The attorney general’s office is requesting an extension of the date by which the state must have a concealed carry law on the books, by court order.
The federal appeals court last year gave the state until June 9 of this year to enact a law to allow citizens to carry concealed firearms. Lawmakers passed a bill on May 31, but the governor has yet to act on it. Meanwhile, the attorney general is deciding whether to appeal the decision to the U.S. Supreme Court.
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“The governor has not indicated what he intends to do with the legislative measure that has reached his desk, related to the mandates handed down by the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, so our office felt ultimately that we needed to take this step in order to keep the state’s legal options open,” said Natalie Bauer, spokeswoman for the attorney general’s office.
The court has already granted one extension, until July 9.