NRA Says Meeting with Biden Disappointing; Accuses White House of Attack on Second Amendment

NRA Says Meeting with Biden Disappointing

by Alexis Levinson

The National Rifle Association said it emerged “disappointed” from a Thursday meeting with Vice President Joe Biden and other gun owners’ groups.

The meeting was a part of Biden’s work on a task force on gun policy, established in the wake of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. that left 20 children dead.

The NRA statement on the meeting said that the group was “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,” the statement said.

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NRA Accuses White House of ‘Attack’ on 2nd Amendment Rights

by Justin Sink

The National Rifle Association said Thursday it was “disappointed” by its meeting Thursday with Vice President Biden, accusing the Obama administration of using the time to “attack the Second Amendment.”

The statement, issued shortly after the conclusion of the conference, deflated any prospect of an unlikely alliance between the White House and the gun lobby group as President Obama looks to push a set of new gun regulations in the coming month.

It also likely signals that the NRA will oppose any legislative attempt to change federal gun laws in the coming Congress.

“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,” the group said in its statement.

“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.”

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  • Ken A

    Just sent in my renewal to the NRA for 3 more years. I have to have someone out there big enough to stand up against this tyrannical government. If you are not an NRA member yet, it is high time to join up to help to keep your rights to self defense. Obama is attempting to use the Newtown tragedy as a way to strip you of your God given right to self defense at the same time that he has been given lifetime Secret Service protection. What a total hypocrite! What is good for Obama is not acceptable for you serfs and peons to have.

  • reggiec

    “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be INFRINDGED.”
    Arms, in the context and time when our Constitution was written meant the usual arms carried by militia members, everyday citizens or light infantry in the Continental Army. Many of these arms were supplied by their owners for militia duty and were personal weapons initially used for hunting or home defense. They came in all types and calibers; from a 30 cal. squirrel rifle to a 75 cal. smooth bore musket, pistols and shotguns of all types, calibers and gauges. They also included a huge variety of other arms including: knives of every conceivable shape and size, bayonets and swords. Many early citizens also carried tomahawks.
    Attempts to control the type and or caliber of arms Americans’ can possess are absolutely against The Constitution and the Second Amendment as it was written and intended. By the supreme law of the land (The Constitution), an American citizen should be able to keep and bear any weapon now used individually by our light infantry soldiers.
    Larger weapons such as cannon and mortars that required more than one person to operate were considered to be “ordinance”.
    Words have meanings! If those meanings are bastardized all becomes chaos.
    Definition of to KEEP: to hold or retain in one’s possession; hold as one’s own.
    Definition of to BEAR: to carry, transmit, transport, have a characteristic of and exhibit.
    Definition of INFRINGE: to “encroach” upon in a way that violates law or the rights of another.
    THIS IS THE WORD MOST FORGETEN……INFRINGE!!!!! Read the meaning!!!
    Definition of ENCROACH…….. 1: to enter by gradual steps or by stealth into the possessions or rights of another . 2: to advance beyond the usual or proper limits
    Be honest…see anything like this going on? Everyone needs to LEARN THE English language.
    Why is this so hard to understand? The meaning of the words in the Second Amendment have not changed since the amendment was ratified.
    I am not aware of the Second Amendment being repealed or amended.
    In reference to arms control by the states; the Fourteenth Amendment Section .1. is crystal clear.
    Section. 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; (My emphasis) nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
    Many in politics and or judges cite “precedent” as a justification for the violations of our rights as contained in The Constitution of These United States of America. Precedent only describes what has been done, not if it was done in compliance with the supreme law of the land or in accordance with the oath of office to uphold The Constitution.

  • Wow. A good Republican PR firm could take this story and run with it. Oh, the cartoon images that come to mind…….

  • Barry_Suxx

    If the Usurper-n-Chief and his Administration continues down this path and does indeed issue another bogus ‘Executive Order’ to take away the guns from Honest Tax-Paying American Citizens, then Congress NEEDS to call for his IMMEDIATE impeachment, because barry is guilty of TREASON. And if Congress does NOT do this, then the ONLY answer remaining is Secession from the USSA. There are NO other options.

  • Duh, this is what liberals do. Twist the constitution to take away good peoples rights to defend themselves and their families. Its an image that is steadfast in our minds and will not change. Its backed up by generations of screwing America. And for the so called conservatives, let me know when you investigate Obama being in the oval office illegally. Till then, dont bother trying to tell me how strong you are. Means nothing.

  • Cbrown

    These meetings with Biden are just a diversion. Obama is preparing to control guns by Executive Order. What Biden says,or doesn’t say is of no comsequece, he is just a stooge. Tea Party buffons didn’t vote, or voted Libertarian, assuring Obama’s reelection. Now, we all have suffer the consquences