He’s going to hold his gun summit without representation from NRA. It should be interesting to see what comes out of this. As USA Today notes:
Given its political and financial strength, the NRA is probably in a position to block any new gun legislation, especially in the Republican-run House.
White House Spokesman Jay Carney said the word “common sense” so often that I cam promise you whatever comes from this won’t be good. Fortunately, USA Today is probably right.
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The White House hasn’t accepted any suggestions from their political opponents on anything else; why would gun control be any different?
All the NRA would do is lend them legitimacy.
I have to agree. There was nothing for the NRA to win here. Just an opportunity for the administration and the anti’s to have a photo-op and claim consensus.
I read somewhere that the SAF wasn’t going to attend, or had something similar to say, in answer to POTUS.
I agree with others. If we show up they will want compromise. I say stay the course.
wfgodbold and John:
I agree with you fellows, and presume the NRA does as well! The NRA has more to lose by meeting with Obama and gun controllers than NOT meeting with them and being (again) called “unreasonable” by a hostile media.
The President can’t really do much positive for the movement right now; and Congress can fight most of the negative stuff.
And, quite frankly, this President still hasn’t proved he can control the agencies. He can ride the tiger, that’s about it.
Poor, little Obama. He tried, but he failed to co-opt the NRA so that their presence would validate his agenda.
It’s not legislation that concerns me, it’s the executive orders, new and rewritten regulations, and reinterpretations of existing law and regulation – all of which are a constant threat, regardless of who’s in the White House.
@Diomed: It’s the second two that matter particularly, since that’s the domain of the bureaucrats
Somebody needs to inform that worthless SOB that he was elected president, not king….
NRA should invite Obama out to headquarters off route 66. When he gets there, invite him to be finger printed and have his instant background check run. If it comes back clear, ask him why, since he admits in his autobiography to having been a coke dealer back in college.
Dusty … what’s your point?
Being an alleged or admitted criminal does not make you a convicted criminal.
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