QUESTIONER: Are you okay with a gun show in Janesville selling guns to people —RYAN: Without a background check? That’s an area I think we need to look into.QUESTIONER: Are you okay?RYAN: No, I think we should look into — someone who is not legally allowed to buy a gun, buying one — and let’s figure that out. I think we need to find out how to close these loopholes, and do it in such a way that we don’t infringe on people’s Second Amendment rights.I don’t know the answer to how to make this work. That’s what committee hearings are about. You don’t react. You actually dig in and you figure it out….Reasonable dialogue can occur and should occur, and let’s figure out how to do that. I think there are other areas where you don’t want to recycle the failed policies of the past, like an assault weapons ban. That, to me, didn’t stop gun violence….QUESTIONER: Can you close a loophole that at least requires any weapons sold at a gun show — that person has to have a background check?RYAN: Yeah, I think that’s a very reasonable problem. I think that’s obvious. And I think we should look into how to do that.
January 6, 2016 at 3:17 PM EST