Ryan Ends Interview Abruptly Over Reporter’s Gun Control Slant

Jan Morgan

About the author: Jan is a nationally recognized 2nd Amendment Advocate/Speaker/ NRA Certified Firearms Instructor/ Associated Press Award winning investigative journalist/ Owner/Editor JanMorganMedia.com, Sr. Editor/Patriot Update/ Independent Constitutional Conservative. She is closely aligned with the Republican/ ... [read 's FULL BIO]

One of the reasons I like GOP Vice Presidential nominee, Paul Ryan, is his love of the 2nd Amendment and his personal interest in guns.
Ryan apparently got a little fed up with a local reporter after getting grilled on gun control in a way that revealed the reporter’s anti-gun bias.
I only wish I was sitting on the other end of that interview. Although Ryan handled himself with class, there is plenty he could have said about gun rights that he did not. I will get to that later.

The reporter begins by asking Ryan if he believes the country has a gun problem. Ryan responds, saying, “This country has a crime problem.” The reporter presses him, saying, “Not a gun problem?” But Ryan doesn’t back down. “No. If you take a look at the gun laws we have, I don’t think President Obama is even proposing more gun laws … we need to enforce our laws; we have lots of laws that aren’t being properly enforced.”

I wish Ryan had not said he doesn’t think Obama is proposing more gun laws. Although that is true, Obama and Hillary pushed the United Nations Small Arms Treaty. Thank God the NRA was able to twist enough arms in the Senate to stop this from being ratified. Obama may not be lending his name to anti-gun laws and 2nd Amendment attacks in this country, but he and his administration are certainly going at it from the back door in order to avoid political suicide.

Ryan went on to detail ways to decrease crime rates in our nation’s inner cities.
“The best thing to help prevent violent crime in the inner cities is to bring opportunity to the inner cities, to help people get out of poverty in the inner cities, to help teach people good discipline and good character; that’s civil society.”

I agree with Ryan about opportunity, however I also believe the best way to prevent violent crime is for law abiding, responsible citizens to be armed. I would have taken this opportunity to explain to the foolish reporter that in the 20th century, 170 million people have been annihilated by their own governments after being disarmed. I would have told him that Gun Control is NOT about Guns, but about Control!
I would have given him examples of cities in this country where the highest crime rates coincide with the fact that those same cities have the most strict gun control laws and that the cities and states with the lowest crime rates in this country are those with the least gun control laws. I would have advised him that there are currently over 30 thousand gun control laws on the books in this country. More gun control laws is not the answer.

I think Ryan missed an opportunity to really make a strong 2nd Amendment statement.. however, I am not a politician. Perhaps he handled it best without giving the reporter more text to take out of context.

The interview ended abruptly when the reporter then asked him if he could create all of this opportunity by cutting taxes..

In a statement from Ryan’s camp, his staff said ‘the reporter knew he was already well over the allotted time for the interview when he decided to ask a weird question related to gun violence and tax cuts … When you do over 200 interviews in a couple months, eventually you’re going to see a local reporter embarrass himself.’

Watch the exchange:

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  • I can see this being a very hard thing for our country to do. I think ryan know so much about Obama’s plan with ther U.N to take away our rights that he will get critisized if he would even state this. I think this would start a war in this country.

  • Larry Knight

    It’s been a few days since I have post anything on here! My old PC did a slow crash that gave me enough time to get most of my info off of it!

  • Larry Knight

    I’m back!

  • Can not wait to vote.

  • Jan, there are some exceptions to the less gun control and lower crime thing. Not because it isn’t generally true though. Here’s an example. I love the FBI Uniform Crime Reports for all the information you can find there. One thing it shows which I knew anyway is this. In Central Washington, to the NW across the Columbia from me in Oregon, there is horrendous Mexican gang violence. I knew it was bad, we hear it on the news constantly. According to the FBI reports, the murder rate is 10/100,000 population, which is probably close to the population in the area. By comparison, NYC is about 4.5, (and slowly rising-take that Mr. Arrogant Bloomberg)Chicago, and we know how rediculous their gun laws are, is about 5.7. Gun laws in Oregon and Washington are pretty reasonable, shall issue concealed carry permits, open carry in most of both states. However, contributed to by Obama’s pathetic policies on defending our border, this is what we get. A mostly rural agricultural area, lots of orchards and vineyards and other crops. And one of the highest murder rates in the country almost totally from Mexican gangs. You can’t blame gun laws though, but you can pin part of the blame on lax border protection and illegal immigration enforcement. I always carry a gun where legal in both states and others where my permits allow. Always in that area. I have friends that work in the area where a lot of it occurs, They carry guns not only to work but into the workplace. I’ve been told fireman are reluctant to go into some areas because of shots fired. Second hand information, but it wouldn’t surprise me.
    This topic is another you may want to address, another failure by the Obama administration, and of course we pay for it with our safety.

  • Larry Taylor

    Jan, have you seen or heard about those new homeland security vehicles running around with the presidential seal on the side?..whats that all about?

  • Do a fact check on the statements made in this article about obama and the UN. THIS LADY IS A FLAT OUT LIAR. Dumb people listen to this lady. Your republican party is nothing but lies.

  • Where is my message!!! Jan you are a liar and I am calling you on it. Remember the first amendment???

  • Where are the messages Jan. Think we might have a law suitr working here. 1st amendment.

  • Where are my posts JAN?

  • This article does not contain the truth.

  • To bad when your little Ryan tells the truth and now you have to cover for him. Ha Ha

  • The video is missing? Where did it go. Everyone needs to view it.