Skip to comments.Nadler urges Obama to call the NRA enablers of mass murder
Posted on 12/14/2012 7:33:58 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
Today, following the shooting massacre of 20 children in a Connecticut school, President Obama said that "meaningful action" needed to be taken to prevent such tragedies from happening in the future.
But what "meaningful action" can Obama actually take, given Republican control of the House and Congress' deeply felt fear of the politically mighty National Rifle Association? And politics aside, what new laws would actually solve or make a dent in the country's crazed-gunman problem?
Rep. Jerry Nadler said thinks that the president has only one option.
"Theres only one meaningful action he can take, which is to take on the N.R.A., label them as the enablers of mass murderers* they are, really push for strong gun-control legislation and call out those congressional leaders who dont support it," Nadler told me this afternoon.
"It is time to call out the N.R.A. as enablers of mass murder and start embarrassing people and saying, 'Who do you stand with? The parents and children of this country or the potential mass murderers?'"
Nadler said there's nothing else Obama can do, realistically.
"There is no other meaningful action," Nadler said. "He has to know that. ... I cant imagine what else he could have meant."
Nadler attributes the N.R.A.'s power to its ability to terrify politicians.
"If you cross the N.R.A. in certain districts, you know that X percent of people are going to come out and vote against you just because of that," said Nadler. "The N.R.A. will come out and run dishonest ads saying you're in favor of taking guns away from hunters."
By Nadler's logic, the only way to counteract the N.R.A. electoral influence is to wield the power of really bad P.R., and he thinks the president is well-equipped to do that, even if he's been unwilling in the past.
What a commie putz.
All those years in school I could’ve blamed that pencil for the crappy spelling I was graded on!
An insane politician, disgusting.
But planned parenthood is a women’s health provider.
By that reasoning I think we can call Islama a mass murderer since under his watch thousands of assault guns were walked across the border and hundreds of Mexicans died as well as two American border patrol agents. Nobody is going to tell me he didn’t know about it.
Thank goodness the Republicans control the House.
If it were not for the NRA and similar organizations, your right to say anything publicly, Mr. Nadler, would have been terminated decades ago.
Isn’t Nadler that grossly obese man? Maybe his Fork is the enabler of his girth.
Conversely, he might consider the ACLU as enablers since it was they who sued to open the doors of mental institutions and make it virtually impossible to institutionalize a mentally imbalanced individual like Adam Lanza.
The usual suspects show up ranting the same old verse. Idiots. Guns don’t kill people; people kill people.
What about the health care system which does not exist for people with mental health problems? Where’s the money for that? Didn’t NY dump a bunch of mentally ill patients onto the streets a few years ago? Why did they do that? Same reasons they do for the “not good for the public”.
It is time to call out the N.R.A. as enablers of mass murder and start embarrassing people and saying, ‘Who do you stand with? The parents and children of this country or the potential mass murderers
I stand with the millions of AMERICANS that carry concealed that would have dropped this piece of shit in a heart beat had we been there. Stop the game playing with dead children you friggin moron. Those guns did not walk into that school on their own. A sick demented human being did that. We have a PEOPLE problem not a gun problem. Shame on YOU............
Hey Nadler...How about a kick in the nards for starters you f’ing dimwit!!
As an NRA member...
I believe that I (and all of us NRA members) just might have just been libeled (and slandered, since it was spoken).
If there is agreement on this, I hope and suspect that there is will to press most aggressively with (one or more) lawsuits, in the interest of truth and justice.
I thought blob of suet Nadler had choked to death on a jar of Crisco. Guess not.
... and Haagen Daaz ... ?
Dang! I thought Nadler the Hutt had popped like a tick already.
I will now go directly to the NRA and make a donation! ha.
Guns sales will go thru the roof now..time for me to buy guns stocks!
Several armed and trained teachers could have stopped this clown. But NO... we must keep schools “gun-free zones.” The Libs are the true mass murderers of children.
He WAS a disgusting lump of fat until his gastric bypass, no doubt at taxpayer's expense. Now, he's still a disgusting lump of fat, but a slightly smaller one.
Obesity causes 100,000400,000 deaths in the United States per year. Crazy people are responsible for only a tiny fraction of that.
We need food control, not gun control.
And the millions killed by abortion and the carnage in the inner city does not count according to him. The Democrats twist reality to fit their version of the facts. They have no respect for life. This is all about control.
Note to Fat Jerry the Retard. The N.R.A. is not Adam Lanza’s mother or father. If you need “enablers”, they would be your “enablers” fat boy.
The leftist, hypocrite POS from New York?
"In the waning days of the Bush Administration, Rep. Nadler continued to be a prominent voice against White House abuse of power, investigating those with a hand in illegally spying, torturing or depriving individuals of due process. A passionate believer in accountability for executive abuses, Nadler has held numerous high-profile hearings and introduced several key bills designed to restore balance and the rule of law, including the State Secret Protection Act, the American Anti-Torture Act, the Midnight Rule Act, and a resolution against pre-emptive pardons by President Bush."
Hey Nadler...How about a kick in the nards for starters you fing dimwit!!
He hasn’t seen his nards in years.
The Libs are already drooling over this, They will propose insane gun-grabbing. When the Repub House disagrees, the Repubs will be branded mass murderers in the 2014 election, with pictures of this shooting run 24/7. They will get and show photos of the dead kids lying on the floor. Might work unless Boner and Co. get off their asses.
When will people wake up and realize the mental health industry is allowing these mentally ill people to walk among us and kill our kids.
It's dishonest to come out and say that the second amendment is all about "hunting".
You cant arm 5 year olds...so the argument that more guns will make society safer will be seen as idiotic by the majority of Americans...
If we cant afford the government now we certainly cant afford putting armed guards in every elementary school in the country..
In the USA, after today, the idea that universal access to firearms is acceptable is dead.
Folks who support the 2nd Amendment need to come up with solid proposals to keep guns out of the hands of the crazies. If we don't do that, the rest of the country is going to figure out ways to keep guns out of every ones hands...
Does the NRA use the argument that the Democrat Nazis will take away guns from Hunters?
Are “Hunters” a protected class nowadays?
I’m not a Hunter, but I own a whole bunch of stuff that a Hunter would own. I guess I’m not part of the Club Nadler is referring to.
Good thing for Nadler that we don’t hunt Hippos in this Country. He might be mistaken for one by one of those NRA loving Hunters in Upstate New York.
We all need to urge Obama to call Ben and Jerry’s enablers of Nadler being a lardass.
Don't bank on that saving us. The Republicans never have the guts to speak out and bring up their own issues, always playing defense.
If they ever wanted to actually engage instead of huddle in fear they should come out against the Dems for all the cash they've thrown at education without so much as a nod to school security. They pay for mountains of useless paperwork when the kid's safety should be their #1 priority. It's never an issue until a tragedy like this but this wasn't the first school shooting. And guns aren't the only threat.
Ironic that we have the 2nd amendment as a check and balance to politicians like Nadler.
There’s a reason he’s called the Waddler. Were I to have less charitable feelings for our porcine friends I would call him a swine, but that would insult pigs.
Point 1: There is no such thing as putting "politics aside" with this group.
Point 2: There are two factors that make up the "crazed-gunman problem", the crazed person and the gun. Why is it so difficult to institutionalize the dangerously insane?
Sorry for the rant but I'm totally p**ed at the MSM for politicizing it. I'm thinking and praying for those families. What they are going through tonight.
PS - If that group, the Westboro church shows up at any of those kid’s funeral ... G-d help them. We won’t.
So by the same token lets call Ford, Chrysler ect enablers.
Lets call Budweiser, Jim Beam enablers.
Let’s call ALL knife makers enablers...
My weapons are fully loaded, and not ONE of them left my house today and killed anyone.
It’s not the Gun, it’s the Evil people.
Alex Jones has Obama and his little running dogs like Nadler bracketed:
Obama fake crying......what a mess we are in.But they will never take our guns without a civil war.
The leftists have been slavering for a high profile massacre for decades to push their confiscation dream into reality.
Molon Labe, you liberals.
I'm afraid this won't be enough. I have a bad feeling this event will galvanize support for gun control and at the very least, we can expect a line-for-line resurrection of the Clinton-era AWB right around the corner. Obama will cut a deal with House Republicans to push it through. Obama currently enjoys political capital that Clinton didn't have in '94. He doesn't have to worry about re-election and nobody's afraid of the "Angry White Male" like they were two decades ago. The minority and female voters who sent Obama back to the White House will support him on this.
Twenty dead kindergartners a week before Christmas changes things. Every soccer mom in America is going to be howling for Obama to do something.
Now there's an idea! Why didn't we think of that? While we're at it, let's keep cars out of the hands of drunk drivers.
How could we do that? Well, let's start by passing laws that prohibit children, criminals and the mentally ill from owning weapons - and let's prohibit drunk driving. Yeh, that should be a good start.
Oh, wait a minute, we already have such laws, as does Mexico.
The Mexican Constitution guarantees the right of Mexicans to possess arms. Even so, gun control laws in Mexico are very strict, and police discretion in enforcement makes possession of firearms of greater than .22 very difficult and risky for normal citizens. As you can read in the papers everyday, strict guns laws in Mexico sure have solved the crime and murder problem there!
Here's an idea: School teachers in Israel are allowed to carry weapons and there hasn't been a school shooting there in decades. p But, I doubt your desire to do away with the 2nd Amendment is swayed by facts. For the record, what other parts of the Constitution would you like to change?
Wow - they don’t call al Queda “mass murderers”....