MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Concealed weapons would be allowed on school grounds in Wisconsin under a proposal up for a vote Thursday.
The Republican chairman of the Assembly's Criminal Justice Committee says he will offer the amendment but he does not expect it to pass. Rep. Joel Kleefisch, of Oconomowoc, says his goal is to start a discussion about how to make schools safer.
But Kleefisch concedes he doesn't know whether citizens want to allow it.
Allowing anyone to carry concealed weapons on school grounds is opposed by groups representing school district administrators and school boards.
The amendment is being offered to a bill he is sponsoring that would allow off duty, out of state and retired police officers to carry concealed weapons on school grounds.