It remains inexplicable why the White House and the media focus so heavily on the NRA when it is members of Congress who must make votes. Obama’s team and the media have targeted the NRA for fire over the NRA’s support for broad Second Amendment rights. But while Joe Biden is also inviting members of the entertainment community to the White House to talk about violence in media, he isn’t inviting the American Civil Liberties Union to bash them over their broad interpretation of the First Amendment.
It’s obvious that the White House sees the NRA – not actually saving lives in places like Sandy Hook – as their fundamental target. If they can use Sandy Hook to break a major piece of the conservative infrastructure, they will.
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.