Group to renew push for guns on school property
MADISON — A gun rights group is renewing its effort to change Wisconsin law prohibiting firearms on school property.
Carrying a gun on school grounds is currently a felony. The organization Wisconsin Carry says parents and guardians who pick up their children at school should be allowed to carry a firearm if they have a permit.
Nik Clark is president of Wisconsin Carry. He tells Wisconsin Public Radio News that nearly a-quarter million people have concealed carry permits in Wisconsin. And, if they forget to leave their gun at home they could be charged with a felony for driving onto school property.
Similar legislation failed last year. But, Clark says that's because the bill included other items. He says the group will push for a more simplified version of the bill in the next session.