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Print | Email | Concealed carry fails by one vote

By SUSAN KAMPMEIER
Journal staff

After driving more than 100 miles on snowy roads and waiting around the Capitol all day for Tuesday's concealed carry vote, Darrell DeGroff left Madison a disappointed man.

"It is like getting hit in the teeth," DeGroff, Bancroft, said after the Assembly fell one vote short to overturn Gov. Jim Doyle's veto of concealed carry legislation. DeGroff, his children, Amanda and Nathanial, and fellow concealed carry supporters Ken Zimbeck and Tom Carn carpooled to the Capitol for the vote.

The Assembly's vote narrowly upheld Wisconsin's 134-year-old ban on guns, knives and other armaments in public. The 65-34 vote missed the two-thirds majority needed to override the vote.
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