What Could Go Wrong?

Written by SK Ashby

Before he formally announces his campaign for the presidency, Governor Scott Walker is on a mission to transform Wisconsin into Mississippi.

To that end, Walker will sign a pair of bills today that will eliminate restrictions for purchasing guns and allow guns at elementary schools.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) plans to sign two new laws on Wednesday that expand the rights of gun owners by removing a 48-hour waiting period for those looking to purchase a firearm and allowing off-duty or retired police officers to carry concealed weapons at public schools. [...]

Walker plans to sign the two pieces of legislation — Senate bills 35 and 70 — at a ceremony at the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday afternoon, according to a Tuesday evening press release from the governor's office.

Allowing off-duty or retired police officers to carry guns at schools may not be as big of a concern if it weren't as common as it is to read about officers accidentally leaving their guns in the restroom. Furthermore, I don't necessarily trust officers to exercise good judgement. We've seen too many unjustified shootings and executions, including a recent high profile case in Wisconsin, to expect that level of trust.

To put it more simply, there are no good reasons to allow guns at public schools and plenty of reasons not to.