- Associated Press - Thursday, October 16, 2014

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A gun rights group is renewing its effort to change Wisconsin law prohibiting firearms on school property.

Carrying a gun on school grounds is currently a felony. The organization Wisconsin Carry says parents and guardians who pick up their children at school should be allowed to carry a firearm if they have a permit.

Nik Clark is president of Wisconsin Carry. He tells Wisconsin Public Radio News (https://bit.ly/1yHkZum ) that nearly a-quarter million people have concealed carry permits in Wisconsin. And, if they forget to leave their gun at home they could be charged with a felony for driving onto school property.

Similar legislation failed last year. But, Clark says that’s because the bill included other items. He says the group will push for a more simplified version of the bill in the next session.

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Information from: Wisconsin Public Radio, https://www.wpr.org

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