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Posted on 01/10/2013 2:40:16 PM PST by neverdem
Statement From the National Rifle Association of America Regarding Today's White House Task Force Meeting
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.
Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America's oldest civil rights and sportsmen's group. Four million members strong, NRA continues to uphold the Second Amendment and advocates enforcement of existing laws against violent offenders to reduce crime. The Association remains the nation's leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the armed services. Be sure to follow the NRA on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NationalRifleAssociation and on Twitter @NRA.
No surprises here. The perps are pounding harder on the door.
I don’t think the libtards are prepared for what’s gonna happen when they try to do this.
I hate it for those jack-booted thugs that are on the business end of this...
It is a crime that there are 80 million gun owners in this country and only 4 million belong to the NRA. JOIN NOW!
Another liberal Task Farce. Well, well.
The us against them mentality this administration has fostered will backfire on them. People will not tolerate unilateral demands/decisions by elected officials. Forcing agendas (Obamacare) on people will get them thrown right back. Even the whimpering GOP will finally (I hope) say enough is enough.
Is the acquisition of millions of rounds of hollow point bullets some sort of preparedness?
Well, they sat and listened to slow joe. Where’s lunch.
FU Joe and FU Obama. You want to disarm the Nation. You are the reason the Nation needs to be armed. FU
The departments are not liberal. The useful idiots that vote for them are.
Right on, right on!
I joined today and so did my son.
Would 4 million more members make a difference? How about 40 million? How would it be any different?
PS. I am a member already.
Liberals support abortion. They have repeatedly proven that they don’t care about the safety and security of the nations children.
An area LEO of a large city not far from me was eating at the table next to me and a friend at lunch today.
As he got up to leave, I politely asked him if he had heard of a LEO survey asking if they would participate in gun confiscation of legal gun owners, and if he would himself participate in same.
Very discreetly, with a grin on his face, he said he had not heard of such a survey, but he “could fully understand why many LEO’s would not support such confiscation.”
They need to go on offense with full page ads, infomercials, whatever they can to counter the liberal bias the average non-gun owner is getting from the MSM and this administration.
What are they saving the money for? SPEND IT! If not now - when?
Yes I think a hundred million in dues would make a difference.
I did for 30 some years and they used my dues to fund democRats in my state in 2010.
I will rejoin when they call for armed resistance to this illegitimate government.
I am thinking of holding membership drives this summer by buying booths at local fairs and craft shows.
I have heard there are many anti-gun LEO’s. Also that many never carry a gun outside of work. That many wouldn’t carry at work if they didn’t have to. That most never practice with their weapons and will only shoot when directed to for job qualification purposes. Are these truths or BS?
I hope it matters by this summer...
Of those 80 million legal gun owners, my guess is 95% to 99% will actively comply with or at least passively ignore even the most destructive, evil, and unconstitutional gun ban that Obama, Pelosi, and DiFi can imagine. That only leaves 800,000 to 4 million who would actively resist the confiscation. It's a shame it's not a bigger number, but I hope that is big enough to deter the far left from provoking violence. My big concern is whether the socialists care how many die if it furthers their grab for power.
“My big concern is whether the socialists care how many die if it furthers their grab for power.”
Ha! You must break eggs to make omelets, Comrade.
Umm, don't look for that to happen anytime soon. I believe one can get arrested for advocating the violent overthow of the government.
A photo-op for Joe Biden to do his usual posturing and mugging for the cameras.
Nothing substantial will EVER come out of meetings between the denizens of the White Hut and serious defenders of the Second Amendment. No matter what the Current Occupant of the White Hut says, he would like VERY MUCH to be rid of the Second Amendment.
The suggestion that guns could be seized by an executive order is just too tempting for them not to try it.
“Stroke of the pen, law of the land - kinda cool.”
And this regime now occupying the White Hut wants so very much to be “cool”.
"Now the whole world stands on the brink, staring down into bloody hell, all those liberals and intellectuals and smooth-talkers
and all of a sudden, nobody can think of anything to say.
Rorschach from The Watchmen
There's really nothing left to say to these monsters. Other things will be doing my talking.
But their tactics are lousy. Meaning we get to scavenge a TON of .40 hollow-point. . .
Addressing the issue does not address the agenda.
Agenda trumps the issue.
Agenda doesn’t even have to be rational.
Well cops are notoriously poor shots but I think most of them are good americans and not eager to go door to door confiscating weapons.
If the clowns in charge make the mistake of trying to take the guns it will be DHS and TSA types that knock on the door.
There are millions more in the hands of the American citizen. When it begins there will not be full blown confrontations. Where THEY live will be the area of contention.Sounds like a good movie script.
Bet there are a lot of potential Henry Bowmans out there.
The left is known for its horrible assumptions. In this case it both assumes that soldiers and lawmen are uneducated, minimum wage drones, *and* that they will obey orders without question.
The left builds on these horrible assumptions by thinking that it could get tens of thousands of worthless ghetto rat criminals, put them in uniforms like the Nazis did to their brownshirts, and give them a gun, and they will be just as effective as soldiers and LEOs.
This would be Obama’s private army that he talked about in past. A Praetorian Guard made up of criminal scum, to oppress those who oppose him.
There are more than a few problems with this line of thinking. Not the least of which is that worthless ghetto rat criminal scum are not just ineffective, but cowardly and prone to running away when they meet even minimal resistance.
I think it might be true. I know a lot of LEO’s and many really don’t like guns.Many do not even want to take their service weapon at retirement if offered.I know they don’t go to the range much, once a year at the most, and are only issued fifty rounds to practice.BTW, MANY are out of shape and overweight from riding around in cars all day instead of walking a beat.
The NRA has a history of negotiating more with anti gun groups than GOA.
NRA has more political influence.
I know a lot of firearm owners from ages teens to over 70 and all walks of life. None of them are afraid to stand up for their Constitutional rights.Remember,we won’t live forever and if we check out fighting for the rights that millions died for before us, what could be better?If you take out 1 you are even. Over 1 you are ahead of the game.
<< Very discreetly, with a grin on his face, he said he had not heard of such a survey, but he could fully understand why many LEOs would not support such confiscation. >>
Unless their paycheck, pension and/or benefits were on the line, then hell yes they’d come through your door with guns blazing.
No, not when we The People have uncounted millions more.
Wake me up when the NRA starts training people with assault weapons in small unit tactics. They give hunter safety classes, they need to start doing militia tactics.
I’ll get many more than my “one”.
The leftwingtard baby killers have no moral high ground. Many of us think Joe Biden and his running dog lackeys planned and engineered the New Town attack.
This has chilled me since I heard about the IRS being armed.
If they even started training in resisting home invasions ....
So where are the typical NRA haters on this site? I’m curious as to how they can bash the NRA on this cause..........
Then you are attributing to that buffoon and his lackeys intelligence that they do not possess.
Before you charge ahead with that you better check your 6 to see how much company you have. I don’t think many of the sheeple will be with you. If I were a jack-booted thug I’d be feeling pretty safe right now.
Kind of strange that they others have said little to nothing about what occurred at the meeting.
It's good to see that the NRA appears to be standing strong against this coordinated onslaught.
I plan to purchase 5 year memberships for myself and my wife in January 19th: Gun Appreciation Day.
I learned this statistic during a local gun club orientation and basic skills class last week. I plan to join the club and the NRA with my next paycheck. I look forward to the association with the club members and learning how to handle various firearms.
I don’t think most people think in terms of advocacy or strength through association. Thus, they don’t even consider benefits of NRA membership. They don’t/won’t realize impact of legislation or NRA’s impact on legislation until they try to purchase ammo or guns.
Although formerly not a gun owner, I did belong off and on to the NRA. I understood/understand the benefits of association and advocacy and have always believed in preserving 2nd amen rights. I’m glad to take this stand, expect to use my marketing/communications skills to help the club inform/educate the public, but I also “know” it’ll put a big target on my name with Obama and his ilk
The difference (that seems to get overlooked a lot) is that most of the SA and early SS troops were veterans of World War I, that had formed into groups such as the Freikorps and battled Communist groups in the streets during the post-Armistice collapse of governmental authority in Germany. In essence, they came pre-trained (and often pre-armed), and they were already strongly motivated—they wanted a return to the orderly, authoritative society they were used to.
Gang members and their ilk would be all but worthless in a similar circumstance. For starters, how many would start turning their arms on their former rivals the first chance they had?
Seems to me a rich and peaceful environment for gun owners to be more than passive victims.
Have you noticed how quiet the Republicans have been? It’s the old adage:
“When your enemy is killing himself, stay out of the way.”