January 8th, 2013
01:15 PM ET

NRA sending representative to White House meetings on gun violence

The National Rifle Association will send a representative to the White House's meetings this week on gun violence, an NRA spokesman said Tuesday.

The group received an invitation late Friday, and "we are sending a rep to hear what they have to say," NRA spokesman Andrew Arulanandam said.

Another major gun rights group, the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), will also participate in the meetings, which are slated for Wednesday and Thursday

Days after last month's shooting massacre at a Connecticut elementary school, President Barack Obama appointed Vice President Joe Biden to lead a task force that would give recommendations to prevent another mass shooting. The president gave the group a deadline of "no later than January."

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  1. saywhat

    NRA has been and will remain a part of the problem.

    January 8, 2013 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. saywhat

    We have a gun lobby & that speaks for itself.

    January 8, 2013 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. johnaparks

    Without the NRA and SAF we don't have a Second Amendment (2A) to speak of, I am a Life member of both, they speak for me. When I look around and Liberals are trying to bend and twist the definition of 2A to mean something other than its original intended meaning, because it’s too hard to amend it away, it tickles my heart just a little bit. Every time I see proposed legislation to infringe upon my rights, or as Liberals say “common sense” or “reasonable” legislation, I write a check. Thank you NRA and SAF for your commitment to helping my voice be heard in the halls of state legislatures, the cesspool (DC) and state and federal courts. I just love using my 1st Amendment freedom to protect my 2nd Amendment freedom.

    January 8, 2013 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • banasy©

      Oh, rubbish.
      When was the last time the government tried to take over, say, Kentucky?
      Twisting the 2nd amendment to fit you lust for guns is just as disingenuous as what you accuse the liberals of doing.

      January 8, 2013 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    Sure & good for you@johnaparks.
    Guns galore & bloodshed.

    And thats how we have a Second Amendment.

    January 8, 2013 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. justeye

    2a saves all of us from tyranny.

    January 8, 2013 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • s kel

      tyranny? You mean like the gun loving klan that loves the nra and misrepresents the 2nd adm. Or the tyranny of lies, voter supression that your tyranny state does. That tyranny???

      January 8, 2013 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Once again, rubbish.
      So do term limits and splitting the power into several different posts so one person cannot hold all the cards.
      This isn't 18th century America, and if our government truly wanted to wipe people out, your little gun collection isn't going to stop them.
      Please stop with the fallacy that the reason you want to possess guns is borne out of a fear of your government; be honest: it's because you like freaking guns.
      I don't particularly care of you want to own guns or not, but please be honest enough to admit the reason ISN'T because you're afraid the government is going to declare war on Topeka.

      January 8, 2013 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
  6. the prophet

    Sounds like a mercy trip out of the inferno, if Government take away the second amendment the people will not be able to fight the government federalists when the time comes, Ho and yes the Government will collapse for sure. People in America are poor and in debt to their eye balls and so is the Government.

    January 8, 2013 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. the prophet

    Sustainability is the key, and It's all a question of when its not sustainable anymore people are burdened with Roman property tax, income tax, high inflation and cost of living lock of work , and subordinated by rules and regulations beyond sustainability.

    January 8, 2013 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Jeff

    This government has history of enslaving its own people, and throwing its own citizens into concentration camps. You libs need to hit the books once in a while. And if you think measly guns are no match for this almighty military, I got two words for you. Iraq and Vietnam.

    January 8, 2013 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. RN MURTHY, AP, INDIA

    If last month's shooting massacre ( and several times earlier) to be repeated , no other way but retain the Gun culture forever & face the consequences!

    January 9, 2013 at 5:11 am | Report abuse | Reply
  10. rockbo1955

    This is about assault weapons and banning them to the public! this will not hurt anyone and anyone who has to have them for the home! Well you need some mental help! you can not hunt with it so what is the reason to own it except to go out and spray bullets at a target! I do not see that forefathers right to bear arms did not know about assault weapons ! the very fact that assault weapons our used by gang members and the use of these weapons is long overdue when 30 children get killed because of the assault weapon that broke the camel back and the people will get assault weapons banned from society so this will never happen again and the NRA is not the american public and why were at it banning the selling of guns in a flea market type setting and cash cross one hand to another and no permit or report of guns being sold should be banned just because you have this notion someone will take your guns you need to wake up because if they want they will! The assault weapons our out of the hand of the public!

    January 9, 2013 at 5:16 am | Report abuse | Reply
  11. the prophet

    stop blocking

    January 9, 2013 at 11:02 am | Report abuse | Reply

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