Why the NRA won't talk gun control with Obama
March 16th, 2011
04:24 PM ET
11 years ago

Why the NRA won't talk gun control with Obama

Washington (CNN) - The chief spokesman for the National Rifle Association is expected to get an invitation any day now to sit down at the Justice Department for talks aimed at reaching a consensus on new gun control legislation.

But don't put down NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre as a "yes."


Filed under: NRA • President Obama
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  1. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Using NRA/republican logic: If America had weapons, there would have been no 9-11, or better yet, no Pearl Harbor.

    March 16, 2011 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |
  2. once upon a horse

    come on now people the NRA has to keep that myth going that "Obama is going to take everybody's guns away" same thing they always say when a Democrat is the POTUS or they have a Deomcratic congress. Forget that little thing that President Obama signed a bill allowing for the first time making it legal to take guns into National Parks. (and that p/oed a lot on the left for sure) Besides guns don't kill people, it's NUTJOBS WITH GUNS that kill people as long as they ae able to get them.

    March 16, 2011 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  3. Matix

    I just want to know one thing: Is that Hunter Thompson in the picture? Looks just like him.

    March 16, 2011 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  4. Genius

    The only time that Americans ever used the 2nd amendment in a rebellion against the federal government was the civil war. Do these gun psychos think that the civil war was a good model for...anything??

    March 16, 2011 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
  5. B

    This is the most paranoid country in the whole world without a doubt. Guns have become a way of supposedly solving peoples problems for almost everything. What a SICK belief system we have accepted.

    The rest of the world must just shake their heads in disbelief thinking about how screwed up this country has become.

    March 16, 2011 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  6. Vet

    The National Republican Association also know as the NRA is a wholly subsidiary of the Republican Party and a hypocrical organization, one of the reason I drop my membership, the leadership lacks any common sense judgement when it comes to gun regulation, they donate heavly too only republican candates and literaly have the majority of the Repugs in their back pocket. They campaign heavly against Obama and will be against him no matter what common sense regulation he tries to put forward and of course they will as usual fall back on their old fair mongoering tactic "He is trying to take our guns from us". and the fringes and the ignorants will again drink the cool aid!!

    March 16, 2011 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  7. penda777

    Can't blame them. I wouldn't negotiate with a hypocrite either.

    March 16, 2011 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  8. Name f.p.polman

    the sooner the sick idea that guns are under control instead of a population control measure. 15.000 plus deaths! and increasing. so good luck to anyone trying to change the sick warped attitude so prevailing wich no doubt will continue.0

    March 16, 2011 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  9. Dr Matrix

    Why can there be some common sense laws and regulations concerning guns. Why not gun owner liability insurance to try to create responsible gun ownership. O don't want to take away guns, we need checks and balances. Some day the right will be back in power and the Patriot Act will look like a kiddie game. Don't forget these people wanted Black Talon ammo to be readily available. They have one use-to shoot through kevlar vests. Who needs that kind of bullit? Law abiding citizens?

    March 16, 2011 08:49 pm at 8:49 pm |
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