Sharing from: Carry Wisconsin’s President, Nik Clark
There is a LOT of support out there for the School Grounds carry bill.
It is currently a felony if you drop off or pick up your kids from school while armed. EVEN though Federal law allows CCL holders to go on school grounds, Wisconsin’s own Gun Free School Zone law was passed when we didn’t have concealed carry so it never included that exception. That’s a shame.
This law has made law-abiding citizens FELONS. Check out the following media report about a law-abiding grandfather and CCL holder who is now a convicted felon, barred from having a gun, because he went to his grandson’s school and didn’t realize you have to disarm before you cross the invisible line:
This is especially infuriating knowing that we have repeat criminals in Milwaukee who commit FELONY car theft and the courts plea-bargain it down to MISDEMEANOR “operating without owners consent”. Criminals get special treatment and law-abiding citizens get the BOOK thrown at them. If this doesn’t make you angry it should.
NOW we have word that the bill introduced by Senator Mary Lazich, may not get a vote in the ASSEMBLY controlled by Robin Vos.
PLEASE call your legislators and ask them to support the “school grounds carry bill”. Ask them if they will co-sponsor/co-author the bill. IF YOU GET A RESPONSE email me and let me know. We are keeping track of legislators positions.
Find your legislators using this link: http://maps.legis.wisconsin.
MORE IMPORTANTLY. Robin Vos is the SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY. In a news report the other night he indicated he probably wasn’t going to give the bill a vote in the assembly.
Call and email ROBIN VOS and ask him to bring the “School Grounds Carry Bill” for a vote IF (After) it passes the senate.
Representative Robin Vos: 608-266-9171
Concealed Wisconsin is in agreement with Wisconsin Carry and supports the rights of all law abiding citizens to carry anytime they feel the need to, with or without the permission slip handed out by the state. However, we must deal with laws we currently have, and under those laws law abiding citizen’s rights are being infringed on when they pick up or drop of their child from school. Possible charges include a felony! Just for entering a school zone without disarming yourself, you would lose your right to own a firearm, vote, keep your job, etc. Meanwhile, in Milwaukee, gun crimes go unpunished, murders continue, and thugs keep carrying.