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NRA “Disappointed” By Meeting With Vice President

The National Rifle Association of America (NRA) met with Vice President Joe Biden today at the White House to discuss gun issues.

NRA President Wayne LaPierre on NBC's Meet The Press
NRA President Wayne LaPierre on NBC’s Meet The Press (NBC)

NRA officials insist they 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. They are less than thrilled with how the get together went.

In a written statement, the NRA says, “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.”

The statement goes on to say that it’s unfortunate that the Obama Administration continues to insist on pushing “failed solutions” to our nation’s most pressing problems. NRA officials pledge they will not allow law-abiding gun owners to be “blamed for the acts of criminals and madmen.” Instead, they will now take their arguments to members of congress of both parties who are “interested in having an honest conversation about what works and what does not.”

White House officials recognize that the National Rifle Association isn’t likely to support the gun control measures that President Barack Obama is pushing, but they were hoping to soften the NRA’s opposition in today’s meeting. It was part of a series of meetings Biden is having with all sides of the gun issue, before he delivers new policy proposals to Obama.

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