- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 4, 2015

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Nearly 243,000 people in Wisconsin hold a permit to carry a concealed gun.

A report from the state Department of Justice says about 34,000 permits were issued in 2014 - the third full year after the concealed carry law was approved by legislators.

There was a rush of applications after Wisconsin became the 49th state to allow concealed weapons in 2011. The new numbers show a much slower pace now for obtaining a permit.

The Journal Sentinel (https://bit.ly/16ybnHh ) says the DOJ’s report shows several thousand applications were rejected or revoked last year for a variety of reasons. They include a felony conviction, a domestic violence conviction or mental incompetence. Hundreds of permits were revoked because the holder no longer lives in Wisconsin.

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Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, https://www.jsonline.com

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