The NRA met with Vice-President Joe Biden today. From their statement below it is very evident that it was as much a waste of time and mere window-dressing for the Obama Administration as expected.
From the NRA-ILA release:
Sebastian's statement on this meeting is correct and on the Obama Administration's plan for gun control.
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.
The “national conversation” was a farce from the beginning. This was planned “under the radar” to be executed the first pretext they had after the election. The only remaining option is to fight.The haste with which Obama and Biden want to enact laws and regulations, the orchestrated propaganda campaign in the media, and the hate towards gun owners by the anti's makes me feel like I've stepped into an scene from Matthew Bracken's novel Enemies Foreign and Domestic.