Skip to comments.Rep. Jackson Lee will seek meeting with NRA about response to Colo. shootings
Posted on 07/24/2012 10:23:04 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
Rep. Jackson Lee will seek meeting with NRA about response to Colo. shootings By Pete Kasperowicz - 07/23/12 09:23 PM ET
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) said late Monday that she would seek a meeting with the National Rifle Association (NRA) to see if there are any ways to find an agreement on how to prevent tragedies like the one last week in Colorado, where one shooter killed 12 and wounded nearly 60 others in a movie theater.
"I'm going to invite the National Rifle Association to one of my meetings," she said on the House floor late Monday. "I want to sit down and talk to them about how we can work together."
Jackson Lee said she hoped to understand whether the NRA could agree to new rules that would require retailers to notify authorities whenever one customer is buying excessive amounts of weapons or ammo, a reference to the Colorado shooter, who is now known to have bought thousands of rounds in preparation for the shooting.
"I want an explanation on why someone can buy 6,000 rounds of ammunition on an Internet without any oversight whatsoever," she said. "Why is there no basis of giving notice?
"If they'd given notice to the local police, maybe someone would have knocked on the door and found out what was going on," she said. "We can find a way to come together. This is not rocket science to determine why you're getting 6,000 rounds."
Jackson Lee also defended some parents for bringing young children into a midnight showing of the latest Batman movie. The youngest to die was a six-year old girl, which raised some questions about what parents were doing with children in the theater so late.
"I understand that," Jackson Lee said. "I was a young mother with my spouse in an area where we moved away from our family, it's hard to find babysitters, and so you take a sleeping baby to the movies. There's no sin in that."
NRA, you’ll get something more important done by farting in a bag and saving it.
That would be the best thing that could ever happen to conservatives.
I think the NRA should take the opportunity to educate her on the history of gun control in America and suggest that she may want to join the Klan in ideological unity.
What’s there to talk about?
I would ask the rep her view on the Constitution which she swears to uphold, then just tell her to F off.
Yes sheila....how about alarming exit doors in theaters.....maybe meet with the firefighters union first. If I were the NRA, I would tell her to go pound sand.....
I imagine the only reason anyone from the NRA would meet with her was to have a good laugh.
:: why someone can buy 6,000 rounds of ammunition ::
I understand that “plinking” rounds for a .22 are sold in boxes of 500. If you catch a sale at Wal-Mart, why wouldn’t you buy a dozen boxes?
re Shelia Jackson-Lee
Forrest Gump’s mama was right
Stupid is as stupid does
Oh chew off my arm better than be the NRA rep that has to go sit down at “her meetings” with this stupid wannabe despot
Wonder how much money she will extort from the NRA for her campaign coffers in order to “reach an understanding”
Beware of women with three names.
Yeah, maybe she’ll learn something.
To start with jackwad isn’t Chicago a gun free zone?
Because this is America, not some communist turd-world pesthole.
"Why is there no basis of giving notice?
Because this is America, ya dimwit. We don't "give notice" when we exercise our God-given, constitutionally protected human right to self defense.
Didn’t N0bamie’s hit squad get 250,000 rounds of hollow points.
That’s not normal military ammo, is it?
We used to buy .22 rounds 2000 at a time for plinkin. 4 or 5 of us could use them up in an afternoon.
Hit squad, brownshirts same thing.
In a war of the minds Ms. Lee will come unarmed! Might be the dumbest member of Congress! True-the-Vote is on to her and the registered voters in her district.
This is a joke right?
A meeting that provides a wonderful opportunity to do something of value for the nation but, sadly, no firearms will be discharged.