National Rifle Association Responds To President Obama’s Executive Order On Gun Control

January 16, 2013 14:54 pm

by Nathan · 8 comments

The National Rifle Association Responds to President Barack Obama’s 23 executive actions on gun control:

Throughout its history, the National Rifle Association has led efforts to promote safety and responsible gun ownership. Keeping our children and society safe remains our top priority.

The NRA will continue to focus on keeping our children safe and securing our schools, fixing our broken mental health system, and prosecuting violent criminals to the fullest extent of the law. We look forward to working with Congress on a bi-partisan basis to find real solutions to protecting America’s most valuable asset – our children.

Attacking firearms and ignoring children is not a solution to the crisis we face as a nation. Only honest, law-abiding gun owners will be affected and our children will remain vulnerable to the inevitability of more tragedy.

Both Congressmen Jack Kingston (R-GA-01) and Tom Graves (R-GA-14) issued statements concerning Obama’s EOs.

From Kingston’s office:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Jack Kingston (GA-1) released the following statement in response to President Barack Obama’s remarks and executive actions on gun control:

“We owe this country a thorough and thoughtful discussion on what actions can be taken to prevent future tragedies. Unfortunately, this national debate is already digressing into the usual camps and an ‘us versus them’ mentality. The victims of Newtown and all victims of gun violence deserve better.

“I am encouraged that the President has put mental health as well as the relationship between video games, media images, and violence on the table. I am disappointed, however, that he would immediately resort to executive orders rather than working with Congress on a comprehensive legislative response.

“As someone in elected office, I am very concerned that the President’s approach will divide this country in a way we have not been before. Gun sales have been through the roof over the past month and the intensity of email traffic my office is receiving is worrisome. The President should take a leadership role and say ‘let’s take a step back to approach this issue calmly.’

“As to the specific legislative proposals the President advocates, I am doubtful some of them pass constitutional muster or would be effective in preventing another Newtown. The perpetrators of mass violence do not concern themselves with what laws they are breaking in the commission of their crimes.

“We are united in our desire to prevent gun violence. Let’s put aside the failed old arguments of the past and come together to accomplish that task in a meaningful way.”

From Graves’ office:

U.S. Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14) issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s press conference where the Administration’s gun control agenda was announced:

“As the father of three and the husband of an elementary school teacher, it has been devastating to see the loss of life at the hands of armed madmen. In the aftermath of these tragedies, our nation has at once been united in grief and divided by a political agenda put forward by the president. The political agenda disregards the reality that violent criminals and murderers do not live by the laws of our land. It focuses on the re-regulation of lawful gun use, with the least consideration given to the rights of people to protect themselves, their families and their places of community gathering. I will continue to defend Second Amendment rights and oppose legislation that seeks to infringe on or intimidate people from exercising those rights.”

OleDirtyBarrister January 16, 2013 at 7:20 pm

A broke country is going to spend $500MM for that agenda?

It seems that a wise president would direct the FDA and CDC (which otherwise has no business in gun issues) to investigate the remarkable connection between young people with no prior history of outlandish violence, psychiatric medication, and the subsequent commission of extreme violent acts. The facial connection is cause for concern for everyone.

I laughed at Hank Johnson’s remarks to the Atlanta Journal today accusing the proponents of gun rights of racism. That clown has been suspended by the State Bar for non-payment of dues, he repeatedly makes a fool of himself every time he opens his mouth, and the liberals in Dekalb entrust him to serve in Congress. Should any man that will not/cannot pay his bar dues (minimum is about $235 a year) on a Congressman’s salary be entrusted to vote on issues of national significance?

http://www.gabar.org/MemberSearchDetail.cfm?ID=MzkzOTAw

The Last Democrat in Georgia January 16, 2013 at 9:38 pm

Unfortunately, Hank Johnson is as good as it gets in DeKalb County.

(…Remember Cynthia McKinney?…It could definitely be much worse.)

mountainpass January 16, 2013 at 9:55 pm
saltycracker January 16, 2013 at 11:48 pm

It is easier to focus on inanimate objects used in criminal activity rather than holding persons accountable. Maybe it is part of our forgiving, personal blameless culture.

The odds are that someone knows when a person is spiraling out of control and deceided not to advise authorities. A parent, a relative, a neighbor, a friend…

The line might be too hard to define resulting in public guilt from complicity when things go bad and the backlash is to blame inanimate objects.

Perhaps a start is when a minor dependent is arrested, haul the parent or guardian in with them.
A fair percentage might change behavior.

Another need is insane asylums.

ieee January 17, 2013 at 8:41 am

“forgiving, personal blameless culture”

What? Really? What country are you talking about? The undisputed, worldwide leader of prison industry? The country that thinks it’s fun to harass people for the rest of their lives? Hmm.

“deceided not to advise authorities”

The State of Georgia and many of the criminal governments within it conclusively proved to me a very long time that they cannot responsibly govern people. Often, they are little more than criminal regimes. Their law enforcement are criminals. I will personally never, ever turn to any of them to “help” anyone. I don’t speak to them and never will. But no worries, there are enough of you good people to talk among yourselves. You can talk about new ways to harass people.

Rick Day January 17, 2013 at 12:39 am

In the thirteen years since Columbine, roughly two hundred and ten people have been killed in mass shootings.

Last night roughly 200,000 homeless American children spent that night either outside in the cold or, if they were lucky, in a shelter.

Which issue do you think is more urgent?

The Last Democrat in Georgia January 17, 2013 at 2:02 am

But Mr. Day, you don’t understand. This OUR opportunity to enact meaningful “gun control” measures on the American public…On law-abiding citizens, that is. On gun-toting criminals, not necessarily-so-much.

ieee January 17, 2013 at 8:51 am

No Gun Offender Registry? I honestly cannot comprehend how it is that a Registry is not on everyone’s agenda to be created immediately. Wow. What a bunch of lying, immoral hypocrites.

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