Legislator to introduce ‘guns in schools’ bill

GunsInSchool_200pxExpect the issue of guns in schools to be resurrected early next year in the new legislative session. At a forum that he organized Saturday at Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School in Washington County, State Representative Jesse Kremer (R-Kewaskum) said he will introduce a bill to allow guns in schools. Specifically, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the bill initially will allow licensed gun owners to carry weapons on the grounds of private schools (because it is politically “an easier fit” to focus on private schools). However, Kremer said he expects to follow up with similar bills applying to public schools and college campuses.

According to the Journal Sentinel:

State Rep. Jesse Kremer (R-Kewaskum) said the state’s concealed carry law, which restricts permit holders from taking their weapons on school grounds, needs to be adjusted to match the federal Gun-Free School Zones Act, which includes an exception for those with CCW licenses. …

Kremer also believes schools should be permitted to let licensed, trained teachers and other staff keep guns in schools as a means to stop deadly mass shootings like those at Columbine High School, Virginia Tech University and Sandy Hook Elementary.

Read the entire article:

Bill would allow licensed guns at private schools

Town of Jackson – A state lawmaker said Saturday he would introduce a bill to allow licensed gun owners to carry weapons on the grounds of private schools, and he expects to advance similar bills aimed at public K-12 schools and college campuses. State Rep.