wrong. Whoever said that has obviously never read the WI constitution regarding that issue. Prior to our CCW law, open carry was legal, and even CC could have been argued as legal. The wording of the law went something like this: A person mat not carry concealed unless his or her need to "excersize his/her second amendment rights" outweighed the state's "interest in enforcing the concealed weapons statute". It went on to state that: "... There are two places in which a citizen's desire to exercise the right to keep and bear arms for the purposes of security is at its apex: in the citizen's home or in his or her privately owned business. It logically and necessarily follows that the individual's intererest in the right to keep and bear arms for the purposes of security will not, as a general matter, be particularily strong outside these two locations. An individual generally has no heitemed interest in his or her right to bear arms for security while in a vehicle" So basically, you could not carry concealed unless you were actively being attacked. Then it was acceptable. As I stated before, though, there was absolutely no law banning open carry, so long as you were a certain distance from the road. Can't believe I remember all that.