CloseUp: Ryan talks gun control


ADAM: WELCOME BACK. 2020 CANDIDATE TIM RYAN’S
PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN TOOK AN
UNEXPECTED TURN EARLIER THIS
MONTH WHEN A MASS SHOOTING IN
DAYTON ROCKED HIS HOME STATE OF
OHIO. AFTER JOINING IN THE GRIEVING
PROCESS AND SPEAKING OUT QUITE
FORCEFULLY ON THE ISSUE OF GUN
CONTROL, THE CONGRESSMAN IS BACK
ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL AND JOINS
US THIS MORNING ON “CLOSE UP.” THANKS FOR BEING HERE. HOW HAS DAYTON CHANGED YOUR
CAMPAIGN?>>WELL, IT CAME HOME. I SAID IT IS LIKE A DEATH IN THE
FAMILY. YOU DROP EVERYTHING YOU ARE
DOING AND GO HOME. TO SEE WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE
UNITED STATES IS INFURIATING TO
ME THAT THE PRESIDENT AND MITCH
MCCONNELL DO NOT STOP THIS. IT CHANGED MY LIFE. I WAS IN OHIO. THIS HAS CONTINUED TO HAPPEN. WE ARE ALL AT THE BOILING POINT
OF WANTING TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT
IT. I WANT TO BE A LEADER IN THAT
MOVEMENT. WE TOOK THIS CARAVAN DOWN TO SEE
MITCH MCCONNELL IN LOUISVILLE TO
MAKE THE CASE. WE WILL KEEP APPLYING PRESSURE. THIS IS A BIG ISSUE FOR ME. I HAVE THREE KIDS IN PUBLIC
SCHOOLS. MY WIFE IS A TEACHER. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. IN AMERICA, WE ARE TIRED OF
BEING AFRAID. ADAM: YOU USED TO HAVE AN ’A’
RATING FROM THE N.R.A.>>I THINK IT MAKES ME THE BEST
MESSENGER FOR WHY WE NEED
BACKGROUND CHECKS. I COME FROM OHIO. I HUNT WITH OUR OLDEST SON AT
LEAST ONCE A YEAR. I HAVE THE BACKGROUND TO SAY MY
POSITION HAS CHANGED ON THIS
LIKE A LOT OF AMERICANS. WE WATCHED WHAT WAS HAPPENING
AND WE WATCHED THE N.R.A. DO
NOTHING. MY VOTES OVER TIME SLOWLY
CHANGED. I WAS SO FRUSTRATED AFTER NEVADA
THAT I TOOK EVERY DOLLAR FROM
THE N.R.A. AND GAVE IT TO EVERY
TOWN AND STARTED TO BECOME A
LEADER ON THIS ISSUE. I CAN GO TO OHIO, WISCONSIN,
MICHIGAN, AND PENNSYLVANIA AND
SAY I HUNT, TOO. WE ARE NOT TALKING ABOUT HUNTING
RIFLES ARE YOU PROTECTING YOUR
FAMILY. WE ARE TALKING ABOUT WEAPONS OF
WAR ON THE STREET. WE ARE TALKING ABOUT BACKGROUND
CHECKS 90% OF PEOPLE ARE FOR. WHO BEST TO MAKE THAT ARGUMENT? I THINK IT IS MEET. — I THINK IT IS ME. ADAM: THE PRESIDENT SIGNALED
SUPPORT FOR BACKGROUND CHECKS
AND THEN SLOWLY BACKED AWAY FROM
THAT POSITIO
DO YOU THINK HE WILL CHANGE OR
DO THE SAME THING?>>HE WILL DO THE SAME THING. IT IS INFURIATING TO SEE HIM
IGNORE THE PAIN OF THE FAMILIES
GOING THROUGH THIS. I HEARD AN INTERVIEW WITH A
PARENT WHO LOST THEIR KID AT
PARKLAND. TRUCK TOLD HIM HE WOULD DO
SOMETHING ABOUT IT, AND HE DID
NOT. HE IS SAYING IT AGAIN THAT WE
WILL DO SOMETHING. THE FAMILIES ARE SAYING THIS IS
A NONPARTISAN ISSUE. 90% OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE
SUPPORT THIS. THE PRESIDENT IS NOT
UNDERSTANDING THE GROUND IS
SHIFTING ON THIS ISSUE. HE MAY BE ABLE TO BOTTLENECK
THIS WITH MITCH MCCONNELL, BUT
MITCH MCCONNELL IS UP IN
TWO YEARS. I WANT TO BE THE NOMINEE BECAUSE
I KNOW I CAN GO INTO KENTUCKY
WITH THE SENATE CANDIDATE
RUNNING AND WE CAN TAKE MITCH
MCCONNELL OUT. I THINK THAT WILL BE AN
IMPORTANT PART OF THE NEXT
CAMPAIGN. ADAM: IF THE NEXT RECESSION
COMES, HOW DOES THAT IMPACT WHAT
YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT ON THE
CAMPAIGN TRAIL? WHAT WOULD YOU TRY TO DO TO
BRING THE COUNTRY OUT OF
RECESSION AS PRESIDENT?>>I AM WORRIED THE BIG TAX CUTS
AND OUR POLICIES OVER THE PAST
FEW YEARS HAVE PUT US IN A
POSITION WHERE WE DO NOT HAVE
MANY LEVERS TO PULL IF WE GET
INTO RECESSION. NORMALLY IN RECESSION, YOU CUT
TAXES AND INCREASE SPENDING AND
YOU WEATHER THE STORM. IT IS THE OLD KEYNESIAN ECONOMIC
THEORY. NOW, WE HAVE A $1 TRILLION A
YEAR DEFICIT. FEDERAL INTEREST RATES ARE VERY
LOW SO THERE IS NOT MUCH ROOM TO
CUT ON THE MONETARY POLICY SIDE. I AM WORRIED. WE WOULD HAVE TO LOOK AT TAX
CUTS FOR WORKING-CLASS PEOPLE,
MAYBE THE PAYROLL TAX LIKE WITH
PRESIDENT OBAMA TO INJECT MONEY
INTO THE ECONOMY. BUT THEN YOU WILL GET HURT ON
THE OTHER SIDE WITH DEFICITS. WE HAVE TO COME TO SOME
AGREEMENT. I DON’T THINK RAISING TAXES ON
THE TOP 1%, WE’VE SEEN CEO’S
HAVE A 940% INCREASE IN THEIR
WAGES. WORKERS HAVE BEEN 12%. I DON’T THINK A TAX INCREASE ON
THEM WILL BE AS DAMAGING AS IT
WOULD HAVE BEEN IN A NORMAL
BUSINESS CYCLE. AFTER SUPPLY-SIDE ECONOMICS FOR
30 YEARS, WE ARE IN A REAL
PINCH. ADAM WOULD YOU RETAIN ANYTHING
HE HAS DONE IN TERMS OF TARIFFS
AND TRYING TO HOLD CHINA TO
ACCOUNT?>>I LIKE THE FACT HE WAS TOUGH
ON CHINA. I THINK THEY CHEAT WITH
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY. I THINK THEY SUBSIDIZE THEIR
BUSINESSES. THEY HAVE A VERY AGGRESSIVE
MILITARY. HIS INITIAL INSTINCT OF BEING
TOUGH WITH THEM I THOUGHT WAS
THE RIGHT MOVE. BUT IT HAS BEEN 2.5 YEARS NOW. FIGURE IT OUT. SETTLE THE DEAL. TAKE A FIRM POSITION AND MAKE A
DEAL. NOW YOU ARE CRUSHING OUR
FARMERS. HE IS NOT DOING ANYTHING TO BEAT
CHINA. I WILL APPOINT A CHIEF
MANUFACTURING OFFICER. CHINA IS DOMINATING THE ELECTRIC
VEHICLE MARKET, BATTERY MARKET,
SOLAR PANEL MARKET, ARTIFICIAL
INTELLIGENCE, THEY ARE
DOMINATING. I WANT TO HAVE SOMEONE WHO
REPORTS DIRECTLY TO ME AND SAYS
HOW WE DOMINATE THOSE MARKETS
AND BUILD THOSE THINGS IN THE
UNITED STATES BECAUSE THOSE JOBS
PAY UP TO $50 AN HOUR. I VOTED FOR THE INCREASE IN THE
MINIMUM WAGE. $40 AN HOUR JOBS IS HOW YOU BEAT
CHINA, YOU OUTCOMPETE CHINA. HE IS NOT DOING THAT. IT IS A GAME FOR HIM. ADAM: THERE IS A THRESHOLD FOR
SEPTEMBER. YOU FEEL YOU HAVE SOME MOMENTUM. HOW DO YOU GET AROUND THAT
ARTIFICIAL BARRIER?>>GOD BLESS NEW HAMPSHIRE,
IOWA, SOUTH CAROLINA, THEY ARE
FRUSTRATED THE FIELD IS GETTING
WINNOWED AT THIS POINT. WE HAVE SOME MOMENTUM. EVERYWHERE WE GO IN NEW
HAMPSHIRE, WE PICK UP VOTERS. WE HAVE SUPPORT FROM SOME OF THE
MOST POPULAR ALDERMEN IN
MANCHESTER. WE HAVE MOMENTUM. WE WILL SEE HOW WE DO IN THE
NEXT DEBATE. IF WE DON’T GET IN THAT, I THINK
WE WILL GET IN FOR OCTOBER. I’M NOT FROM A BIG CITY OR
STATE. I DID NOT GO TO AN IVY LEAGUE
SCHOOL. I DO NOT HAVE THAT HUGE NETWORK
OF MONEY, SO IT IS TAKING ME
LONGER, BUT I THINK IT IS DEEPER
AND PEOPLE ARE STARTING TO SEE
ME AS THE GUY WHO CAN BEAT
DONALD TRUMP. I’M FROM THE MIDWEST,
BLUE-COLLAR, TALKING ABOUT
ISSUES AROUND JOBS. I THINK WE WILL KEEP TICKING UP
MOMENTUM AND TAKE THIS GUY OUT. ADAM: DEBATE OR NOT, YOU ARE
STICKING WITH IT?>>YES, WE HAVE REAL MOMENTUM. ADAM: SOME SOCIAL MEDIA FUND,
YOU HAVE CHALLENGED ANDREW YANG
TO A DANCE OFF. CAN WE MAKE IT HAPPEN IN NEW
HAMPSHIRE?>>THIS WOULD BE A VERY
INTERESTING PLACE TO DO IT

6 thoughts on “CloseUp: Ryan talks gun control

  • Far leftist politicians have a lot in common with these men.

    "If the opposition disarms, well and good. If it refuses to disarm, we shall disarm it ourselves.”
    – Joseph Stalin

    "One man with a gun can control 100 without one"
    – Vladimir Lenin

    “Armas para que? (“Guns, for what?”)”
    – Fidel Castro

    "All political power comes from the barrel of a gun. The communist party must command all the guns, that way, no guns can ever be used to command the party.”- Mao Zedong

    “The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subjugated races to possess arms. History shows that all conquerors who have allowed their subjugated races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by so doing."
    – Adolf Hitler

    "On the morrow of each conflict I gave the categorical order to confiscate the largest possible number of weapons of every sort and kind. This confiscation, which continues with the utmost energy, has given satisfactory results.”
    – Benito Mussolini

  • All dem gun haters need do is simple. Name a gun control law that only affects criminals. It is clear dem gun haters cannot name one! There is one reason and only one reason to own a so called assault weapon. It is my right!

  • When the Second Amendment was written the musket was the primary arm of the most advanced military in the world. Our Second Amendment was written to explicitly include firearms such as the AR-15. Anyone that says otherwise is either ignorant of history or has ulterior motives.

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