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Tue Jan 8, 2013, 04:14 PM

NRA to attend White House meetings on guns

Updated 2:35pm ET: Obama administration officials will meet with the National Rifle Association Thursday, “one of the many” gun-rights advocacy groups that will attend a series of events at the White House, according to White House officials.

The NRA confirms it will attend.

“We got an invite late Friday,” NRA spokesman Andrew Arulanandam said in a short statement. “We are sending a representative to hear what they have to say.”

White House spokesman Jay Carney downplayed the meeting, telling reporters that the NRA is just “one of the many” groups that will attend.

We have invited -- or the vice president's group has invited a number of organizations and individuals to participate in meetings," Carney said, adding, "The NRA has certainly been one of the groups, one of the many groups invited."

http://firstread.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/01/08/16415808-nra-to-attend-white-house-meetings-on-guns?lite

WHY?

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Playinghardball Jan 2013 OP
SummerSnow Jan 2013 #1
11 Bravo Jan 2013 #2
Mr.Bill Jan 2013 #3
Erose999 Jan 2013 #4
Mr.Bill Jan 2013 #6
Jennicut Jan 2013 #7
former-republican Jan 2013 #5
TheCowsCameHome Jan 2013 #8
former-republican Jan 2013 #9
TheCowsCameHome Jan 2013 #11
former-republican Jan 2013 #12
msanthrope Jan 2013 #10
dairydog91 Jan 2013 #13

Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 04:18 PM

1. Were run by fucking lobbyists, corporations and religion

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 04:24 PM

2. I hope the Secret Service runs them through a metal detector (after a cavity search).

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 04:26 PM

3. Nothing wrong with this.

Joe will give them a good talkin'-to.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 04:29 PM

4. Wasn't Biden one of the authors of the original AWB?

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Response to Erose999 (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 04:32 PM

6. Yes, he was. n/t

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 04:39 PM

7. He is not intimidated by their crap.

If there is one person who can handle the NRA face to face, it's Joe. I remember his efforts on the crime bill in the 90's.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 04:32 PM

5. The Whitehouse has no choice

 

Some here love to deny the power the NRA has but it is one of the most powerful lobby groups in Washington.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 04:51 PM

8. The NRA will likely use it to voice their opposition to any new regulations.

There's no negotiating with that bunch.

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Response to TheCowsCameHome (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 04:58 PM

9. There's always room for negotiating

 

Just like President Obama said before.
And I quote him

"Negations mean both sides have to give up something "

There's a lot that can be done on bothsides.

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Response to former-republican (Reply #9)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 05:04 PM

11. Only if both sides are willing to negotiate

Wayne LaPierre's remarks after Newtown suggests the NRA isn't going to give an inch. They never do.

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Response to TheCowsCameHome (Reply #11)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 05:31 PM

12. I could be wrong but I don't think I am.

 

They came out strong just like Feinstein did with her bill.
She knows it's not going to pass the way it is written.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 05:00 PM

10. Good. Let Joe Biden at 'em. nt

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 05:55 PM

13. Why? Because the NRA has 4.3 million members.

The Brady Campaign has under 30,000. The ability to put millions of people into voting booths translates into raw power in Washington.

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