JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Some Wisconsin students who took their demonstration against gun violence on the road have reached their destination — House Speaker Paul Ryan’s home turf.
About 50 students set out Sunday from Madison on their “50 Miles More” march. They reached their destination in Janesville on Wednesday and are demonstrating in a park for stricter gun laws. Ryan, a Republican who has opposed gun restrictions, is in the Czech Republic on an official visit.
The students say they want a ban on military-style guns and accessories that turn semi-automatic weapons into automatic weapons. They also want a four-day waiting period for all gun purchases, background checks on all gun sales, and the legal age to buy a gun raised to 21.
Adult volunteers walked with the students, who spent the nights in schools along the route.