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DOJ: 200,000th concealed carry license issued

Concealed carry program took effect Nov. 1, 2011

MADISON, Wis. - The Wisconsin Department of Justice announced Tuesday it has issued 200,000 concealed carry permits since Nov. 1, 2011.

The 200,000th concealed carry license was printed Monday, officials said. All licenses are printed in the secure processing area of the Risser Justice Center in downtown Madison.

DOJ employees continue to receive between 500 and 1,000 concealed carry license applications every week, according to the release. Staff is able to process most applications in less than a week.

"As attorney general I'm pleased we're able to offer this public service to Wisconsin's law-abiding citizens, and that we were able to reduce the cost and provide a rapid turnaround for those who wish to exercise their Second Amendment rights in this manner," Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen said in the release.

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