NRA Responds To White House Meeting: An Attack On The 2nd Amendment
Apparently Joe Biden’s task force is looking to do exactly what we thought: restrict the rights of law abiding citizens
(NRA) 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.
Remember, back in 2007 and 2008 Obama told people that he believed in the 2nd Amendment and wasn’t coming for people’s guns. But, all Obama promises has expiration dates. Then there was Joe Biden, who railed against having his shotgun taken away (the NY Times called this his “Gunsmoke moment“).
It seems that as more time goes on we’re seeing that gun control advocates are looking to go after legal gun owners, rather than the criminals and finding ways to keep kids safe. You want to “close the gun show and private sale loopholes”? No problem. You want to start restricting the types of guns law abiding citizens can own and slapping all sorts of restrictions and creating more barriers for law abiding citizens? Problem. Restricting scary looking guns, ie, assault weapons? Didn’t make a difference last time. Magazine size down to 10? Won’t make a difference. Make violations of “gun free zones” more strict? Criminals intent on murder ‘n suicide won’t care.
And to expand on yesterday’s post about Obama’s strategy, Politico expands on that and points out Team Obama is going to run a divisive campaign, similar to his election campaigns, rather than attempting to convince American’s overall that common sense gun control is needed. We even find that Biden is breaking the liberals favorite “separation between church and state”
During one session with a dozen religious leaders on Wednesday, Biden made a specific request to those gathered to preach to their congregations about the importance of enacting stronger gun control laws, said the Rev. Michael McBride, a participant in the meeting and a community organizer for the PICO Network, an alliance of faith-based organizations.
The demonization of gun owners should start shortly.