DOJ quietly stopped enforcing concealed carry class sizes

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Published: Sep. 13, 2016 at 4:23 PM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The state Department of Justice quietly agreed to stop enforcing concealed carry class size limitations last year.

The DOJ imposed regulations in 2013 requiring concealed carry applicants to take a firearm training class with a student-instructor ratio of no more than 50 to one. Gun rights group Wisconsin Carry Inc. sued days later alleging state law prohibits DOJ from imposing training standards beyond what the law prescribes.

Court documents show DOJ conceded statutes don't allow the agency to impose such standards and stopped enforcing them in October. The agency reached an agreement with Wisconsin Carry to draft regulations repealing the ratio.

The agency's news release archive contains no statements on the agreement. Spokesman Johnny Koremenos said Tuesday that DOJ doesn't issue news releases on everything that happens at the agency.

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