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Paul Ryan's Guns
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Paul Ryan's guns
By Emily Miller - The Washington Times
October 30, 2012, 08:22PM

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Paul Ryan has become the most high-profile gun owner in the nation this year. The Republican vice presidential candidate is known as an avid hunter, but what's less known is that he exercises his right to own a handgun for self protection.

This is a new feature exploring the firearms owned by high-profile individuals. The series will be a fun way for gun owners to learn about the specific makes and models and their intended use.

Hopefully, these stories will dispel the myth perpetuated by gun grabbers that owning more than one gun is a sign a person is a danger to society. On the contrary, gun owners are thousands of times more likely to use their weapon to prevent a crime than to commit one.

Mark Olcott is Paul Ryan’s brother-in-law, good friend and frequent hunting buddy. Mr. Olcott is married to the former Molly Little, who is Janna Little Ryan’s younger sister. “Paul would agree with me. We both married up,” Mr. Olcott said in an interview Friday before he went bowhunting for deer near his home in Frederick, Md. “Our wives are just incredible people. We’re lucky men.”

Mr. Olcott said the Wisconsin congressman got him interested in hunting. “When we met nine years ago, one of Paul’s first questions to me was whether I had a problem with him hunting, since I’m a veterinarian,” he explained “I said, ‘No, I’d be interested to learn more about it.’ And I’ve been hooked every since.”

The two hunt mostly in Wisconsin and at their wives’ family ranch in Oklahoma. I asked Mr. Wolcott what guns Mr. Ryan owns. He said the Wisconsin Republican usually hunts deer using his Remington Model 700 rifle which is chambered in .30-06. For duck and turkey hunting, Mr. Ryan uses his a 12 gauge shotgun. He owns the Super Black Eagle model made by Benelli, a company owned by Beretta.

Mr. Ryan also likes to challenge himself by shooting with his revolver pistol. “He likes hunting with a handgun,” Mr. Olcott said of his brother-in-law. “He’ll carry his .357 in the stand -- in a holster -- and wait for a deer comes in range for a handgun, which is more like bow range, 30 yards or closer,” said Mr. Olcott. “He’s shot a lot of deer with his handgun. He really likes that.”

Mr. Ryan also owns a 9mm Glock for home self defense. He sometimes brings the pistol from Wisconsin to the Oklahoma to do target shooting at the ranch’s 100-yard outdoor range.

Mr. Olcott said the congressman occasionally goes target shooting when he’s back in Washington for work. He shoots with the Capitol Hill Police at their range. A spokesman for the department did not respond to my questions for information on the location of the range or if other members of Congress use it.

The Ryan-Olcott families see hunting as a family activity. Mr. Olcott bought his son, Aidan, a Remington 700 .243 youth rifle with a scope. Mr Ryan brought the same gun for 10-year old daughter Liza last year for Christmas.

Read more at http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/guns...yans-guns/
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Yeah, no way i want him 1 breath from the presidency....i agree with the liberatarians...vote for Paul or Johnson....errr.....

I like Paul Ryan a lot.
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Valorius;32736 Wrote:Yeah, no way i want him 1 breath from the presidency....i agree with the liberatarians...vote for Paul or Johnson....errr.....

I like Paul Ryan a lot.

Me too. Come to think of it, Cheney, Palin, Ryan... is there a "gun owner/hunter" litmus test for Republican VP candidates? Smile
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Now if he only OC'd during campaign events, or would that be considered voter intimidation?Big Grin
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The Hobbit;32750 Wrote:Now if he only OC'd during campaign events, or would that be considered voter intimidation?Big Grin

That would make him a right wing nut job. The left would have a field day with that one.
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But the Johnson/Paul supporters say Romney will take your guns, so who cares if Ryan owns some...
He will back all of Romney s sinister secret plans to disarm the people.

C'mon people, the Libertarians/Anarchists said so.


Besides, Ryan does look like a dork.
Some people need to read this book: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1936976021/ref=...jwbZH1GAZF

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