Update: Wisconsin Carry Wins Lawsuit Against Markesan High School Principal
Over the past 50 years, the public school system has become an institution that systematically demonizes and discriminates against guns, lawful gun ownership, and the important role that guns play in our society and our nation's history.
In April of 2018, Wisconsin Carry, Inc. funded a lawsuit against Markesan, WI High School Principal John Koopman who punished a student with "solitary confinement" for wearing a t-shirt with a non-violent, non-threatening image of a gun on it. The student received the same punishment for wearing a t-shirt that merely had the word "guns" on it. See prior press release here:
Today Wisconsin Carry is pleased to announce a permanent judgement has been entered in Federal Court barring the Principal or others within the district from restricting the student's wearing of non-violent, non-threatening clothing showing or mentioning firearms. A copy of this judgement is available here:
Wisconsin Carry, Inc hopes this victory serves as persuasive precedent for other public school districts around the great state of Wisconsin to refrain from discriminating against students who support safe, lawful gun rights and the constitutionally protected expressions of the 2nd Amendment through their choice of clothing.
With that said we encourage any parent from around the state who's sons or daughters experience discipline or reprimand from their public school officials for wearing clothing that depicts guns, the 2nd Amendment, or related subjects in non-violent, non-threatening ways, to contact Wisconsin Carry, Inc. We are eager to extend our resources to assist.
On behalf of myself and the Wisconsin Carry, Inc. Board of Directors I would like to express our sincere appreciation to our dues paying members who's exceptional support allows us to successfully litigate these issues to protect and advance the right to carry in Wisconsin.
Chairman/President - Wisconsin Carry, Inc.