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Wisconsin Bill Would Allow Some Concealed Weapons On School Grounds

Thursday, October 31st, 2013 at 6:25 am

Some concealed weapons would be allowed on school grounds in Wisconsin under a proposal up for a vote Thursday.

The Republican chairman of the Assembly’s Criminal Justice Committee says he will offer the amendment but he does not expect it to pass. Rep. Joel Kleefisch told the Associated Press that his goal is to start a discussion about how to make schools safer.

But Kleefisch concedes he doesn’t know whether citizens want to allow it.

Allowing anyone to carry concealed weapons on school grounds is opposed by groups representing school district administrators and school boards.

The amendment is being offered here would allow off duty, out of state and retired police officers to carry concealed weapons on school grounds.

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