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Republican Bill Would Put Guns in Wisconsin Schools

Latest Scheme Would Put Guns in Private Schools, Companion to Public School Version Co-authored by 50 Wisconsin Republicans

By - Feb 19th, 2018 03:12 pm


MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin Republicans are introducing a second bill aimed at putting guns into K-12 schools in the state, the latest version aimed at private schools. A measure which would do the functional equivalent for public schools was introduced last year and has co-sponsorship of 50 legislative Republicans.

“The solution to guns in schools is not putting guns in schools,” said Joanna Beilman-Dulin, One Wisconsin Now Research Director. “While the nation still grieves over another mass school shooting, Wisconsin Republicans are showing the country they are squarely in the pocket of the National Rifle Association.”

The latest pro-gun measure was introduced by GOP Rep. Jesse Kremer, who has spent his short legislative career serving the National Rifle Association’s agenda, attempting to legislate safe spaces for racists speaking on University of Wisconsin campuses, and policing the bathrooms of elementary and high school students.

“Anyone who is serious about stopping gun violence in our schools should condemn this legislation immediately,” said Beilman-Dulin. “Guns have no place in schools, public or private.”

A copy of the draft legislation is available here.

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7 thoughts on “Republican Bill Would Put Guns in Wisconsin Schools”

  1. Jeff Weiner says:

    They want to buy guns but not pay teachers a decent wage or buy the needed supplies. All gun nuts are going to hell or wherever scumbags go.

  2. Terry says:

    Republican scumbags love their guns and the NRA more than they love their own children.

    Dump Walker 2018
    Dump ALL Republicans 2018

  3. Michael Gregoric says:

    I believe that we should have an armed, concealed carrying ( anonymous) person in every school, to protect the lives of our students and teachers. Banning guns is not the answer. The perpetrator could use many types of weapons, which include swords, machetes, grenades, or even a homemade gun. Assuming that we do have some kind of armed threat in the building, we need a trained, licensed person, to immediately respond to it. As we have seen many times before, just waiting for the police to eventually show up, is not the answer.

  4. John Casper says:


    Banning firearms isn’t the answer, but your comment could cause people to rethink that.

    1. Parkland had an armed guard.

    “Armed security guard at Florida school never encountered gunman during deadly rampage

    2. Where on an adult’s body are you going to C&C in a school?

    3. Where will this person hide spare clips?

    4. Why are you depriving this person of body armor?

    5. If this person is “anonymous” why won’t kids and teachers think s/he is the shooter?

    6. Won’t law enforcement shoot first at someone displaying a weapon?

    Read the 2A.

    “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

    There’s nothing in there about arming the mentally ill or people who can’t prove proficiency with firearms and ammo they want to use.

    Requiring private insurance for non-hunting weapons and ammo uses the private sector to distribute the risk. Auto and semi-auto are the deer-in-the-headlights.

    NRA is based on spreading fear so people buy more weapons that use a lot of ammo. Think of the weapons as razors. Schick and Gillette give away razors at cost. Their profit is in the blades. Gun industry’s profit is in the ammo.

  5. PMD says:

    Oh great Schimel wants to arm teachers too. Funny how conservatives view teachers as untrustworthy liberals indoctrinating students w/ leftist propaganda but now they want to give them guns. This makes no sense for so many reasons. We lead the world in gun ownership and gun violence. Do people think those aren’t related? When the prevalence of guns leads to so much gun violence, the answer isn’t more guns.

  6. Jeff Weiner says:

    Ban automatic rifles, bump stocks and ammo clips that hold more than 6 shells. That is all you need as a hunter but you we know that AR for hunting is just another lame excuse. There are restrictions on the first amendment and common sense says there should be for the second amendment. NRA feels there should be NO restrictions at all. Just asinine.

  7. John Casper says:

    Jeff, appreciate you carving out for hunters. I think that’s correct and just.

    If the GOP would just stop arming the mentally ill, it would be a big improvement.

    Unfortunately, the NRA is worried it’s those folks who account for ammo sales. That’s where the profit is.

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