Paul Ryan blurts out his real views on the existing unconstitutional gun laws used to persecute American gun owners. According to Ryan, we have “good, strong gun laws” that, according to him, need to not only remain on the books but be more strictly enforced!
The video above, which made the rounds on the Internet last week, was put forward by some gun groups as a supposed example of congressman Paul Ryan presenting a strong defense against further gun controls when pressed by a reporter. Ryan, who earned an F from WGO after his refusal to return a simple gun rights survey, said new laws weren’t needed.
Paul Ryan’s Views on Guns: Lipstick on a Pig Argument
Gun rights organizations clinging to Ryan’s opposition to new laws miss the bigger issue, which is that Ryan admits the existing laws — unconstitutional gun control laws infringing on the rights of gun owners — are in essence “good.” This implies those laws need to remain on the books.
The statement comes as no surprise as Ryan’s own comments exactly mirror those made for years by the National Rifle Association (NRA) — who recently endorsed Ryan in the election — namely that we don’t need new gun laws, we just simply need to enforce existing laws.
That makes for a great sound bite, but think about how transparent and utterly disastrous to the pro-gun cause it truly is.
It means we will never be able to gain back lost ground. We’ll never be able to repeal the gun control laws on the books.
It’s a way for the neoconservatives to try to appear reasonable by conceding that the existing laws on the books not only have the ability to “work” if only enforcement were ratcheted up, but that these anti-gun measures will work so well that the gun banners need not propose any more anti-gun laws.
In reality, this flimsy attempt at appeasement only legitimizes and cements in place the existing gun bans and myriad regulations: It capitulates to the anti-gunners’ assertion that gun control is acceptable.
Question: Would a Romney-Ryan administration oppose gun owner attempts to repeal existing unconstitutional gun law? Would Ryan finish the work of the original demonic drafters of these draconian-nightmare-come-true gun laws by actually implementing stronger enforcement of them?
In his own words, he said he would.
If that happens, get ready for a new wave of gun owner persecution.
Paul Ryan tried to appear pro-gun, but the argument he used accomplished the opposite of his intended effect. And proved that the neo-conservatives are still working hard to fashion the chains that bind us.
About the Author: Corey Graff is the executive director of Wisconsin Gun Owners, Inc. (WGO), a pro-gun activist, and a life-long gun owner from Wisconsin.