MADISON, Wis. (AP) — It looks like a Republican bill that would allow people with concealed weapon permits to carry guns on school grounds is going nowhere in the state Assembly.
Senate President Mary Lazich and Reps. Robert Brooks and Jesse Kremer began circulating the bill for co-sponsors on Wednesday. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said Thursday it’s unlikely the bill will get a floor vote in his house. He says the bill is coming late in the session and he hasn’t heard anyone clamoring for such legislation.
Federal law generally prohibits people from possessing guns on school property without a state license. Wisconsin’s concealed carry law doesn’t allow carrying in schools or on school grounds.
Lazich says the bill is designed to ensure permit-holders who drop their kids off at school aren’t arrested.