President Obama (courtesy Facebook,)

The National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) issued the following statement on President Obama’s latest gun control push:

President Obama’s obsession with gun control knows no boundaries,” said Jennifer Baker, director of NRA-ILA Public Affairs. “At a time when we are actively fighting terrorists at home and abroad, this administration would rather focus the military’s efforts on the president’s gun control agenda . . .

The president’s fixation on social security recipients is just another distraction from his failure to address the underlying issues of violent crime and suicide,” said Baker.

As this president makes it harder for law-abiding citizens to exercise their individual right to self-defense, his own administration is releasing criminals convicted of gun crimes back onto the street and prosecuting 40 percent less firearm crimes than the previous administration.

President Obama’s focus on denying disability beneficiaries their fundamental Second Amendment rights while giving criminals a free pass is embarrassing and shameful.

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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the “lobbying” arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Visit: www.nra.org

23 Responses to NRA Response To Obama “Smart Gun” Push, Soc. Sec. Reporting

  1. So, maybe this is tin-foil-hat thinking, but I have often wondered if the lower gun crime prosecution rate & the early release of felons convicted of gun crimes was being done in the hopes that gun crimes would actually rise. If POTG no longer had the statistics on our side the grabbers would stand a better chance of beating us.

    I don’t think it’s working, but sometimes I wonder if that was the plan.

    • As much as I can say about Ol’ Barry, I cant really say that he is stupid.
      Operation Fast and Furious was not about arresting arms dealers.

      • One of us is way wrong. Yes, I believe that most of his “mistakes” are really malice, I also believe the malice stems from the fact that he is dumb as a post, who has progressed in life only due to the color of his skin and being taken under the wing of individuals who revel in malice, not least the Democratic party.

        • It’s not obamas fault he’s evil, because he’s too stupid to know better?

          You might be talking about yourself there bud.

          Read obamas books, listen to his speeches, the sob has been an islamo Marxist since his undergraduate days.

    • It’s called the Hegelian Dialectic. Create a problem, get a reaction, propose a solution, which usually means more government and less freedom.

      Hitler did this by burning the Reischstag, blaming it on the Jews and got dictatorial powers as a result.

      Only the the terminally naive, underline terminally, would believe elements within our government would not use the same tactics to advance their mad visions of total control. Just look at Prof. Bill Ayers, “I did not do enough”, unrepentant terrorist of the Weather Underground, good friend of Obama, that planned to murder 25 million Americans that would not be “re-educated” after their Marxist revolution succeeded.

      The American public has no problem accepting that our government uses these tactics of funding revolutionary groups that start wars with the usual atrocities in other countries to effect political change.

      What makes that same American public unable to accept that these same bloody minded tactics would not be used against the American people to advance an agenda to “fudamentally change” our country? Especially when many of those within our government (especially of the liberal/progressive bent) sees America as the premier “terrorist” in the,world and hates America and everything we stand for with a passion?

      • Never thought about Hegelian dialectic methodology being used that way, but you’re right ! Hegel is at the root of all Marx’s and Engels’ thinking.

      • ThomasR really excellent breakdown. Enjoyed reading, down to syntax and wording. Great logicality and usefulness of thought. Thanks for that! Gregolas great comment to. Pleasure to read the thoughts of the well read.

        • Are you surprised to discover firearm rights proponents that aren’t all “knuckle-dragging, mouth-breathing illiterate hicks”? 🙂

  2. Sheriffs know he is in the wrong with his unconstitutional actions and are refusing to comp;y. We the people need to recognize his treasonous antics and try convict and execute the bastard so the other politicians can conduct themselves in a proper manner going forward. WE ARE MAD AS HELL AND NOT GONNA TAKE IT ANY MORE!

  3. TTAG’s, I received my morning intel (Everytown newsletter) and they are already using the presidents announcement to try and raise funds while attacking the NRA. But they are being rather sloppy about it, and tease in some ‘white lies’ to get people to donate… which seems to be happening quite a bit more in the last few months. (Is Bloombergs money starting to run out?). I guess it’s normal now, but thought I would share thru TTAG’s email a few minutes ago.

  4. In still waiting for all government agencies to be issued double barrel shotguns, since Joe Biden said that was all you need to defend ones self.

  5. The truly difficult aspect of “smart” guns that nobody seems to be talking about is how to actually keep them “smart”. Firearms are fairly simple mechanical devices whose underlying principles and design haven’t changed much in a century and a half. Even if tomorrow, it was mandated that all guns were to be “smart” and the .gov was able to wave a magic wand and make every single firearm currently in circulation “smart”, the first thing most of us would do is remove the electronic components, which would probably not be all that hard.

    In other words, the current idea is to simply add new components onto existing firearms. But that’s not actually practical from a standpoint of enforcing long-term compliance. Somehow, the “smart” components and the mechanical ones would need to be inextricably linked, which would constitute a fundamental redesign of every paradigm in firearm development, as well as probably setting it back decades by virtue of essentially tossing every lesson learned about small arms development in the last 150 years out the window.

    THAT is what “smart” guns will eventually lead to, and then we are all completely, royally, 100% screwed.

    • “Firearms are fairly simple mechanical devices whose underlying principles and design haven’t changed much in a century and a half.”

      Strange.

      Cabot, Corp., a company with proven serious chops in in Aerospace metal fabrication had a problem manufacturing a $6,000 1911 that wouldn’t reliably fire SAAMI-spec ammunition.

      It may not have “changed much in a century and a half”, but it requires a company fully understanding gunmaking to do it right…

    • In order to get the outcome these people want from “smart guns” it will not be about simply adding electronic components to existing firearms, but utilizing technology like the Aussie FireStorm system with electronic ignition of caseless ammo in order to keep them from being able to fire conventional cartridges. Of course it will include RFID and a Wi-Fi killswitch.

  6. Maybe if the GOP would actually start putting judges on benches which are being depleted from many courts, perhaps more crimes could be prosecuted.

    Looking at having police carry smart guns isn’t gun control.
    Rethinking mentally incapacitated senior citizens access to guns isn’t something that impacts able-minded Americans.

    This being a new control push is the only tin foil hat thinking going on.

  7. .gov and .mil would both love to be able to remotely disable all issued firearms remotely, for a variety of reasons.

    They can already do it with commo (including your cellphone, if they really want to).

  8. You know, me and my tinfoil hat are tired. Really, it ain’t paranoia if they’re really out to get you, and I want to believe, I really, really want to believe, that they’ll solve the problems they named, show some discretion and judgment, and not use anything they can get their hands on, any way they can.

    So, yeah. Take that SS check, the one you have to pay into or else, and you’re reporting all kinds of other stuff that they’ll use however is convenient. “Hey, we got this!” That is, when they’re not tossing your whole SS# around in internal emails, because that stuff never gets out. Oh wait.

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