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NRA Blasts Biden for 'Attack' on 2nd Amendment

Their meeting did not go well
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 10, 2013 5:50 PM CST
NRA Blasts Biden for 'Attack' on 2nd Amendment
Vice President Joe Biden, accompanied by Attorney General Eric Holder, gestures as he speaks during a meeting Thursday.   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

(Newser) – The NRA hinted as much before its meeting with Joe Biden and confirmed it afterward: It says the White House is going too far in its push to tighten gun laws, reports Fox News. Part of the group's statement after the 45-minute session at the White House:

  • "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. 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."

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Biden, meanwhile, will give his recommendations to the president early next week, and he mentioned universal background checks and limits on high-capacity magazines as among the ideas likely to make the list. He did not, however, mention reinstating the ban on assault weapons that expired in 2004, notes USA Today. The NRA now promises to take the fight for its own recommendations to Congress, though the White House has suggested it might use an executive order to put new rules in place. (Read more NRA stories.)

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