Marquette Wire

Gun permits increase as concealed carry anniversary approaches

Matt Kulling

October 10, 2013

Filed under News

The state of Wisconsin approved its 200,000th concealed carry permit, a benchmark that comes just weeks before the Nov. 1 two-year anniversary of Wisconsin’s concealed carry law being put into effect. Russell Shaw, interim director of the Department of Public Safety, said that if someone was to bring a gun on Marquette’s campus, they would need to follow certain guidelines. “(People) should know that if they are going to come onto our campus, they should have their weapons stored in their vehicle somehow,” Shaw said. “I certainly wouldn’t recommend that because you never know what could happen." Shaw said DPS allows students to store their weapons in the office while living in residence halls, or just for safe-keeping. Students need to give 24-hour notice before retrieving their weapons. Shaw also said that, although guns are banned on Marquette’s campus, there is no such rule outside its ...