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‘Disappointed’ NRA sees
White House ‘agenda
to attack’ gun rights

Washington Times, by David Sherfinski

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 1/10/2013 10:44:06 PM

The National Rifle Association said it was “disappointed” with the focus of a Thursday meeting with Vice President Joseph R. Biden and other groups over new gun measures, arguing that the White House gathering had less to do with keeping the country’s children safe and more to do “with an agenda to attack the Second Amendment.” “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,”

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: 4Justice, 1/11/2013 4:30:02 AM     (No. 9110158)

Did they really believe Biden and the Dems wanted to discuss keeping children safe??? Why are the people who are supposed be protecting our rights so naive??? It seems like they always expect the left to be sincere about what they say. They seem to be so gullible. I don´t get it! They should KNOW that these leftists are ALWAYS scheming and are never straight with anyone to whom they are ideologically opposed.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: strike3, 1/11/2013 4:32:52 AM     (No. 9110159)

I hope that the NRA spokesperson is just being diplomatic and that they actually didn´t believe they could conduct any kind of a "meaningful" talk with the gun grabbers. Barry assigned Joe to this task for a reason and it is obvious that the decisions have already been made. The meetings with "stakeholders" were a mere formality so the dictator could twist the statements into the result that "most" Americans want strict gun control.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: uno_thatguy, 1/11/2013 5:11:41 AM     (No. 9110178)

There was no "conversation." It was a BiteMe harangue about evil guns!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 1/11/2013 7:15:18 AM     (No. 9110246)

I can´t wait to see what they really mean by "allowing federal agencies to conduct research on gun violence".
I can envision a day when you will be refused treatment under ObamaCare unless you agree to give up all guns registered to you as well as any found in a subsequent search of your property.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: pineledger, 1/11/2013 7:28:35 AM     (No. 9110267)

It was not a conversation, any more than the "conversations" about Obamacare.

People didn´t want that, either, and look what happened.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: nonsense, 1/11/2013 7:55:26 AM     (No. 9110302)

I want all political meetings to be televised. Where is the ad of the faux potus telling his adoring fans that he will be the most Transparent pol in history? Ramp it up with his own words.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: faith_and_reason, 1/11/2013 8:17:05 AM     (No. 9110335)

Google searches for Hitler, Stalin and gun control or confiscation were very high in recent months. Were regime agents researching what processes worked in the past? What unforseen "obstacles" had to be overcome (or killed)?

Or were patriots arming themselves with the same information?

Both?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Judith, 1/11/2013 8:19:39 AM     (No. 9110343)

Let´s face it. Since pelosi took the gavel, the dems have made it quite clear they intend to become dictators in this country. And, because of a gutless congress and a corrupted supreme court and, it would appear, a compliant citizenry, they are achieving this goal.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: LZK, 1/11/2013 8:28:49 AM     (No. 9110363)

Oh baby oh baby -- let them come for mine.....

LZK

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Reply 10 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 1/11/2013 8:49:20 AM     (No. 9110397)

Poster 6, I´ve seen 10 replays of sanctimonious biden at the gun violence conference in his muffled affect talking about those "defenseless children at the Connecticut school riddled with bullets, not hit with stray bullets, but riddled." Democrats always change the subject. They specialize in emotional, straw man arguments. Democrats constantly redefine words and use euphemisms to suit their leftist agenda. So please don´t cause our eyes to roll with your silly lecture about changing the subject.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: bigken2, 1/11/2013 8:52:35 AM     (No. 9110402)

the fact that the head of thev NRA didnt go was all i needed to know this was obozo waggin his finger in our face telling us he is king and we had better comply whell we though out one king we can do it again up yours obozo

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Reply 12 - Posted by: TheMotherCO, 1/11/2013 8:55:26 AM     (No. 9110405)

Some people sat on their hands and did not vote for Republicans - a third party is not the answer and adds to splitting the vote and a losing one for the Pubbies. Until we have control of both houses we are dead in the water and the dims can do whatever they want.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Rinktum, 1/11/2013 9:19:09 AM     (No. 9110456)

Obama is pushing this country to violence because it will further his agenda. He wants chaos in this country and he will have it because he can´t fundamentally change this country without it. He is being provocatively contentious in dealing with the issue of gun control. He is in perpetual community organizer agitating mode. The democrats are in perpetual crisis mode. The media is in perpetual propagamda mode, and the Republicans are in perpetual whipped dog mode. Another perfect storm for governmental tyranny perpetrated on American citizens.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Rinktum, 1/11/2013 9:20:56 AM     (No. 9110460)

Sorry, I can spell propaganda. Carry on.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: BetseyRoss, 1/11/2013 10:09:49 AM     (No. 9110577)

Obama has already geared up for this. His FEMA(DHS) has the training and facilities. However, at this point in time they don´t have enough people. They just have places for mass graves and ways to trasport the bodies. Make no mistake he wants to do this. He may never have enough people, but he needs to be stopped. Too bad our wimps in Congress can´t seem to get it right.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: nevernaught, 1/11/2013 10:20:07 AM     (No. 9110599)

The real question is ... do you trust leaders who are sending our tanks and other armaments to the Muslim Brotherhood terrorists in Egypt to be used against Israel. The same people who sent 2000 assault weapons to the Drug Cartel in Mexico that caused the murder of 300 Mexican people. Do you trust them not use the guns they take away from you against you.

Obama and the rest of the criminals in Washington DC are about to start another civil war in this country by attempting to disarm law abiding citizens. They now have a clear record of killing innocent people around the world. They need controlling, not tax paying, law abiding people who need to protect themselves in Obama´s world. Who works for who in this twisted country today.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: pete moss, 1/11/2013 10:20:08 AM     (No. 9110600)

Number 14 is right on the money. Our elected criminals, who have spent our country broke, would like nothing more than to create a one party dictatorship. I never thought I´d live to see it, but I fear that we are well on our way to another civil war.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Butch59, 1/11/2013 10:46:32 AM     (No. 9110661)

"When a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security". From the Declaration of Independence.

These are the words of Thomas Jefferson himself. And he was supposed to be the first "Democrat"?

This is what Obozo is leading up to. Whether it´s intentional or not is not worth debating. He´s doing it. And, if we believe in the Declaration, and all we have learned from the writings of the founders ( those of us who have actually read them) then the time is fasting approaching for us to rise up and throw off the tyranny that is encompassing us.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Bobn.T, 1/11/2013 11:09:32 AM     (No. 9110715)

Maybe it´s time for a million-gun-owners march on Washington & the WH, all carrying toy wooden guns for symbolism.

How about five million or ten million. I´d be there.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Silly Old Me, 1/11/2013 11:16:14 AM     (No. 9110733)

Just thinking, but why dont they enforce some of the 20,000 gun laws already on the books?

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Reply 21 - Posted by: mrduc, 1/11/2013 11:36:30 AM     (No. 9110779)

Protection of the public is just a fig leaf. Our state and federal goobermints are wearing very tiny figleaves. If they had even a decent sized pair, they would have gone after the ILLEGAL guns in our inner cities decades ago and stopped the slaughter of the minorities, innocent and not-so-innocent, who live with gun violence every night.

But they haven´t, have they?

Democrats are such racists.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: RayLRiv, 1/11/2013 11:38:53 AM     (No. 9110783)

Last night I renewed my NRA membership for three years - and I don´t even own a gun (not yet.) I let my original membership expire back in 2008. Last night I was on hold 28 minutes before I got through to a live NRA operator/associate.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: a man over thirty, 1/11/2013 11:59:51 AM     (No. 9110823)

#24 - explain how please.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Grambo, 1/11/2013 12:04:41 PM     (No. 9110836)

You could not find a clearer, unmistakably brazen assault on the Constitution than this gun offensive. The mask is off, the gloves are off, all pretense of legitimacy is gone, and the line is drawn between the governors and the governed. Benjamin Franklin told us we had been given representative republic, if we could now just keep it. He knew that in time the test would come. Well, the time is here and we are the ones who will succeed or fail. It’s us or the man from nowhere.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Grambo, 1/11/2013 12:06:50 PM     (No. 9110843)

#24 is playing his NRA (not real American) song again. It´s getting old.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: bob913, 1/11/2013 12:21:06 PM     (No. 9110875)

Hypocrite!!


obama gives himself lifetime protection with armed guards 24/7...

FLASHBACK: obama opposed bill to allow person to use gun to save own life in own home...


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Reply 27 - Posted by: LadyHen, 1/11/2013 1:01:35 PM     (No. 9110970)

Of course the NRA knew going in that the Obama administration were not plain dealers and would not be serious. They also know what the American people care about, safety. Hence the statement and hence not letting Obama reframe the real argument.

Not allowing over emotional know nothing pols reframe the real argument is a classic tactic of coming from a position of rational strength. Try it sometime.. pretty liberating.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: 4Justice, 1/11/2013 1:07:59 PM     (No. 9110985)

#24 never explains himself, but I think his argument is that because the NRA added in the provision to the ACA that doctors should be discouraged from asking if people have a gun in their home that somehow they helped support and pass the bill. I don´t see it that way. I think they knew it was likely going to be pushed through anyway so they threw in the provision to keep them from using the information against gun owners. I don´t think that necessarily was a cause for the passage of Zerocare, however.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Marzon, 1/11/2013 1:13:06 PM     (No. 9110997)

Wasn´t it one of Obama´s cabinet members who said at a graduation speech that "like Mao, we realize the only real power comes from the barrel of a gun"? They believe it and therefore they want to be the only ones with the guns.

They crave total power and they don´t care if they have to kill to get it. (See Fast & Furious). I believe they are perfectly willing to ignite a civil war to get it. The struggles of the coming days are exactly what the 2nd Amendment was written for. But how may Americans are willing to fight, kill, and possibly die, to defend thier liberties? Too few I fear...

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Reply 30 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 1/11/2013 1:17:49 PM     (No. 9111013)

I had a conversation recently with a woman who had gone to a new doctor. She was asked to fill out a questionnaire. One of the questions was whether or not she had guns in her household, and, if so, how many.

I asked what on earth that had to do with healthcare. She said she didn´t know, but that there were other questions about such things as income, etc., that seemed equally odd for such a questionnaire.

Reminds me of the questionnaire for members of the military that I was told about during the Clinton years. One of the questions dealt with the willingness of the person to fire on U.S. citizens. And, we all remember the military tanks at Waco.

These things, of course, didn´t come about overnight, or as the result of recent events. Lefist comrades in spirit, who are long since dead, dreamed of these times when their dreams are coming to fruition.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: flatwater, 1/11/2013 1:50:09 PM     (No. 9111089)

#6,

Your friends at democraticunderground.com and communistpartyusa.org miss you terribly. Why don´t you go back and join them?

Whatever the White House pays you to troll here, it´s way, way too much.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: tocsin, 1/11/2013 2:12:06 PM     (No. 9111150)

OH!#6-Elmer Fudd would like a word with you.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: lana720, 1/11/2013 2:27:30 PM     (No. 9111188)

Why aren´t these meetings or "Conversations" on C-SPAN?
Seems we should at least be able to see a transcript of who said what.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: rmyersne, 1/11/2013 3:32:54 PM     (No. 9111297)

NRA was very smart to send a representative so they could at least hear the dialogue that took place in that room. I am sure going in that the NRA knew that the Whitehouse would not listen to their suggestions.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: peterfleming, 1/11/2013 6:33:51 PM     (No. 9111575)

What other lobbying bodies are out there? Let´s not put all our gun defending eggs in one NRA basket. Imagine all this new socialist nazi pressure, more than ever before, and all of it focused on the NRA. The NRA likely will not fold, but now is the time to introduce new voices, new institutions to speak up. More voices. Dear Ted is not the only spokesman. And, we have to ask, where is OUR British guy, who is not a communist, OUR counter-terrorist Brit who can spar with Herr Piers Adolph Morgan.
OUR guy who can tell us how miserable things
are in England, having no guns, while being over run by totalitarian muslims and tons more socialism. Let´s get our own Olympic
Pro Gun Team out there.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: wsdiego, 1/11/2013 7:15:23 PM     (No. 9111633)

As long as we have an administration that want to take away our constitutional rights there is no such thing as too many guns!

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Less than a minute into his speech at the Boston marathon bombing memorial on Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden went tragically off script and told the crowd of Boston bombing survivors that "it was worth it." After expressing how impressed he was with the tribute, he said somberly, "let me say to those ´quote survivors,´ my God, you have survived and you have soared. It was worth it. I mean this sincerely - just to hear each of you speak. You´re truly, truly inspiring." The audience sat in stunned silence until Biden declared, "I´ve never heard anything so beautiful than

White babies just 15 months old show racial
bias when picking playmates, study found

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Daily Mail (U.K.), by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/15/2014 10:23:35 PM     Post Reply
Toddlers show racial bias when picking playmates, a study reveals. They also take account of how fairly others behave. Researchers tested the reaction of white 15-month-olds as toys were distributed. Two white adults divided the toys, one equally and the other unequally. Seventy per cent of the toddlers chose to play with the researcher who distributed the toys fairly. But in a second test, when one researcher favoured a white recipient over an Asian one, they picked the ‘fair’ researcher less often, the journal Frontiers in Psychology reports. And the babies are more likely to help those who share the same ethnicity, which is known as

Casual marijuana use linked with
brain abnormalities, study finds

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Fox News, by Loren Grush    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 6:12:53 PM     Post Reply
Casual marijuana use may come with some not-so-casual side effects. For the first time ever, researchers at Northwestern University have analyzed the relationship between casual use of marijuana and brain changes – and found that young adults who used cannabis just once or twice a week showed significant abnormalities in two important brain structures. The study’s findings, to be published Wednesday in the Journal of Neuroscience, are similar to those of past research linking chronic, long-term marijuana use with mental illness and changes in brain development. Dr. Hans Breiter, co-senior study author, said he was inspired to look at the effects of casual

Atlanta Braves flooded with Hank
Aaron hate mail: He’s a ‘s*****g’

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Washington Times (D.C.), by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/15/2014 3:23:19 PM     Post Reply
Hank Aaron’s recent comments about the need for America to realize that racism is still very much alive and thriving — only now due to those who wear “neckties and starched shirts” rather than KKK hoods — has sparked an angry backlash and many fans are turning the tables, calling the baseball legend himself a racist. “Hank Aaron is a s*****g piece of [expletive] [racial slur],” one man said in an email to the Atlanta Braves’ front office, one of the teams Mr. Aaron used to play for, CBS News reported. “My old man instilled in my mind from a

White is not right: Campus admins ask
for help weeding out white people

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Daily Caller, by Robby Soave    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 7:47:18 PM     Post Reply
Western Washington University sent a questionnaire to students asking them for advice on how the administration could succeed at making sure that in future years, “we are not as white as we are today.” The question notes that WWU’s racial make up does not perfectly reflect the nation at large, and asks students to consider strategies that other universities have used to focus on skin color as the paramount indicator of a student-applicant’s worth. The president of WWU has stated that his explicit goal is to reduce the white population on campus, according to Campus Reform. “I’ve said before and I’ll say it

Which Actor Portrays The
Best James Bond?

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American Spectator, by Jonah Goldberg and Taki Theodoracopulos    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/16/2014 11:20:22 AM     Post Reply
Look, everyone loves Sean Connery, particularly Sean Connery. That’s why he plays Sean Connery in every movie he’s in. People love that Scottish brogue so much, they don’t mind that he has it when he plays Juan Sánchez Villa-Lobos Ramírez, an immortal Spaniard in Highlander. The guy even won an Oscar for playing an Irish cop with a Scottish accent. Talk about sexist double standards: Meryl Streep has to master foreign dialects to get her golden statuettes. Connery just has to show up on time. In economics you devalue a currency by printing too much of it. In film you

If a nuclear bomb exploded in downtown
Washington, what should you do?

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The Week, by Marc Ambinder    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/15/2014 4:51:46 AM     Post Reply
Funny question in the headline, yes? But since President Obama worries more about the threat of terrorists´ improvised nuclear device going off in a major American city than anything Russia can throw at us, I was wondering if the government had deigned to share with us citizens any tips for, you know, surviving something their own intelligence points to as the likeliest unlikely Black Swan event. Well, no. And yes. No — very few people in Washington, D.C., who work for the government have any idea what they would do if a 10-kiloton nuclear device exploded at the intersection of 16th and K


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