The Wisconsin Way: No newspapers, but concealed guns are OK

“The rules in the gallery will also prohibit bags and briefcases, which will require the installation of lockers at an undisclosed cost. But Republicans left in place their rule from last session allowing concealed guns and other weapons for people with a valid permit.” — from today’s Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Democrats warned that the new Republican rules would infringe on free speech.

“Something you seem to forget, the First Amendment is as important as the Second,” [Minority Leader Peter] Barca said.

* Gallery rules approved over Democrats’ objections (

(Photo via Mike McCabe)