The NRA statement following today's meetings with Biden, et al.
"The National Rifle Association of America is made up of over 4 million
moms and dads, daughters and sons, who are involved in the national
conversation about how to prevent a tragedy like Newtown from ever
happening again. We attended today's White House meeting to discuss how
to keep our children safe and were prepared to have a meaningful
conversation about school safety, mental health issues, the marketing of
violence to our kids and the collapse of federal prosecutions of
We were disappointed with how little this meeting had to do with
keeping our children safe and how much it had to do with an agenda to
attack the Second Amendment. While claiming that no policy proposals
would be “prejudged,” this Task Force spent most of its time on proposed
restrictions on lawful firearms owners - honest, taxpaying, hardworking
Americans. It is unfortunate that this Administration continues to
insist on pushing failed solutions to our nation's most pressing
problems. We will not allow law-abiding gun owners to be blamed for the
acts of criminals and madmen. Instead, we will now take our commitment
and meaningful contributions to members of congress of both parties who
are interested in having an honest conversation about what works - and
what does not."
Who is surprised that the White House is making this poltical? Sounds like the NRA may have it right this time.
As I have said before... I believe that all gun control measures are unconstitutional. Period.
I am willing to qualify that, just a little. I don't want people who are mentally incapable of safely owning a gun to have one. I don't want violent felons to have guns after they have been released from prison. That's as far as I'm willing to go with gun control. That, of course, is just me. How do you feel about it?