Wisconsin state representative Bob Gannon (R-Slinger) wants gun-free businesses to pay triple damages in the event that an unarmed law-abiding citizen is harmed during an on-premises attack.
Gannon hopes his bill discourage businesses from banning guns in the first place.
According to the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Sentinel Journal, the bill is titled the “Disarmed Citizen Compensation Act.” And Gannon said the “bill will give the citizens of Wisconsin a better chance of defending themselves and their loved ones against this scourge of terrorist activity.”
Wisconsin’s concealed carry law allows privately-owned businesses to bar guns on their premises. Gannon’s bill would not erase that allowance, it would simply make sure that businesses which choose to disarm law-abiding citizens would do so with the understanding that they are financially liable for the well-being of said citizens.
Gannon said he is getting support for the bill but will not be releasing names until the bill is ready for consideration in early 2017.
AWR Hawkins is the Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.