Thursday, October 31, 2013

WI: Bill Would Remove Schools as Forbidden to CCW Holders

MADISON — Anyone with a concealed weapons permit could carry a gun onto school grounds in Wisconsin under a proposal being put to a vote Thursday by the Republican chairman of the Assembly Criminal Justice Committee.

The proposed amendment would dramatically broaden the scope of a bill that would allow off-duty, out-of-state and retired police officers to bring concealed weapons into any private building, including schools, where concealed weapons are not permitted.

Allowing any of the roughly 203,000 people who have a concealed weapon permit to bring a gun to school doesn’t have enough votes in the Republican-controlled committee to pass, said its sponsor, Rep. Joel Kleefisch, R-Oconomowoc. The goal, he said, was to start a discussion about school safety.

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