Wisconsin's Department of Justice has launched a new website for residents to apply for and renew concealed carry weapon licenses.
In a statement, Attorney General Brad Schimel says hundreds of thousands of Wisconsinites hold concealed carry licenses, "making our state a safer place to live, work and raise a family."
He says the website, concealedcarry.doj.wi.gov, will offer a convenient, streamlined process for applications and renewals.
The department has issued more than 300,000 concealed carry permits since the law went into effect in 2011. The department will start sending out renewal notices this month for licenses, which must be renewed every five years for $22. Renewals require no additional training.
The department says applications in 2016 are on track to outpace 2015 and interest in firearm ownership shows no signs of subsiding.