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Statement From the National Rifle Association of America Regarding Today's White House Task Force...
NRA-ILA ^ | January 10, 2013 | NA

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.

-NRA-
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.


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1 posted on 01/10/2013 2:40:24 PM PST by neverdem
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To: neverdem

No surprises here. The perps are pounding harder on the door.


2 posted on 01/10/2013 2:44:51 PM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: neverdem

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...


3 posted on 01/10/2013 2:45:20 PM PST by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: neverdem

It is a crime that there are 80 million gun owners in this country and only 4 million belong to the NRA. JOIN NOW!


4 posted on 01/10/2013 2:45:53 PM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: neverdem

Another liberal Task Farce. Well, well.


5 posted on 01/10/2013 2:47:24 PM PST by Migraine (Diversity is great; until it happens to YOU.)
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To: neverdem

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.


6 posted on 01/10/2013 2:48:40 PM PST by PatriotCause (California Sucks)
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To: clee1
I don’t think the libtards are prepared...

Is the acquisition of millions of rounds of hollow point bullets some sort of preparedness?

7 posted on 01/10/2013 2:48:54 PM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: neverdem

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


8 posted on 01/10/2013 2:49:01 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: C210N

The departments are not liberal. The useful idiots that vote for them are.


9 posted on 01/10/2013 2:50:47 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: neverdem
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.

Right on, right on!

10 posted on 01/10/2013 2:51:57 PM PST by Jane Long (Philippians 2:11)
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To: ez
It is a crime that there are 80 million gun owners in this country and only 4 million belong to the NRA. JOIN NOW!

I joined today and so did my son.

11 posted on 01/10/2013 2:52:19 PM PST by laweeks
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To: ez

Would 4 million more members make a difference? How about 40 million? How would it be any different?

PS. I am a member already.


12 posted on 01/10/2013 2:54:48 PM PST by US_MilitaryRules (Unnngh! To many PDS people!)
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To: neverdem

Liberals support abortion. They have repeatedly proven that they don’t care about the safety and security of the nations children.


13 posted on 01/10/2013 2:57:30 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: neverdem

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.”


14 posted on 01/10/2013 2:59:02 PM PST by Arlis (.)
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To: ez
I can see the side of those who choose to stand back.
As a member myself, I am disappointed that the NRA has been in a complete defensive role in this fight.
I read they won 100,000 new members in the last 18 days. That's a minimum of $2.5 million!

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?

15 posted on 01/10/2013 3:02:31 PM PST by grobdriver (Sic semper tyrannis!)
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To: US_MilitaryRules

Yes I think a hundred million in dues would make a difference.


16 posted on 01/10/2013 3:02:31 PM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: ez
It is a crime that there are 80 million gun owners in this country and only 4 million belong to the NRA. JOIN NOW!

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.

17 posted on 01/10/2013 3:03:20 PM PST by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: grobdriver

I am thinking of holding membership drives this summer by buying booths at local fairs and craft shows.


18 posted on 01/10/2013 3:04:20 PM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: Arlis

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?


19 posted on 01/10/2013 3:07:53 PM PST by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: ez
I am thinking of holding membership drives this summer

I hope it matters by this summer...

20 posted on 01/10/2013 3:08:01 PM PST by grobdriver (Sic semper tyrannis!)
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To: ez
It is a crime that there are 80 million gun owners in this country and only 4 million belong to the NRA. JOIN NOW!

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.

21 posted on 01/10/2013 3:08:52 PM PST by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Pollster1

“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.


22 posted on 01/10/2013 3:15:20 PM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: MileHi
"I will rejoin when they call for armed resistance to this illegitimate government."

Umm, don't look for that to happen anytime soon. I believe one can get arrested for advocating the violent overthow of the government.

23 posted on 01/10/2013 3:15:20 PM PST by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: SampleMan

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”.


24 posted on 01/10/2013 3:17:34 PM PST by alloysteel (Bronco Bama - the cowboy who whooped up and widened the stampede.)
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To: neverdem
“They had a choice, all of them. They could have followed in the footsteps of good men like my father, or President Truman. Decent men, who believed in a day’s work for a day’s pay. Instead they followed the droppings of lechers and Communists and didn’t realize that the trail led over a precipice until it was too late. Don’t tell me they didn’t have a choice."

"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.

25 posted on 01/10/2013 3:21:02 PM PST by Noumenon (One individual with courage, determination and a rifle can change the course of history.)
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To: C210N

But their tactics are lousy. Meaning we get to scavenge a TON of .40 hollow-point. . .


26 posted on 01/10/2013 3:21:22 PM PST by Salgak (Acme Lasers presents: The Energizer Border. I **DARE** you to cross it. . . .)
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To: neverdem

Addressing the issue does not address the agenda.

Agenda trumps the issue.

Agenda doesn’t even have to be rational.


27 posted on 01/10/2013 3:22:21 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: showme_the_Glory

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.


28 posted on 01/10/2013 3:29:00 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: C210N

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.


29 posted on 01/10/2013 3:30:24 PM PST by Renegade
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To: ez
only 4 million belong to the NRA. JOIN NOW!

Be cautious of emails supposedly from the NRA.

I recently received one that wanted me to renew my membership by clicking on the conveniently provided link.

The underlying 'link' did not go to any website with NRA in it.

Also, I am not a member of the NRA, so I have no reason to be receiving a 'renewal' request from them.

FYI
30 posted on 01/10/2013 3:30:38 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: C210N

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.


31 posted on 01/10/2013 3:34:05 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: showme_the_Glory

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.


32 posted on 01/10/2013 3:36:04 PM PST by Renegade
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To: US_MilitaryRules

The NRA has a history of negotiating more with anti gun groups than GOA.
NRA has more political influence.


33 posted on 01/10/2013 3:42:16 PM PST by Morris70
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To: Pollster1

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.


34 posted on 01/10/2013 3:42:31 PM PST by Renegade
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To: Arlis

<< 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.” >>

Unless their paycheck, pension and/or benefits were on the line, then hell yes they’d come through your door with guns blazing.


35 posted on 01/10/2013 3:46:09 PM PST by Klaatu Barada Nikto (Liberty is not a Loophole)
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To: C210N

No, not when we The People have uncounted millions more.


36 posted on 01/10/2013 3:49:45 PM PST by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: neverdem

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.


37 posted on 01/10/2013 3:50:48 PM PST by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: Renegade

I’ll get many more than my “one”.


38 posted on 01/10/2013 3:55:38 PM PST by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: Alaska Wolf

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.


39 posted on 01/10/2013 3:56:26 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: C210N
"Is the acquisition of millions of rounds of hollow point bullets some sort of preparedness?"

This has chilled me since I heard about the IRS being armed.

40 posted on 01/10/2013 3:56:35 PM PST by hummingbird
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To: PLMerite

If they even started training in resisting home invasions ....


41 posted on 01/10/2013 3:58:36 PM PST by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: neverdem

So where are the typical NRA haters on this site? I’m curious as to how they can bash the NRA on this cause..........


42 posted on 01/10/2013 3:58:57 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon or just throw her from the train......)
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To: muawiyah
Many of us think Joe Biden and his running dog lackeys planned and engineered the New Town attack.

Then you are attributing to that buffoon and his lackeys intelligence that they do not possess.

43 posted on 01/10/2013 4:05:40 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: clee1

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.


44 posted on 01/10/2013 4:06:18 PM PST by Sequoyah101
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To: neverdem
I looked at several of the websites of others that attended the meeting and I only saw an NRA press release.

Kind of strange that they others have said little to nothing about what occurred at the meeting.

45 posted on 01/10/2013 4:08:16 PM PST by Robert357 (D.Rather "Hoist with his own petard!" www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1223916/posts)
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To: ez
JOIN NOW!

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.

46 posted on 01/10/2013 4:11:31 PM PST by Washi (Socialism is Slavery)
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To: ez

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


47 posted on 01/10/2013 4:12:13 PM PST by freeagle
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

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?


48 posted on 01/10/2013 4:13:46 PM PST by M1903A1 ("We shed all that is good and virtuous for that which is shoddy and sleazy... and call it progress")
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To: hoosierham
The NRA could also print in ads and their publications the various legal approaches including how to litigate against the federal regs when they come down. Law suits from a million or so members in local, state and federal courts as persons of interest being denied rights protected by the Constitution would have to be dealt with.

Seems to me a rich and peaceful environment for gun owners to be more than passive victims.

49 posted on 01/10/2013 4:25:17 PM PST by masadaman
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To: clee1

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.”


50 posted on 01/10/2013 4:26:14 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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