July 2005

Short Shots: 07/05

Wisconsin to Retired Police Officers: Thanks, but No Thanks
Dozens of Wisconsin police agencies are balking at implementing a federal law that allows qualified retired police officers and sheriff’s deputies to carry firearms, even in states such as Wisconsin that have concealed carry bans.

The Wisconsin agencies say they do not want to be held liable for potentially deadly incidents involving their former workers. However, retirees from other states can carry their weapons while in Wisconsin.

The federal law, which took effect in January, allows retired officers who served for more than 15 years to carry a weapon as long as they have identification from their former agen...

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