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Old March 8, 2013, 10:13 AM   #1
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How Obama Silenced Gun Control Groups

An interesting story from Politico. A few points I thought many members here would find interesting:

1. Apparently after our national conversation on guns led by Biden in which they at least pretended to be interested in the opinions of the NRA, NSSF, etc., the President has been having regular meetings with gun control groups and allowing them input on policy.

2. In return, the gun control groups have pledged to keep silent about the meetings and allow the President to control the message and campaigning behind recent attempts. The one group that would not play along (VPC) essentially got cut out of the process. This ban on going off message not only effects the groups but extends to individual Congress members as well (Carolyn McCarthy being an example).

3. Registration (background checks with all sales records retained) is the prime goal of the Administration and these groups. This may explain why Schumer recently filed a background check bill in the Senate that even NRA F-rated Mark Kirk would not sponsor.
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Old March 8, 2013, 04:39 PM   #2
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Not surprised about the control exerted by Obama. Just look at the dust up with reporter Bob Woodward of Watergate fame when Woodward told the White House he was going to make some critical remarks about the sequester issue. This comment from the Washington Post is telling:
Drip by drip, the Obama administration has demonstrated its intolerance for dissent and its contempt for any who stray from the White House script. Yes, all administrations are sensitive to criticism, and all push back when such criticism is deemed unfair or inaccurate. But no president since Richard Nixon has demonstrated such overt contempt for the messenger.
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Old March 8, 2013, 06:34 PM   #3
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Most of the gun control organizations are broke or nearly so. Obama and his minions in the federal gov't. have anti-gun propaganda money to burn.
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