Vice President Joe Biden, who is heading up the President’s task force on gun control proposals, announced Tuesday that he would be meeting this week with the National Rifle Association, among other groups. And his timing is just a bit suspect; the day before meeting with the NRA, Biden will be meeting with gun control organizations and shooting victims. Presumably, his welcome for the NRA will be somewhat less hearty. The NRA, under heavy public pressure thanks to the White House’s bully tactics after the Sandy Hook massacre, said it would visit the White House to “hear what they have
Comments: Summons? Sounds like Gestapo tactics. As another poster pointed out, this whole gun issue serves two purposes. One, to deflect from all our other foreign and domestic problems, with help of LSM. Second, to try to pass through bad legislation to control US from bearing arms by fooling the RINOs in Congress. [It´s going to be a long four more years of battles with this evil in our midst.]
Our voices on this matter and all others will never be recognized because the media won´t stop the blanket thrown over this rotten administration. The more I read about other European nations being overtaken by Marxism and worse, I see it coming here. Our rights are being taken from us minute by minute.
I hope the NRA treats them with the same respect they show American gun owners..which is NO respect. Laugh at them, ridicule their words then walk OUT. Show them your backs. The 2nd amendment is not negotiable. And for the dummies who suggest that the Founding Fathers meant muskets...the key word is SHALL not be infringed..Shall meaning in the FUTURE. That means arms developed in the future, otherwise they would have said WILL not be infringed.
You know, as a denizen of the urban Northeast, I am no fan of guns, but I´m a principled and logical conservative who respects the Constitution and is cognizant of the statistics relating to lower crime and higher gun ownership. So. What the heck, besides cheap (as always) politicking are the dems doing, besides demagogueing (sp) this issue? And with some Southern roots, huntin´ an´ fishin´ and all..." don´t bother me none...
Expliquez, s´il vous plait, mes confreres du sud (and elsewhere)...
I´m starting to think our liberal brethren are just plain stupid and value gun control over protecting lives (keep on point, he he.).
obama and his agents like jay carney specialize in pronouncements about transparency. obama said his admInistration would be the most transparent ever. Recall the health care negotiations would be held in an open forum, not in secret, right? Of course, there is no transparency because obama and his leftist associates are completely disingenuous. Therefore, the NRA should bring video equipment to their meeting with biden and request that the meeting be videotaped in the name of transparency. If biden refuses, walk out.
Everybody knows that Joe Biden is the real brains behind the current White Hut occupancy.
That said, compare the reception the NRA shall be given, with the really shabby way in which Benjamin Netanyahu has been getting all along from Bronco Bama.
We are dealing with very real evil intent here. There shall be no room for negiotiations in the accepted sense of the term.
Binding the opponent hand and foot, tied down in a hard chair, blindfolded in a darkened room with a single light shining overhead, with a knife pressed up against the throat, is how the Bronco Bama White Hut intends to "negotiate".
Pretty one-sided article. Of course the NRA needs to be at the table. And the NRA needs to be bringing ideas to the table. You can´t negotiate if you don´t show up. And stomping your foot and saying you won´t listen and won´t negotiate is not going to win additional friends - certainly not enough to turn the tide.
There are common sense solutions, but if the NRA isn´t willing to even discuss options, then the NRA is going to lose big.
It is funny that the same people who fuss at Obama for refusing to negotiate are quite proud when the NRA refuses to negotiate. Both sides are wrong; the best way to make progress is to truly listen one another and find common ground.
The government will NOT be allowed to take away our 2nd Amendment rights. Never doubt that. The "government" is worried -- which is why they have been stockpiling hollow-point, high-power bullets that are illegal even in warfare and armored vans. We are NOT Europe -- Live Free or Die. The Resistance will be the same number of votes Gov. Romney received -- and these people are not elitist, egocentric, liberal twits.
I have no doubt that Obama and his cronies would like to ban ALL guns. However, it may just be that Obama is asking for ideas/help in keeping guns out of the hands of psychos - for political cover. Of course he´ll be looking for any give in the NRA´s position...
Gun control doesn´t work. Any NRA or GOP negotiations on gun control is a cave to leftists who seek to completely disarm American citizens. Their tactic is incrementalism. Liberals never quit. Liberals are disingenuous. When "assault weapons" restrictions don´t work democrats will seek even more stringent gun controls. Little by little Americans lose rights to "common sense" gun controls. Just stall and give democrats lip service on gun control. Plus all the gun control talk might be a distraction from the big prize democrats have their eyes on ----- amnesty. If amnesty is slammed down our throats, it is over. Amnesty means GOP cannot win another national election as 20 to 30 million new hispanic voters will turn USA radically left. In that climate, dems have license for any controls they want,
I will say the troll at #27 is useful as an exemplar of what passes for LP (libtard/progtard)reasonableness. Not to mention how they never seem to grasp reality, this being the third time in three decades the LPs have pushed for ´reasonable´ gun control. As #33 put it so well - there´s nothing to negotiate you LP fools. Whining won´t work. But if you clowns feel froggy enough - go ahead, jump and start trying to disarm us. We might as well get this over with now, so our descendents will have another couple centuries of peace before LP spawn are numerous enough to try it again.
#27 seems real confused about who is actually concerned about crimes committed with firearms. For DECADES the NRA has lobbied big city mayors, where the overwhelming amount of gun crime is committed, to crack down on criminals who use illegal guns. They were rebuffed by uberliberals like Ed Rendell when the NRA offered to help start a Project Exile in their city. Instead the democrat mayors plea bargain the criminals back into your streets. That way their ´conviction´ rate looks like they did something. They also let armed gangs control entire neighborhoods. The NRA and it´s members HATE armed criminals, unlike liberals who constantly try and find ways to either live with them or use them as scapegoats for their ineptness.
If the President has the staff to summon ordinary citizens and boss them, then WH operations is also over-resourced. Nobody on earth can stop our federal government except us. They are too big, too fat, too sassy, too bossy. Let them manage on a lot less money and see if they can focus their priorities.
Anyone who’s ever gone on a diet is told to lay off the booze because it’s high in calories. And that, of course, must make it very fattening indeed. Go onto the NHS Direct website, and you’ll be told a glass of wine contains as many calories as a slice of cake. Or if you prefer beer, the British Nutrition Foundation reminds you two pints are roughly the equivalent in calories to a full glass of single cream. So you may be surprised to learn that there’s no scientific evidence whatsoever to support the idea that alcohol makes you on weight. That’s hugely counter-intuitive, I know, because alcohol certainly is said to contain lots of calories.
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