Gun by her side, Vukmir’s first campaign TV ad talks of threats

With a holstered handgun next to her on a dining room table, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir promises in her first television ad of the campaign released Monday to stand with President Donald Trump just as she did against death threats in Wisconsin. > AP News

Her graduation speech called for equality. Administrators said, ‘Sorry, too controversial’.

Tomahawk High School administrators told a straight-A student she would need to remove references to discrimination and school shootings in order to deliver her commencement address. She decided not to give the speech instead. > Wausau Daily Herald

Criminologist: Police in schools does not make them safer


Andrew Austin, a criminologist at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, notes that officers in schools have increased tremendously in recent years, but schools have experienced more and deadlier shootings. He explains why this is. > Green Bay Press Gazette

Gun control advocates call for tighter state restrictions ahead of Gun Violence Awareness Day


A group of gun control supporters including lawmakers, faith leaders and victim advocates called on Wisconsin legislators to pass stricter firearm regulations on Thursday, ahead of National Gun Violence Awareness Day on Saturday. > Cap Times

Walker points to safety bill in wake of Texas shooting

Asked Tuesday whether more needs to be done to bolster student safety in the wake of last week’s deadly high school shooting in Texas, Gov. Scott Walker touted the bill he signed in March that provides school districts with $100 million in grants for security upgrades in their buildings. > WZAW-TV Wausau

Johnson responds to Santa Fe school shooting: “Guns are not going anywhere”

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson hasn’t changed his views on gun reforms since taking office, as evidenced by his comments hours after another school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas. Johnson believes that with more than 300 million guns in America, “they are not going anywhere,” and said gun-free zones are not working. > ABC 27 Madison