State Rep. Lisa Subeck
Press Release

Republican Proposal Jeopardizes School Safety with Potential for Wild West Environment

“Wisconsin families want to know that their children are safe at school each day.”

By - Jan 14th, 2016 01:34 pm

MADISON – Representative Lisa Subeck (D-Madison) released the following statement regarding LRB-1820, a bill proposed by Senator Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin), Representative Robert Brooks (R-Saukville), and Representative Jesse Kremer (R-Kewaskum) that would decimate Wisconsin’s Gun Free School Zone law by allowing guns on school property.

“Gun violence has reached an epidemic level in our nation, posing a serious public health and public safety crisis. To end this crisis, we must reduce, not increase, the prevalence of guns in our communities. Wisconsin families want to know that their children are safe at school each day. Instead of protecting children from violence, Republicans are putting their safety in jeopardy by creating the potential for a wild west environment where guns become commonplace in the classrooms and the hallways of our schools.

The time is now for real action to end gun violence through expanded background checks, restoring Wisconsin’s 48 hour waiting period for handgun purchases, increased access to mental health care, and measures to keep guns out of the hands of those who intend to use them for harm. Instead, Republicans have proposed yet another dangerous bill that jeopardizes the safety of our school children and our communities.”

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5 thoughts on “Republican Proposal Jeopardizes School Safety with Potential for Wild West Environment”

  1. Tom Bosworth says:

    I’m curious: Which states which allow licensed CCW gun owners (or don’t require a license at all) to wear their guns on school grounds have had a problem as a result? What have those problems been? How many problems have there been?

    By what mechanism do gun bans on school grounds prevent criminals from having guns on school grounds?

    Or is asking for data racist? Wingnut? How so?

  2. Tom Bosworth says:

    Lisa Subeck: “Gun violence has reached an epidemic level in our nation”

    Well, we do know that this is flagrantly untrue. What we don’t know is if Rep. Subeck knows it to be untrue, or if she is merely utterly uninformed about the topic and trusting others who actually misinform her.

    Gun violence has declined 49% since 1993.

    Two thirds of all gun deaths are suicides, largely because people who are serious about killing themselves choose effective means. That is deeply sad, but hardly a crime problem.

    With perhaps 56% more guns in circulation than in 1993, but a 49% decline in homicides, this is an epidemic we can use more of.

    More guns in more places may or may not reduce the murder rate, but it is pretty clear that skyrocketing numbers of guns and licensed carriers do not increase it.

    If you disagree, please cite some actual data. Merely calling me a nut, or a right wingnut, or a paranoid wingnut, may make you feel warm and fuzzy about yourself, and may even be true, but it is hardly convincing as an argument. Cite some data. Name calling just means you have none.

    Here are some charts backing up my assertions of fact. Do you have any to challenge their accuracy?

    https://www.aei.org/publication/chart-of-the-day-more-guns-less-gun-violence-between-1993-and-2013/

  3. Vincent Hanna says:

    “Merely calling me a nut, or a right wingnut, or a paranoid wingnut, may make you feel warm and fuzzy about yourself, and may even be true”

    That’s the funniest thing I’ve read all day. You admit to being a paranoid wingnut. I love it. I really hope you’re hanging around schools with a loaded gun.

  4. David Krueger says:

    My contribution to Urban Milwaukee was meant to support real journalism. There were a few articles that inspired me by there bold truthfulness (like the dam on the Milwaukee River, the art museum expansion design and the last time Urban Milwaukee covered guns).

    I am pro gun but I respect a well thought out analysis on the subject whether it supports my view or not. Regurgitating sound bites is not journalism I’m willing to pay for in the future.

    Thankfully a couple republicans recognize that anyone sick enough to shoot children isn’t going to give a darn about a gun free.zone.

  5. Dave Reid says:

    @David This isn’t an article, it’s a press release. And thanks for contributing.

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