We just received a friendly e-mail from Grant County Sheriff Keith Govier. In part, Govier expressed concern about concealed carry becoming burdensome to departments. Given tightening budgets and staffing challenges in the wake of the economic meltdown, that’s an understandable concern. He wrote:
In the past the legislation that was introduced was not friendly to sheriff’s and eventually opposed the legislation. There are many sheriff’s who will be supporting CCW if it is reasonably crafted legislation that is not burdensome on sheriffs.
Constitutional Carry, by definition, wouldn’t require any permit process or background checks – so there wouldn’t be any involvement from sheriffs or other law enforcement agencies experiencing budget or staffing challenges. It’s simply a return to an inalienable right, such as free speech or freedom of religion.
About the Author: Corey Graff is the executive director of Wisconsin Gun Owners, Inc. (WGO), a pro-gun activist, and a life-long gun owner from Wisconsin.