WebXtra Article: A Brief History of Concealed Weapons in Wisconsin
At some time in Wisconsin's history, society's perception of weapons and how they were carried changed. A person could go virtually unnoticed walking down Main Street in 1872 with a holstered weapon on his or her hip, but the same cannot be said today. While frontier folks feared concealed weapons, contemporary residents have the same reaction to openly carried weapons.
Mark R. Hinkston