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NRA statement after Jan 10 White House Task Force Meeting

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by ATCclears, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. ATCclears

    ATCclears Seattle area, WA Well-Known Member

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    Fairfax, Va. – 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 violent criminals.

    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.
     
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  2. Mason3379

    Mason3379 Oregon City Active Member

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    Not really any surprise here! The left has it's agenda of socialist-communist (read a history book or two) tendencies. You cannot have that kind of government when people are free to think and do as they please!
     
  3. JackThompson

    JackThompson Valley of the Demons Well-Known Member

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    Way to go NRA!

    I can't even understand how grown-ups are allowed to say and do the things these people say and do, and not be voted out of office, or outright charged with a crime.
     
  4. The Redpaw

    The Redpaw 45th Parallel Member

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    This is not directed at the OP thread creator, just a rant-ish style statement.

    Forgive me if I don't get on the NRA leg humping dog train. This articles' statement says nothing, the NRA-ILA website says nothing, the white house is saying nothing.

    What I need right now is facts, like the White House is asking the NRA to compromise on such & such. The White House is steering towards.... ?.....The Biden committee is asking us to agree to surrender?, Biden wants confiscation?....

    That news release is weak. We don't need weak. we need meat and bones. We need to know what the WH intent is, and towards.
     
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  5. Dave Workman

    Dave Workman Western Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Add to that the intent to call for a ban on semiautomatic rifles and make it permanent, and Obama's already announced support for the Feinstein plan to require registration of existing semi-auto rifles AND PISTOLS "with a single military characteristic" under the Federal Firearms Act of 1934, and you've got enough "meat" to choke on.

    As I wrote after the meeting, the "fix" was in from the get go. These people aren't really interested in hearing anything the NRA says. Biden apparently came into the meeting and told NRA what the admin wants. Period. Not exactly the best way to foster communications between "stake holders."

    The
     
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  6. PMKN_PI

    PMKN_PI Milwaukie, Oregon, United States Active Member

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    what else to you expect from a bunch of a-holes but feces?
     
  7. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Well, according to the present gov't the NRA is a "terrorist group".
     
  8. sw20matt

    sw20matt United States Member

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    This is what I expected. The president already said that the NRA's proposal for guards in schools wasn't the answer he wanted even tho the school his children are protected by armed guards. The Obama administration is dead set on passing a feel good gun ban law in a magnitude that has never been seen before.
     
  9. Misterbill

    Misterbill Yakima County, Washington New Member

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    I'm glad the NRA and our other advocacy organizations are there to remind people in the Federal legislature that there are consequences to voting for gun control.

    That having been said, I see essentially ZERO prospects on a federal level.

    The GOP is solid in the house. They've gerrymandered districts very well and are immune to challenges from the left. The only challenged they really need to worry about are from the RIGHT, where any vote for gun control could destroy them.

    Moving to the Democrats, there are a LOT of conservative Democrats who WILL lose their seat if they vote for a AWB or anything like it. Not might, not maybe, but Sure and Certain will lose their seats over this.

    Federal legislation is very unlikely. An executive order is equally unlikely, because congress can over-ride any EO and would solidify their base immensely with a vote to over-ride.

    The GOP doesn't give a rip about issues or the good of the country. That much has been made abundantly clear over the last 5 years. It DOES care about getting re-elected. That means we win. And it means we need to keep re-electing these principle-less idiots to preserve our rights. I don't like it. It smells bad. But my gun rights trump most other things. I'll vote again for that worthless POS Doc Hastings unless he votes for gun control. Then I will actively campaign for his challenger in the next primary.

    I'm not happy about this, but that's what it is at this time.