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MILLER: Targeting Paul Ryan The GOPís Second Amendment advocate stands up to the gun grabbers
The Washington Times ^ | 10 October, 2012 | Emily Miller

Posted on 10/10/2012 9:20:55 PM PDT by marktwain

Paul Ryan faces Joe Biden in a vice presidential debate Thursday where guns could become one of the many hot topics discussed. The Wisconsin Republican congressman has recently become a lightning rod for attacks from gun grabbers who think the issue is their ticket to thwarting the Romney campaign’s growing momentum in the polls.

Consider the local ABC affiliate in Michigan that ambushed Mr. Ryan on Monday. Reporter Terry Camp used his one-on-one time with the GOP vice presidential candidate to ask — twice — whether the country has a gun problem. Mr. Ryan replied that the nation has a crime problem that no new gun laws would solve.

“The best thing to help prevent violent crime in the inner cities is to bring opportunities to the inner cities, is to help people get out of poverty,” explained Mr. Ryan. “That’s what charities and civic groups and churches do to help one another make sure that they can realize the value of one another.”

The reporter bizarrely responded on camera by asking if all that could be done with a big tax cut. Mr. Ryan replied, “Those are your words, not mine,” before his aide cut off the interview. The left pounced on the incident. Democratic National Committee spokesman Brad Woodhouse tweeted four times in a row about the encounter: “You can walk out of an interview if you don’t like a press question? This is a game changer — way to be a leader Congressman Paul Ryan.”

Mr. Ryan has never backed down from his support of the right to keep and bear arms, which is an issue he views in personal terms. He warned of the consequences of what the administration might do if given a second term.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: banglist; campaign; constitution; ryan

1 posted on 10/10/2012 9:21:04 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Emily goes on to point out that attacks on the right to keep and bear arms will encourage turnout by majority constitutionalists in this election.


2 posted on 10/10/2012 9:22:40 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Aide recognized it as a waste of time leftist ambush. Good call.


3 posted on 10/10/2012 9:32:21 PM PDT by liberty or death
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To: marktwain
And Biden has a long history of being one of the worst anti-gunners in the senate.

Mark

4 posted on 10/10/2012 9:34:38 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: marktwain

When the off-camera person said “Thank you, sir”, the interview was over and Ryan, while he was calmly removing the microphone, questioned the interviewer’s weird question in response to an answer. Ryan did not “walk out” of an interview.


5 posted on 10/10/2012 10:27:47 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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