Friday, January 8, 2016

Lyin' Ryan Shoots Blanks At Gun Control Policies

When President Barack Obama issued the executive order for reasonable gun control policies by closing the loophole regarding background checks, Liar of the House Paul Ryan, as one might have expected, panned the idea.

But as Jennifer Bendery, writing at HuffPo, points out, Ryan wasn't always against closing those loopholes:
That's a stark contrast to where Ryan stood in January 2013, when he called the notion of closing the gun show loophole "reasonable" and "obvious."

"I think we need to find out how to close these loopholes and do it in such a way that we don't infringe upon people's Second Amendment rights," he said in an interview with the editorial board of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.

"We had this issue, 2001, 1999 I think … when I first got into Congress," Ryan continued. "At the time I remember thinking, 'You know, there is a loophole here. We should address that.'"
Bendery also points out Lyin' Ryan's hypocrisy towards executive orders, recalling when then-vice-presidential candidate Ryan was all for Mittens Romney using that power to void Obamacare.

But that isn't the only way that Ryan is caught shooting blanks on the whole gun control issue.

Ryan, while dissing the common sense policy, had this to say:
"Rather than focus on criminals and terrorists, he goes after the most law-abiding of citizens," said House Speaker Paul Ryan, a Republican. "His words and actions amount to a form of intimidation that undermines liberty."
Now, maybe Ryan has been downing a few too many $350 bottles of wine, but surely he couldn't have forgotten the tragic mass shooting at the Azana Salon and Spa in Brookfield, Wisconsin, three years ago. In that shooting, Radcliffe Haughton came in and shot and killed his wife and two other people, injuring four more people before killing himself.

The thing is, if these policies had been effect then, which Ryan said he was for before the Azana incident, it would never have happened.

Haughton would not have cleared a background check to buy a gun, so he bypassed that by buying the gun he used over the internet:
FOX6 News previously discovered Haughton then bought the gun from a website called In a police report, the person who sold it to Haughton says he got no receipt or information -- but he did get $500 for the gun.
It's all really rather sad that Lyin' Ryan would rather play politics and appease his NRA pay masters rather than save lives.

1 comment:

  1. There is something fundamentally wrong with people who think that the murder of twenty small children isn't cause enough for the President to shed a tear.
    Yes, The mass murder in Paris, James Foley's beheading and every other act of senseless violence are tragic, but we are talking about TWENTY DEAD FIRST GRADERS.
    Anyone who doesn't see Ryan's statement for the politically motivated, self serving, intentional obfuscation of the facts that it actually is, is either A) a willing participant in the republican anti Pres. Obama agenda, or B) they believe reasonable background checks and requiring gun dealers to conduct them are somehow a "violation" of their 2nd amendment rights.
    They aren't. These laws have been on the books for decades. They just haven't been tightly enforced.
    This has become both a national tragedy and an international embarrassment and cause for shame for our nation. The same people who believe there should be a national registry of Muslims, also believe that there should be no safeguards in place to stop anyone who wants a firearm from being able to get one.
    They believe that the right to buy whatever high powered weapon they want is more important than the rights of children and other innocents to live without fear of being killed while they are merely trying to live their lives.