Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely baby daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
The teacher, known as “Jane Doe,” wants to protect herself from an ex-husband who’s made threats against her. The Oregon woman is licensed to carry a concealed weapon.
Her school district won’t let her bring a gun to school, even though Oregon law says local districts, including schools, can’t pass laws or policies preventing someone from owning or possessing a firearm.
On the agreement that she’d remain anonymous, “Jane Doe,” who is pursuing legal action to exercise the 2nd Amendment constitutional rights, told the Christian Science Monitor:
"I have no doubt at all that any time a criminal has gone into a school intending to commit violence they did so knowing nobody was going to be able to stop them. We've seen what happens when teachers do nothing or can do nothing, and that's not acceptable to me."
Several states are considering bills to allow teachers to carry weapons in school.
It was one year ago that Wisconsin Assemblyman Frank Lasee made national news for his proposal to let teachers in Wisconsin bring guns to class.Many people develop a knee-jerk reaction when they first hear this idea.
I don’t dismiss it outright.
An advocate of conceal-carry, I can understand why some teachers, with the proper training, would want to, and should be able to have a weapon on hand for protection. In practically every school in America, if an armed individual gets inside, there’s virtually no one who can stop that person.
Read the Christian Science Monitor story.