Ryan says bump stocks should be addressed by regulation, not Congress


New federal rules would be the “the smartest, quickest” way to regulate the device the gunman in the Las Vegas massacre used to heighten his firepower, House Speaker Paul Ryan said Wednesday in remarks that suggested Congress was unlikely to act first. > PBS NewsHour

Protest outside, but no interruptions for guns-on-campus advocate at UW-Madison event


A conservative commentator speaking at UW-Madison Tuesday advocated for allowing firearms on campuses on the coattails of a new policy that disciplines students for disrupting others’ free expression. Katie Pavlich, a columnist, Fox News contributor and author, spoke to a nearly full lecture hall, and went uninterrupted. Students protested outside, however – with props. > Wisconsin State Journal

Paul Ryan’s scorching duplicity on gun violence, mental health and, well, everything


From John Nichols: “Paul Ryan has a well-documented history of doing everything in his power to prevent meaningful debate about gun violence. But it’s getting harder for the speaker of the House to game the system on behalf of his benefactors.” > Cap Times

Ryan challenger Cathy Myers releases powerful video against mass shootings


Cathy Myers released a video calling on Paul Ryan to take action on gun violence. Myers is a single mother of two, a 23-year veteran high school teacher, and a candidate for Ryan’s seat. The daughter of an Army veteran and Army Reserve nurse, Myers has served on the Janesville School Board since 2013. > Urban Milwaukee

Wisconsin Dems propose bill banning bump stocks


State Reps. Chris Taylor, Lisa Subeck, Melissa Sargent and Terese Berceau, all from Madison, introduced a bill Thursday that would prohibit the possession, use and sale of bump stocks, which are currently legally available throughout the state. Subeck says it doesn’t make sense to ban automatic weapons if bump stocks are legal. > WMTV Madison

Conceal carry permits: A little common sense could go a long way


Common sense is often the best path on a complicated issue with opponents on both sides “up in arms.” In the case of “constitutional carry,” proposed legislation would allow Wisconsin residents to carry concealed firearms without getting training or having a state permit. As Cap Times columnist Patrick Tomlinson wrote: “This is a catastrophically idiotic idea.”

Paul Ryan gets more money from pro-gun lobbyists than any other U.S. rep


Paul Ryan received more money from pro-gun groups such as the NRA and Gun Owners of America than any other member of the U.S. House of Representatives in 2016. According to the Center for Responsive Politics, Ryan’s $171,977 take ranks 3rd among all members congress, behind only Sens. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio. > Wisconsin Gazette