Video: Rep. Paul Ryan Ends Interview After Questions About Guns

| by Michael Allen

Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan ended an interview after being questioned about how he would prevent gun violence (video below), reports BuzzFeed.com.

During an interview with ABC12 in Michigan, Rep. Ryan denied the U.S. had a “gun problem," but claimed the country had a “crime problem” which could be solved with conservative economic policies.

Rep. Ryan said: "The best thing to help prevent violent crime in the inner cities is to bring opportunity to the inner cities, is to help people get out of poverty in the inner cities, is to help teach people good discipline, good character, that is civil society. That is what charities and civic groups and churches do to help one another make sure they can realize the value in one another.”

At that point, the reporter asked: “And you can do all that by cutting taxes?”

Rep. Ryan said the reporter had asked a "strange" question and ended the interview.