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.