Raise your hand if you didn’t see this coming. After yesterday’s announcement by Tailgunner Joe Biden that the President stands ready to use his executive powers — sidestepping the legislative process — to institute gun control measures yet to be announced, the NRA’s meeting (along with other “sportsmen and wildlife interests”) with the Veep and his fellow blue-suited yes-men today didn’t really go well. Which is as self-evident as saying that Liraz Cherchi looks good in cowhide. Make the jump for the NRA’s statement of disappointment after today’s kabuki act . . .
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.