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“If there's a shooting on the campus, I think you want more guns on the campus — because you want more bullets flying to actually stop whoever it is that has started that shooting,” said State Rep. Jesse Kremer. With the recent shooting on an Oregon college campus, and nine states completely barring guns from public campuses, it’s an issue worthy of debate. However, there’s no indication that the legislation will be widely embraced by lawmakers or the governor.
According to his spokeswoman, the State Senate’s majority leader, Scott L. Fitzgerald, he hasn’t taken a position on the bill. The spokeswoman also said that Fitzgerald is waiting to see the response from the Republican caucus.
“This has taken off because there’s many people who favor strong gun rights who believe that really guns should be everywhere; that if you don't have guns in a place, then it's a so-called ‘gun-free zone’ and it's an actual invitation to mass shooters to come to that place because you know you can find a lot of unarmed victims that won't be able to shoot back,” said Adam Winkler. Winkler, the author of Gunfight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America, is a law professor at UCLA.
Currently, but you must be 21 older to get a concealed carry license in the state of Wisconsin. That means about half of all college students – freshmen and sophomores – aren’t legally allowed to carry a weapon anyway.
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In the state of Wisconsin, citizens are allowed to carry concealed weapons nearly anywhere. That includes college campuses – except when public colleges choose to ban them.
Two state legislators have introduced a
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