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."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.
"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.'"
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 ArmsList.com. 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.