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Are assemblymen and aldermen allowed to carry concealed in WI?

Running Wolf

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Does anyone know if assemblymen and aldermen are allowed to carry concealed? If so what training requirement do they have to meet? Same for judges; what kind of training are they required to complete, if any?

I ask because one of the assembly members at the AB126 bill yesterday, I think it was Turner, mentioned a few times that he carries, although he might have been referring to when he was an alderman. And it also seemed he was pretty gung-ho about mandated training. And I think he might consider himself a hunter . . .
 

Interceptor_Knight

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Does anyone know if assemblymen and aldermen are allowed to carry concealed? If so what training requirement do they have to meet? Same for judges; what kind of training are they required to complete, if any?

I ask because one of the assembly members at the AB126 bill yesterday, I think it was Turner, mentioned a few times that he carries, although he might have been referring to when he was an alderman. And it also seemed he was pretty gung-ho about mandated training. And I think he might consider himself a hunter . . .

According to the letter of the "law", Only certified LEO may carry concealed in WI. The alderman may Open Carry or may carry outside of WI with a non-resident permit.
 

Running Wolf

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941.23 states "Any person except a peace officer who goes armed with a concealed and dangerous weapon is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor." Notice it refers to "peace officers" as opposed to LEO or "police officers."

939.22(22) states ""Peace officer" means any person vested by law with a duty to maintain public order or to make arrests for crime, whether that duty extends to all crimes or is limited to specific crimes. "Peace officer" includes a commission warden."

Does this include judges and retired judges?

Does anyone else recall somebody on the board yesterday mentioning that they carry? I don't remember specifically who said it, but I do remember thinking "must be nice to be so special."
 

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941.23 states "Any person except a peace officer who goes armed with a concealed and dangerous weapon is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor." Notice it refers to "peace officers" as opposed to LEO or "police officers."

939.22(22) states ""Peace officer" means any person vested by law with a duty to maintain public order or to make arrests for crime, whether that duty extends to all crimes or is limited to specific crimes. "Peace officer" includes a commission warden."

Does this include judges and retired judges?
Since a Judge is not automatically "vested by law with a duty" to maintain public order or to make arrests, it looks like No. Just because you are able to make an arrest as a citizen does not mean you have a duty to do so. A Police Officer, Deputy, Marshal, Warden, etc is vested by law with a duty to maintain order and make arrests.

Read this section through as it mentions powers of arrest.... http://legis.wisconsin.gov/statutes/Stat0175.pdf
 

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Here's One Man's Opinion

Judges are not peace officers authorized to carry concealed weapons. 69 Atty. Gen. 66.
 
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