WASHINGTON -- It may seem like last month's shootings at a Newtown, Conn. elementary school were the last straw for those demanding action to stem gun violence. But really, today's gun debate is nothing new and there won't be any real changes made to gun laws, National Rifle Association President David Keene predicted Thursday.
On Thursday, Jan. 10, NRA-ILA Federal Affairs director James Jay Baker, along with representatives of other gun owners’ and sportsmen’s groups, attended a meeting of Vice-President Joe Biden’s firearms task force. After the meeting, the NRA released the following statement:The National Rifle Association of America is made up of over 4 million moms and dads, daughters and sons, who are involved in the national conversation about how to prevent a tragedy like Newtown from ever happening again.
WASHINGTON The Obama administration is sitting down with gun owners groups -- including the National Rifle Association -- as officials look at ways to curb gun violence.
Vice President Biden, who is leading an administration-wide review of gun safety laws, has vowed urgent action in the wake of last month's massacre at a Connecticut elementary school.
President Barack Obama closed out his campaign for re-election with a one-word threat that has proven ominous for the NRA and the nation's gun owners—a vow that clarifies what Obama had in store for Americans' freedom all along—"REVENGE."
His stunning, deeply held reveal came in a rare unscripted, off-prompter remark to cheering supporters in Springfield, Ohio, just days before his re-election when he said, "Voting is the best revenge."
Politician after politician have joined the television talking heads in calling for a new “assault weapons ban” patterned after the ten-year Clinton ban that was allowed to lapse in 2004 after Justice Department and private studies concluded it had no impact whatsoever on murder and violent crime rates and had become a symbol of wrong-headed governmental attempts to restrict firearms ownership in this country.
Sandy Hook shows need for heightened protection of schoolchildren
Washington’s ideological blinders too often prevent anything approaching a rational discussion of issues. The battle lines are drawn and most everybody assumes without thinking that any suggestion emanating from “enemy” lines must be dangerous, wrong or even crazy.
Team Obama resorts to default excuse: Blame Bush Obama administration officials must remind each other daily that they will never have to accept responsibility for anything that goes wrong on their watch as long as they can find some way to blame their troubles on George W. Bush.
Illinois voters are headed to the polls today and while most will focus on the GOP Presidential primary, at least one other contest that deserves attention.
Other Republican voters around the country are being forced to choose between two incumbents running against each other after redistricting, but in the newly drawn 16th Congressional District the race between veteran Congressman Don Manzullo and freshman Adam Kinzinger has been one of a kind.