. . . in light of our constitutional amendment which grants Wisconsin citizens the right to bear arms "for security, defense, hunting, recreation or any other lawful purpose," a statutory prohibition on carrying concealed weapons at all times, under all circumstances, the sole exception being for peace officers, is not a reasonable exercise of the state's police powers.
Wisconsin and Illinois are the only states, except Alaska and Vermont, without a law allowing residents to obtain permits to carry concealed weapons.
The Supreme Court essentially holds that there is a right to carry a concealed weapon if you live in a really, really dangerous neighborhood, but that you do not qualify if only 4 businesses around you have been robbed in the last year and another bar owner had his throat cut.
If FBI statistics show your town is about average on crime - no constitutional right.
If it is really, really dangerous, then you DO have a constitutional right.
Oh, and the jury does not make this factual determination. The judge makes it as a matter of law.
The irony is that the author of the dissent, Justice Crooks, first ran for the supreme court as a conservative who would be tough on crime. The "soft on crime" yet liberal majority has no trouble being tough on a businessman wishing to exercise his constitutional rights.