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Concealed carry bill passes Wisconsin Senate

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MADISON, Wis. (KWWL) -

A bill allowing concealed weapons in public places passed the Wisconsin Senate Tuesday with bi-partisan support.

The legislation would allow concealed weapons to be carried in most places except in police stations, courthouses and Milwaukee's Summerfest music festival. Business owners also could post signs banning weapons.

The bill now goes before the Assembly as early as this week. If approved, it would need the signature of Governor Scott Walker, who supports the bill.

If passed, Wisconsin would be the 49th state to legalize carrying concealed weapons. Currently only Wisconsin and Illinois are the only states that do not allow concealed weapons to be carried.

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