During a meeting of Milwaukee community leaders and law enforcement officials Monday night, Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn called the Wisconsin concealed carry law “irresponsible.”
The audience at the town hall meeting was able to submit written questions for the panel. One asked Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn whether Wisconsin's concealed carry law contributes to the violence. Flynn said it does, saying because only convicted felons are barred from permits, so-called "human holsters" with cleaner records hold guns for big-time drug dealers, FOX6Now reports.
"It's an irresponsible law passed by irresponsible legislatures who are more interested in ideological points and I'd sure as hell like some more community outrage about that because that's what driving the violence in this city and too many public officials are silent on it," Flynn said.
Mike Crivello, president of the Milwaukee Police Association, the police union took issue with Flynn's comments.
"I have never had a conversation with you, chief, relative to you displaying that we are arresting an overwhelming amount of people, or even one person, who's committed a crime while carrying a CCW (permit,)" Crivello said.
"I am forbidden to tell the public when a CCW permit holder breaks the law. I'm forbidden by statute," Flynn retorted.