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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

 3:29 PM 

Assembly clears bill letting active, off-duty, former officers carry guns in schools

The Assembly concurred on SB 70, the companion bill to AB 46, which would let off-duty and qualified former law enforcement officers carry firearms on or near school grounds.

Current law prohibits people from carrying a firearm within 1,000 feet of a school but exempts law enforcement officers acting in their official capacity. The bill’s added exemptions restore the law as it existed prior to enactment of the 2011 Concealed Carry Act.

Under the bill, a qualified law enforcement officer includes those who actively work for agencies outside of Wisconsin.

An amendment to the bill would let law enforcement officers carry firearms into schools even if they have posted gun prohibition signs.


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