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Stories about kids, guns and how to stop the violence. Precious Lives, created by 371 Productions, is a 2-year, 100-part weekly radio series about gun violence and young people in the Milwaukee area. The series applies a public health lens to each story to help listeners understand the full scope of the problem: who are the victims and the shooters; how are the weapons obtained; and what can we change about the environment that contributes to violence in Milwaukee?

#043 Precious Lives: Should Guns Be Allowed Inside Campus Buildings?

Sandy Manikowski
Competing posters in the University of Wisconsin ­ Milwaukee Student Union in response to the GOP proposed Campus Carry Act."

If you have your concealed carry permit in Wisconsin, it’s legal to carry a concealed weapon on a college campus. As long as you don’t step foot in a campus building.

GOP Assemblyman Jesse Kremer and Sen. Devin LeMahieuhave introduced the Campus Carry Act, a bill that would allow concealed guns in the classroom. They say it will make campuses safer from violent crime and mass shootings.

Mike Sportiello, the President of the UW­Milwaukee Student Association does not think so. He says the campus is safe, so why introduce guns? It turns out not everyone on campus shares Mike’s view.

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