On August 3, 2017, the state League registered its opposition to AB 427, requiring the DPI to create a firearms training curriculum at a time when funds for the fundamental responsibilities of public education are seriously inadequate. Their statement was simple and clear:
The League of Women Voters of Wisconsin registers in opposition to Assembly Bill 427 which would require the State Superintendent of Public Instruction to develop a curriculum for an elective firearm education course for high school students. While school districts would not be mandated to offer such a course, resources (financial and employee time) of the DPI would be required at a time when financial constraints on the fundamental responsibilities of public education are seriously inadequate.
Please contact your Assembly representative to register your own concerns. Please share your concerns with friends or relatives in other parts of the state and encourage them to speak to their Assembly Representative as well.
You can learn more about the bill, including the text and list of cosponsors, here: https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2017/proposals/ab427
You can find information on contacting your legislator (and much, much more!) here: https://legis.wisconsin.gov/