A Milwaukee-based school security expert says the state attorney general's recent opinion that openly carry firearms is lawful may cause confusion. Peter Pochowski, Executive Director of the National Association of School Safety and Law Enforcement Officers ( NASSLEO ), believes the "average person" won't start carrying guns but some may become armed. These armed citizens may unintentionally violate a 1000 feet gun free zone by walking near a school.
Pochowski say intent is factored into the law and he's seen cases where if the accused did not mean to cause harm to the school prosecutors took that into account.
He says with the uncertainty of the open carry law it will be difficult for police to enforce until lawmakers iron out the details.