Walker Doesn’t Share Opinion On Allowing Guns On School Grounds

Governor Says His Focus Is On Bills That Will Get Votes In Legislature

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Gov. Scott Walker wouldn’t say if he approves or opposes legislation that would allow people to carry guns on school property if they have a concealed carry permit.

Two Republican lawmakers — Senate President Mary Lazich and Rep. Robert Brooks — proposed the legislation. It would allow for guns on school properties, but districts would have to decide if they could be carried in buildings.

Walker noted that Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said Thursday that it wouldn’t likely get a vote.

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“The speaker said they’re not taking it up and so my focus is really going to be, from the State of the State on, the things we can get passed in this legislative session,” he said. “For us, our priority is really going to be on workforce, worker training and career development issues.”

Speaker Vos has said he wants to wrap up the current legislative session in February.