MADISON (WKOW) -- The state Justice Department wants to spend $788,000 to keep up with concealed carry applications.
Applications have been coming in since a law legalizing hidden weapons in Wisconsin was passed in November. So far, the DOJ has received more than 120,000 applications.
The DOJ says the number of applications and checks has slowed the agency. They asked the Legislature's budget committee for $384,500 to hire eight employees. The agency also asks for $358,000 for more supplies and $46,000 to cover employee promotions and a new firearms unit supervisor.
The DOJ has hired 30 new employees. These employees perform background checks and process applications for handgun buyers.
For more information on Wisconsin's concealed carry law, click here.
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