As a common courtesy the Obama administration sent Smokin’ Joe Biden out to speak with representatives of the gun manufacturers/death merchant industry, by which I mean the NRA, and after the meeting the NRA immediately issued a press release that they had honed to a fine umbrage finish during the week leading up to the meeting:
“We were disappointed with how little this meeting had to do with keeping our children safe and how much it had to do with an agenda to attack the Second Amendment,” read the statement. “While claiming that no policy proposals would be “prejudged,” this Task Force spent most of its time on proposed restrictions on lawful firearms owners – honest, taxpaying, hardworking Americans.”
“It is unfortunate that this Administration continues to insist on pushing failed solutions to our nation’s most pressing problems,” it continued. “We will not allow law-abiding gun owners to be blamed for the acts of criminals and madmen. Instead, we will now take our commitment and meaningful contributions to members of congress of both parties who are interested in having an honest conversation about what works – and what does not.”
Biden threw out some crazy impossible completely unworkable pie-in-the-sky shine on you crazy diamond suggestions like a nationwide gun registry, closing the gun show loophole, eliminating the sale of extended magazines, ammunition limits and such an such.
For its part, the NRA suggested that it would be perfectly fine with them for the federal government to fund a massive project to develop a super-race of bulletproof children but, given the constraints of federal spending at this time, they’re willing to accept a scaled down version limited to white kids only.
So, as you can see, the NRA is at least trying to be reasonable….