It didn’t take long for that national conversation on guns inspired by the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings to turn into a week’s worth of closed-door meetings in Washington, and according to NRA representatives, the conversation was more of a lecture.

As Twitchy reported earlier, Vice President Joe Biden said this week’s meetings with his gun task force were not a photo opportunity, but the White House did manage to sneak out a couple of pictures today, including one from this afternoon’s meeting.

In a statement released after the meeting, the NRA stood its ground (no pun intended) on gun rights.

With the NRA already being blamed, quite literally, for the deaths of 20 children in Newtown, Conn., as well as being the target of several petitions to declare it a terrorist group, there’s little chance for the gun rights group to win many public relations battles, and it doesn’t look like it’s going to try. Rather, it will do what it does; defend the Second Amendment. In the meantime, the media, Hollywood and anti-gun activists will continue to do what they do.

American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten is on board with Charles Blow in his assessment of the NRA as a pro-proliferation group. “Groups like the NRA aren’t as much about rights as wrongs. The money being churned is soaked in blood and marked by madness,” Blow wrote in yesterday’s New York Times.

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  • Joe W.

    Message to Piers Morgan: Suck on the business end of my Ruger .357 Mag Black Hawk….

    • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

      Careful! We’re sure you mean metaphorically speaking, of course!

  • J.R. Salzman

    Yes liberals, the NRA, an organization devoted to gun safety, education, advocacy, and constitutional rights, is responsible for people doing the opposite.

    • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

      Ha, there ya go! And Planned Parenthood is responsible for every little welfare [email protected]@rd born into the world.

  • bonnieblue2A

    I suspect the meeting went as expected and thus the disappointment. Clinton AWB Biden and Top Cop Mr. Fast ‘n Furious want to disarm law abiding Americans just as the Red Communists disarmed the Russian people.

    We learn from history so that we know what to expect when it repeats itself. Americans should not surrender to the overreach of this rouge administration. Self-defense is a basic human right.

    The right of the people to keep and bear arms is the last right standing between liberty and tyranny.

  • bonnieblue2A

    I suspect the meeting went as expected and thus the disappointment. Clinton AWB Biden and Top Cop Mr. Fast ‘n Furious want to disarm law abiding Americans just as the Red Communists disarmed the Russian people.

    We learn from history so that we know what to expect when it repeats itself. Americans should not surrender to the overreach of this rouge administration. Self-defense is a basic human right.

    The right of the people to keep and bear arms is the last right standing between liberty and tyranny.

  • Voting Female

    Hey Piers Morgan… deep throat my 50 caliber musket’s business end.

  • Voting Female

    Hey Piers Morgan… deep throat my 50 caliber musket’s business end.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1003376721 Sheldon Cooper

    Don’t fool yourself with all these “talks”. The liberals have had this gun legislation sitting in a drawer somewhere for a while now. Much like Obamacare, it was written a long time ago. All they needed was a second-term and a convienent crisis for an attempt to ram it down our throats. Absolute power comes at the end of a gun barrel and they want to be the only ones that have them.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1003376721 Sheldon Cooper

    Don’t fool yourself with all these “talks”. The liberals have had this gun legislation sitting in a drawer somewhere for a while now. Much like Obamacare, it was written a long time ago. All they needed was a second-term and a convienent crisis for an attempt to ram it down our throats. Absolute power comes at the end of a gun barrel and they want to be the only ones that have them.

  • Fire and Adjust!

    Today’s @2ndAmendment message to Piers Morgan: ‘SCREW YOU’.

  • Fire and Adjust!

    Today’s @2ndAmendment message to Piers Morgan: ‘SCREW YOU’.

  • Justin Case

    Don’t expect the Republicans in DC to do any thing to prevent new gun laws from being enacted.

    • journogal

      What about the Democrats, like Manchin and Feinstein (has a CCW), who own guns. What will they do? Also, Reid, who was ranked very high by the NRA. Are you so small-minded to believe that it is only Republicans that own evil guns?
      Let’s say they “tweak” the horrible 2nd amendment, therefore opening the door to fool with others like that pesky 1st amendment or the terrible 10th amendment. Then what? Where does it end?

      • Justin Case

        Don’t think I’m going out on a limb to say Democrats in DC will nearly all support gun control. The not so shocking surprise will be Republicans who’ll bend and ultimately break. As they have been of late. It’s worth noting because one of the top ten reasons to vote Republican is staunch support of the 2nd amendment.

        • Penmar

          Bend or not, 2nd amendment and the SCOTUS have already ruled,

          From Justice Scalia’s majority opinion:

          Some have made the argument, bordering on the frivolous, that only those arms in existence in the 18th century are protected by the Second Amendment. We do not interpret constitutional rights that way. Just as the First Amendment protects modern forms of communications, e.g., Reno v. American Civil Liberties Union, 521 U.S. 844,849 (1997), and the Fourth Amendment applies to modern forms of search, e.g., Kyllo v. United States, 533 U. S. 27, 35–36 (2001), the Second Amendment extends, prima facie, to all instruments that constitute bearable arms, even those that were not in existence at the time of the founding.

          • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

            That Constitutional ruling is one (1) Executive Order away from being swept out with the trash.

            Good morning, children. Our new word for the day is a funny one. Can you say “coup”?

          • GTFOBigGovt

            And you saw them start that attempt calling arms “weapons of mass destruction” after Newtown. #talkingpointFAIL

            Maybe someone pointed out calling guns weapons of mass destruction would have made Bush right about Iraq.

          • Penmar

            If a sitting President could use an Executive Order to thwart the US Constitution, don’t you think it would have been done long before now. And what you are talking about has a name, it is called Treason.

      • Justin Case

        Don’t think I’m going out on a limb to say Democrats in DC will nearly all support gun control. The not so shocking surprise will be Republicans who’ll bend and ultimately break. As they have been of late. It’s worth noting because one of the top ten reasons to vote Republican is staunch support of the 2nd amendment.

    • journogal

      What about the Democrats, like Manchin and Feinstein (has a CCW), who own guns. What will they do? Also, Reid, who was ranked very high by the NRA. Are you so small-minded to believe that it is only Republicans that own evil guns?
      Let’s say they “tweak” the horrible 2nd amendment, therefore opening the door to fool with others like that pesky 1st amendment or the terrible 10th amendment. Then what? Where does it end?

  • Justin Case

    Don’t expect the Republicans in DC to do any thing to prevent new gun laws from being enacted.

  • stuckinIL4now

    Response to GStuedler’s tweet: The deluded and clueless left “is going to drag out every lie, every fear tactic, every fabrication” to play on the public’s ignorance and total lack of accurate information about guns and ammunition in this latest episode.

    Oh, and how is the left going to react to the Obamascare provision that prohibits documenting information on gun/ammunition ownership and storage from individuals in any of its databases, and prohibits denial of health insurance or charging higher rates for gun owners? Will Obamuh just issue another Excrementive Order to strike it from the law?

  • nc

    Biden: Is everyone here? Smile for the camera now. Can’t get up a smile? OK, they all believe you’re a bunch of evil crabby meanies anyway. Ok, here’s the flash! Thanks guys. Hey, Barack? We’re all set now. Go ahead, you can do whatever you want now.

  • Michael Rice

    Supposedly hating violence while calling for trucks to run over people….lovely.
    Yeah, teh NRA is going to haul off and shoot people…sure…I think you are confused. You mean the people who keep threatenging to kill NRA members and gun owners are going to haul off and kill people.

  • http://twitter.com/KKingTX K King

    This was just another opportunity for the Executive branch to say “we tried but THEY aren’t interested, and THEY are evil, so we have to once again circumvent the Constitution for the good of our citizens”.

  • mickeyco

    I have to be honest here. While I’m totally pro-NRA, I really wish someone else was in charge. Lapierre just doesn’t do a thing for me.

  • Kevin Krom

    Every “proposal” that comes out of this situation needs to be subjected to the test: “tell me PRECISELY how this proposal would have prevented the shootings at Sandy Hook”

    Anything that fails to answer that basic question should be derided as the naked political opportunism that it is.

  • GTFOBigGovt

    It’s time to repeatedly call out every single ignored warning sign that is documented on all these shooters. School admins, parents, shrink reports etc. AND make sure all the home invaders that were stopped by gun owners get TV time by all the 2A proponents.

    Speaking of shrinks, any reports of Biden lapsing into his Pseudobulbar Affect (PBA) problem during the meeting?

    • GaryTheBrave

      All the conservative talk radio shows have spots to air commercials separate from the local station’s ads. Maybe they can dedicate one spot per hour or program for a pro-gun PSA. Maybe they might be able to sell it to a manufacturer or retailer.

    • RightThinking1

      Just ran across a very insightful article over at NRO regarding the psychology of mass murderers. Worth the read, and it makes plain the futility of controlling the means, rather than the perpetrator: http://www.nationalreview.com/author/270562/latest

  • RightThinking1

    If this meeting was actually intended to be serious and substantive, as opposed to a useful side-show, would O have placed Joe in the driver’s seat?

  • Herman LaClair

    Guns don’t kill children…abortions kill children.

    • Shawn

      Yeah it amazes me that they care about guns killing kids, but think they have a moral imperative to take guns away

    • Shawn

      Yeah it amazes me that they care about guns killing kids, but think they have a moral imperative to take guns away

  • http://twitter.com/JanetPursley Concerned Mom

    We have the right to legally own guns and the Constitution protects that right, it does not give us that right.If you really care about correcting this problem get the guns out of the criminals hands, help treat the mentally ill and stop clearing out the jails with early release It absolutely amazes me that people are so easily led like Lemmings to repeat and believe this garbage that the Media puts out there. Do the research about the gun crime statistics and who commits the crimes. GUN CONTROL & BANS DO NOT DECREASE CRIME IT INCREASES.

  • http://twitter.com/JanetPursley Concerned Mom

    We have the right to legally own guns and the Constitution protects that right, it does not give us that right.If you really care about correcting this problem get the guns out of the criminals hands, help treat the mentally ill and stop clearing out the jails with early release It absolutely amazes me that people are so easily led like Lemmings to repeat and believe this garbage that the Media puts out there. Do the research about the gun crime statistics and who commits the crimes. GUN CONTROL & BANS DO NOT DECREASE CRIME IT INCREASES.

  • bicentennialguy

    I hope they told him to go F himself.

  • hillbillyscotsman

    F’n hate leftys….govt killed more kids at WACO than one man did at sandy hook! Outcry then?…

  • TexSizzle

    GStuedler: “The NRA could care less about 20 dead kids” and the leftists trying to ban weapons couldn’t. Because the NRA does care, they could care a lesser amount. Because the ban-supporters care only about banning weapons and not about those who are / would be left defenseless, they care not at all about past and future victims who have died or will die because of their actions, including the sitting ducks in “gun-free” zones.

  • TexSizzle

    GStuedler: “The NRA could care less about 20 dead kids” and the leftists trying to ban weapons couldn’t. Because the NRA does care, they could care a lesser amount. Because the ban-supporters care only about banning weapons and not about those who are / would be left defenseless, they care not at all about past and future victims who have died or will die because of their actions, including the sitting ducks in “gun-free” zones.