Democratic Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers vetoed two bills related to guns on school grounds in April 2022.
Evers vetoed Assembly Bill 495, which would have allowed people with a concealed carry license to possess a firearm in a vehicle on school grounds.
Republicans who supported the bill said it would protect parents from accidentally violating state law if they have a firearm in their vehicle when picking up or dropping off children from school.
Evers also vetoed Assembly Bill 597, which would have allowed people with a concealed carry license to possess a firearm in a place of worship located on the grounds of a private school.
In his veto messages, Evers said the bills would weaken Wisconsin’s gun-free school zone law.
Republicans plan to bring back some of the 100-plus bills Evers vetoed if Republican businessman Tim Michels is elected governor.
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Wisconsin State Legislature: 2021 Assembly Bill 495
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Wisconsin State Legislature: 2021 Assembly Bill 597
Wisconsin State Legislature: Governor’s Veto Message April 8, 2022
State of Wisconsin: Governor’s Veto Message: Assembly Bill 597
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