Friday, January 11, 2013

The NRA Reaction to Vice-President Biden's Efforts

Not that there was ever much doubt, but the National Rifle Association bluntly declared on Thursday that it would not cooperate with any White House drive for gun control in the aftermath of the elementary school slaughter in Newtown, Conn.

“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 powerful lobbying group said in a statement after talks with Vice President Joe Biden.

"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," the NRA said. 

"We will not allow law-abiding gun owners to be blamed for the acts of criminals and madmen," the organization said.
There's a built-in lie in the NRA position. They refuse to acknowledge that those "lawful firearms owners - honest, taxpaying, hardworking Americans" are the source of nearly all the guns used in crime.

There are four major ways in which guns are diverted into the criminal world.  The recent Newtown CT incident is an example of theft. It makes perfect sense that gun restrictions must be aimed at the folks who own guns legally.

What's your opinion?  Please leave a comment.


  1. It doesn't surprise me that Biden lied about making no prejudgements. There is no compromise to be discussed. The control freaks see compromise as we give and they take. I have yet to see any on the gun control side offer anything that my side wants. I've asked you repeatedly what you would give in return for something that you want. All I get is the claim that society would be safer. But that is a part of the debate and not any kind of compromise.

    1. Maybe it wasn't Biden who lied. Maybe it was the NRA participant who felt disappointed in the discussion.

      It's not a compromise, Greg. It's not a bargaining session. It's an attempt how best to reduce violence with the least interference to lawful gun owners.

    2. Considering that mass shootings are a rare event, both in frequency and in numbers killed, banning classes of firearms and adding huge new infringements on gun rights is a gross overreaction. In addition, it will make no noticeable difference in rates of violence.

    3. It is you and your ilk banning guns and I'm supposed to shut up and take it. Guess what mikey I listened to the lies in the 1980's and their laws did nothing to reduce crime or gun violence. They lied and Americans know it and aren't buying it anymore. Taking guns away from law abiding citizens leads to an INCREASE in crime. The UK and Australia are proof. They banned guns and their violent crime has doubled. Americans aren't going to buy it again. But you keep thinking they will and we will keep winning and rolling back the gun control that has done nothing but disarm citizens.

    4. Scott, you're wrong about everything you said in that comment. You know why? Because you keep repeating the lies you read on pro-gun sites. You need to open your eyes, man.

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