WI Bill Would OK Off-Duty Police with Guns in School

Bill Would Allow Off-Duty Officers to Carry Guns in WI Schools

A proposal that would allow off-duty and retired police officers to carry guns in schools is finding support in the Wisconsin Legislature.

The measure cleared an Assembly committee earlier this month and the Senate Judiciary Committee has scheduled a hearing on it for Tuesday.

Current state law generally bans people from possessing guns on school grounds as well as within 1,000 feet of school grounds.

The prohibition doesn’t apply to police officers acting in their official capacity.

A bipartisan group of legislators has proposed a bill that would allow off-duty and retired officers to carry guns in schools as well.

A more broad proposal last session that allowed anyone to carry concealed weapons on school grounds failed to pass.
 

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