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Wisconsin Supreme Court says permit needed to carry loaded gun in car
But the decision included a concurrence and a dissent and took a total of 61 pages.
"The fact that there are three separate opinions on what the CCW statute means underscores that average citizens are left without knowing," said John Monroe, a Georgia gun rights attorney who represented Grandberry.
"This is a prime opportunity for the Legislature to clarify the issue," Monroe said.
In 2014, Brian Grandberry was stopped in Milwaukee and asked if he had a weapon in his car. He said he had a loaded .45-caliber Hi-Point handgun in the glove compartment, but also said he had a concealed carry permit.
Police checked and didn't see one listed for Grandberry. That's when he clarified that he had taken the class, but had not yet applied for the permit. He was later convicted of carrying a concealed weapon, a misdemeanor, and sentenced to a year of probation and 30 hours of community service, and appealed.