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How does Wisconsin’s new Carrying Concealed Weapon Law affect FVTC students and staff?
Here are answers to some frequently asked questions. 
Click on a question or scroll down to see the answers to your questions.

  1. When is the new law effective?
  2. Will firearms and other weapons be prohibited at Fox Valley Technical College when the law becomes effective?
  3. Can I store a firearm in my vehicle while parked in a FVTC parking lot?
  4. Will FVTC hold classes for those wanting to obtain a concealed carry permit?
  5. If I am attending a special event on the grounds at FVTC, can I or any other visitor carry a concealed firearm?
  6. What should I do if I see someone carrying or possessing a firearm inside a building at Fox Valley Technical College?
  7. What should I do if I see someone with a firearm at a regional center or a location where there is no on-site security?

  1. When is the new law effective?
    The new law goes into effect on November 1, 2011.

  2. Will firearms and other weapons be prohibited at Fox Valley Technical College when the law becomes effective?
    Yes, the new law allows for the college to prohibit weapons inside the buildings. To maintain compliance with the law, FVTC will be posting signs at the entrances to all of its buildings that it owns and leases. Posting of signs at entrances will begin in mid-October.

  3. Can I store a firearm in my vehicle while parked in a FVTC parking lot?
    Yes, after October 31, 2011, the law allows for storage of legal firearms and weapons by individuals allowed to possess weapons while parked in FVTC parking lots. The firearm must be stored properly in compliance with state transportation laws: all firearms except handguns, must be unloaded and cased. In addition, to deter theft any firearm should be stored out of plain view—such as in the trunk or other closed compartment and your vehicle should be locked.

  4. Will FVTC hold classes for those wanting to obtain a concealed carry permit?
    Yes, the Criminal Justice Department will be holding classes once the Department of Justice has developed the curriculum. Contact Enrollment Services for additional information.
  5. If I am attending a special event on the grounds at FVTC, can I or any other visitor carry a concealed firearm?
    Consistent with our overall policy, to the greatest extent allowable by law, FVTC will prohibit weapons at special events. Please check with the College in advance of your arrival to determine whether weapons will be permitted at the event.

  6. What should I do if I see someone carrying or possessing a firearm inside a building at Fox Valley Technical College?
    If the person is not an immediate threat, contact Security Services at (920)735-4777. If the person is an immediate threat or is uncooperative, contact 911.

  7. What should I do if I see someone with a firearm at a regional center or a location where there is no on-site security?
    Contact your local police department. If the person is an immediate threat or is uncooperative, dial 911. As soon as it is practical, contact Security Services at (920)735-4777.


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