Rep. Paul Ryan hosts listening sessions in Wisconsin

DOUSMAN (WITI) -- U.S. Representative Paul Ryan is back in Wisconsin this week -- busy holding listening sessions on the budget.

The Republican Congressman was in Dousman on Monday morning, April 29th.

There, Ryan spoke about the budget deficit and the different budget plans in Washington. He also took questions on a proposal to ban assault weapons.

"Because high capacity military style weapons are designed for conflict and when I need to defend myself and my freedom, I want the most reliable, durable and combat proven highest capacity weapon available," a listener stated.

"I honestly, I agree this is not going to solve the problem. This is just going to infringe on a person's second amendment so I will not vote to ban those weapons," Ryan said.

The proposal to ban assault weapons comes in response to the shooting massacre in December at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut that left 26 dead -- most of them children.

Upcoming listening sessions are as follows:

Tuesday, April 30

ELKHORN: 10:15–11:30am, Monte Carlo Room, 720 North Wisconsin Street

BURLINGTON: 12:30–1:45pm, Veterans Terrace, 589 Milwaukee Avenue

OAK CREEK: 2:30–4:00pm, Oak Creek Community Center, 8580 South Howell Avenue

Wednesday, May 1

RACINE: 11:15–12:45pm, Cesar Chavez Community Center, 2221 Douglas Avenue

KENOSHA: 2:00–3:30pm, Boys and Girls Club of Kenosha, 1330 52nd Street

Thursday, May 2

BRISTOL: 2:00–3:30pm, Kenosha County Center, 19600 75th Street