Wisconsin gun activist whines: It’s so unfair you have to unload your weapon on school grounds
On Friday, Wisconsin conservative talk radio host Vicki McKenna welcomed Wisconsin Carry activist Nik Clarke to her program.
Clarke said that he believes that gun-free school zone laws infringe upon his rights as a gun owner because it imposes an unreasonable burden for him to have to constantly unload and then reload his weapon.
“We actually have lawmakers in Wisconsin who are looking at the question of whether or not it makes any sense to enforce prohibitions against lawful people who carry in Wisconsin under gun-free school zones,” McKenna said. “Nik Clarke, I know you’re working on that.”
Clarke explained that while Wisconsin’s concealed carry laws allow people to have their weapons in school zones, they are not allowed to bring them on school grounds, which he believes is unreasonable.
“What you have then is a situation where if a person goes on to school grounds,” Clarke said, “in your vehicle, you have to have it unloaded and in a case or you’re still committing a felony.”
“Thousands of people across the state,” he said, “are unknowingly committing a felony.” Picking your kids up from school or even making a U-turn in a school parking lot, he explained, “if you’re carrying, then you’re committing a felony.”
“Leaving those land mines out there for citizens is really dangerous,” he said. Therefore, people must be allowed to bring loaded, ready-to-fire weapons on to school grounds whenever they please. It’s the only way to keep them out of trouble, he said.
“It’s really concerning that these mothers and fathers picking their kids up from school could be exposing themselves to a felony charge,” Clarke fretted.
Clarke and McKenna discussed the case of a school district employee in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, who is possibly facing charges for having a stun gun in her vehicle on school grounds.
“How many other constitutionally protected rights can you accidentally commit a felony without knowing it?” Clarke asked.
“This is nuts,” agreed McKenna.
“What people would have to do legally,” complained Clarke, “is stop their vehicle outside of the school, on a city street, unholster, unload your gun and put it…Can you imagine somebody walking by on the sidewalk and seeing someone outside of a school on the street unloading their gun on the side of the street on the shoulder, pulling their gun, unholstering it and handling it?”
“I can imagine the phone calls if people were really following the law of what you have to do when you drive on to school grounds,” he went on. “It’s not a wise choice.”
Listen to the audio, embedded below: