Mayor Soglin Responds To Concealed Carry Provisions

June 17, 2011

Madison - In anticipation of the new concealed carry legislation, Mayor Soglin will meet with Police Chief Noble Wray and City Attorney Michael May early next week to determine what the city can do to ensure the property rights and lease-holder rights of people who do not want firearms on their property.

"We will consider ordinances that give the property owners and lease-holders a presumption that individuals may not bring firearms onto someone else's property without their permission," Soglin said.

Soglin continued, "We will work with County Executive Joe Parisi and other local leaders to ensure that firearms are not brought onto private or public property without written permission. Discussions are underway to additionally determine the appropriate method to prevent firearms from being carried into city owned buildings."

The Mayor is joined in his commitment by Alders Bidar-Sielaff, Subeck, Maniaci, Verveer, Resnick, Schmidt, Ellingson, Johnson, Clausius,Weier and Phair.

Contact:
  • Katie Crawley, 608-266-4611