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MILLER: Paul Ryan's guns
washingtontimes.com ^ | 30 October, 2012 | Emily Miller

Posted on 10/31/2012 5:23:05 AM PDT by marktwain

Paul Ryan has become the most high-profile gun owner in the nation this year. The Republican vice presidential candidate is known as an avid hunter, but what's less known is that he exercises his right to own a handgun for self protection.

This is a new feature exploring the firearms owned by high-profile individuals. The series will be a fun way for gun owners to learn about the specific makes and models and their intended use.

Hopefully, these stories will dispel the myth perpetuated by gun grabbers that owning more than one gun is a sign a person is a danger to society. On the contrary, gun owners are thousands of times more likely to use their weapon to prevent a crime than to commit one.

Mark Olcott is Paul Ryan’s brother-in-law, good friend and frequent hunting buddy. Mr. Olcott is married to the former Molly Little, who is Janna Little Ryan’s younger sister. “Paul would agree with me. We both married up,” Mr. Olcott said in an interview Friday before he went bowhunting for deer near his home in Frederick, Md. “Our wives are just incredible people. We’re lucky men.”

Mr. Olcott said the Wisconsin congressman got him interested in hunting. “When we met nine years ago, one of Paul’s first questions to me was whether I had a problem with him hunting, since I’m a veterinarian,” he explained “I said, ‘No, I’d be interested to learn more about it.’ And I’ve been hooked every since.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: banglist; gunownership; politician; ryan
I doubt that this is a comprehensive list. Nearly everyone has a .22 or two.
1 posted on 10/31/2012 5:23:09 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

It’s great that Ryan is an avid hunter and gun owner, but what type of and how many guns he owns is not for Olcott to be disclosing to a reporter, IMHO.


2 posted on 10/31/2012 5:40:10 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: marktwain

I’m surprised the reporter didn’t just declare every one to be AK-47s.


3 posted on 10/31/2012 6:20:09 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: marktwain

Lessee...

What you need is a target gun, a bird gun, a goose gun, a varmint gun, a deer gun, a concealed carry gun, an open carry gun...


4 posted on 10/31/2012 6:34:54 AM PDT by CPOSharky (zero slogan: Expect less, pay more. (apologies to Target))
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To: CPOSharky

You are a victim of the same horrible disease from which I suffer—Malignant Gun Proliferation. Mine, of course, as with many other unfortunate FReepers, is in temporary remission due to that HORRIBLE BOATING ACCIDENT, suffered in late November 2008, where I lost most of them.


5 posted on 10/31/2012 6:40:10 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: marktwain

Hey Guy/Gals where would I go on this site to ask a question on a part for my Radom?


6 posted on 10/31/2012 6:55:42 AM PDT by Rappini (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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To: Rappini

just ask your question Rappini,
some wise person will answer.


7 posted on 10/31/2012 7:03:25 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: libstripper

What a coinky-dink! Me too!


8 posted on 10/31/2012 7:06:50 AM PDT by jagusafr
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To: marktwain
Glock? For the love of John Moses Browning... Why? Gaston's little toys are the "Smart Cars" of the firearms world.

At least upgrade to an XD if you MUST have a polymer toy... ;-)

9 posted on 10/31/2012 7:16:01 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: marktwain
...bought his son, Aidan, a Remington 700 .243 youth rifle with a scope. Mr Ryan brought the same gun for 10-year old daughter Liza last year for Christmas.

Yup, Ryan's the real deal. Thoughtful choice.

10 posted on 10/31/2012 7:20:34 AM PDT by papertyger
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To: Joe Boucher

I thought there was a special place but what I’m looking for is a 8rd magazine for my Polish Radom. I have one mag but I would like another. I was on ebay but I’m not going to pay those prices. Thanks any help would be appreciated.


11 posted on 10/31/2012 7:33:24 AM PDT by Rappini (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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To: Dead Corpse

I happen to like Glocks.

Call me stupid but I have never had one jam, and I have owned my share of handguns incl 1911s but I tend to go back to Glocks or revolvers when it comes to carry or home defense. To give me time to get to the 12 ga of course.

You may have been kidding, but I had to respond to the “toy” and “smart car” reference. A smart car will get you killed on the road. When a .40 or .45 slug is coming at you you probably wont be comforted if you see it came from a Glock.

I realize that Browning was a genius (the .50 BMG/deuce is a work of art), but just sayin’ -


12 posted on 10/31/2012 7:38:53 AM PDT by freedomlover
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To: marktwain

DAMN! I thought this was going to have shirtless photos.


13 posted on 10/31/2012 7:43:13 AM PDT by Montanabound
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To: Montanabound
DAMN! I thought this was going to have shirtless photos.

Sorry. Closest I could come ;-)


14 posted on 10/31/2012 8:17:50 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (People will vote for Obama to replace a god that they don't believe in)
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To: libstripper

I’m sorry to hear about your horrible boating accident... Stay safe!


15 posted on 10/31/2012 8:19:44 AM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: 1_Rain_Drop

Hopefully he was able to save his tackle and beer.


16 posted on 10/31/2012 8:27:16 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (DIY Bumper Sticker: "THREE TIMES,/ DEMOCRATS/ REJECTED GOD")
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To: Dead Corpse
Gaston's little toys are the "Smart Cars" of the firearms world.

Opinions certainly vary.

I wouldn't slap a wet dog with an XD and I'd slap a wet dog with almost anything.

17 posted on 10/31/2012 8:29:07 AM PDT by Eaker (Stripping Americans of their freedom and dignity and rubbing their noses in it is a very bad idea.)
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To: marktwain

OH damn! I thought this thread was about something else....


18 posted on 10/31/2012 8:29:37 AM PDT by uncitizen (Arrest The Traitor Today!)
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To: marktwain

This gives me an idea. I wonder if someone could market a “green gun” and “green ammo” to liberals? The gun itself might be made of recycled plastic and glass, and the cartridges of recycled cardboard. Instead of using propellant that creates greenhouse gases, the organically grown tofu bullets would be propelled by solar panels.


19 posted on 10/31/2012 8:38:08 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (DIY Bumper Sticker: "THREE TIMES,/ DEMOCRATS/ REJECTED GOD")
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To: Rappini

This site claims to have Radom magazines for $36 plus $8 shipping per order:

http://www.ammoclip.com/R/radom.htm


20 posted on 10/31/2012 8:39:51 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: Dead Corpse

No way.

Glocks are like the 3/4 ton Chevy 4x4 that you go to when real work needs doing.

XD’s... Meh, I’ve had a couple. Don’t really compare to Glocks.


21 posted on 10/31/2012 8:41:17 AM PDT by Double Tap
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

I suggest it shoot Skittles and have a multicolored unicorn on the grips.


22 posted on 10/31/2012 8:57:41 AM PDT by freedomlover
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Oh, I hope so too.
It’s devastating to lose a fishing rod,let alone tackle and beer. Truly horrible.


23 posted on 10/31/2012 9:14:27 AM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: freedomlover; Eaker; Double Tap
Never fails to bring out the Glock fans. ;-)

I'll just leave this here...

Kaboom!

* Yeah. I know kabooms happen on every platform. My actual dislike of Glocks comes less from any operating characteristics and more towards ergonomics. I have huge hands and am Left-handed to boot. Being able to customize a platform to fit my needs is a key factor in selecting a firearm. Grip angle, safety/slide lock controls, trigger travel, and natural point are what I look for. My personal opinion and worth the electrons it's written with...

24 posted on 10/31/2012 9:31:30 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Dead Corpse

Frankly I am the same re the handling. In my case the glocks do fit my hand. I tried for months to love a Kimber 1911 and it just never did it for me.

Also I am a simplicity guy. If I can leave a setting the wrong way, I will. And I dont want my tombstone saying “At least his safety was on”.


25 posted on 10/31/2012 9:41:15 AM PDT by freedomlover
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To: mnehring
I’m surprised the reporter didn’t just declare every one to be AK-47s.

I am pretty sure this reporter is pro-gun.

26 posted on 10/31/2012 10:08:04 AM PDT by Starstruck (I refer to the scum on my lake as Obama)
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To: freedomlover
Was actually thinking either a Sig or an FN for my next pistol. Promised the Wife-unit that the next pistol purchase would be a carry piece for her though...

If I ever buy into the 1911 cool-aid, it'd either be an STI Perfect 10 or a Coonan Classic.

27 posted on 10/31/2012 11:03:37 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: marktwain

Thanks is this a great web site or what.


28 posted on 10/31/2012 1:03:23 PM PDT by Rappini (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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