Paul Ryan Says Brief Interval Between School Shootings Not The Time To Talk About Gun Control

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Speaking at a news conference on Capitol Hill, House Speaker Paul Ryan cautioned against a rush to debate gun control in the aftermath of the shooting that claimed 17 lives at a Florida High School.

“The time right after a school shooting is not the time to politicize this, just like it wasn’t the right time after the Oxon Hill High and Salvador Castro Middle School shootings earlier this month, and like it won’t be the right time after whatever happens next week.”

Ryan went on to suggest people pray instead, though he pointed out they should really be praying already.

“I am still sending thoughts and prayers over the Marshall County High School shooting that happened way back on the 23rd of January.”

Asked when would be a good time to talk about gun control, Ryan, to his credit, didn’t dodge the question.

“Once there are no longer any shootings in the United States we can consider it.”

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