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Flashback: Paul Ryan worried about Obama 2nd term gun control

Republican vice presidential candidate, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., gestures as he speaks during a campaign event, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, in Mansfield, Ohio. Credit: AP

One month before the general election, the liberal blogosphere mocked then-GOP vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan after he suggested President Obama would pursue stricter gun control in a second term. And while no one could've predicted last week's tragic shooting in Connecticut, Ryan may have correctly predicted Obama's plans for more gun control.

In October, Ryan told Outdoor Life:

RYAN: What I worry about as a hunter, as a person who believes in the Second Amendment, as a gun owner, is knowing that President Obama – in his earlier career, prior to his presidency – was an advocate for gun control.

I worry about what his attitude will be once he never has to face voters again. And that to me is a concern just as a gun owner, that this is somebody who has a history of being hostile to the Second Amendment. He hasn’t, for political reasons I believe, done much to go after the Second Amendment, but his history, his party, lead me to be concerned about what he would be like in a second term.

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