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NRA Fires Back! Official Response to Biden’s Uvalde Address

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As Guns & Gadgets Daily readers doubtless know, last night President Biden put on his robe and wizard hat and took to the pulpit to preach the same useless gun-control gospel we always hear from anti-gunners in the wake of tragedies such as the recent massacre. Biden’s maundering, meandering musings were the mishmash of misdirection and misinformation we’ve come to expect from our Hair-Sniffer in Chief … and naturally, none of his proposals would stop a single tragedy. (That’s something best done by armed citizens.) Today, the NRA’s firing back with an official response, which is below.

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The National Rifle Association of America released the following statement on Thursday, June 2:

The NRA is made up of millions of law-abiding men and women. We are parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters, whose hearts break every time a crime is committed or tragedy occurs. We grieve with all of America, regardless of party or political affiliation because these are human tragedies, not political opportunities.

The National Rifle Association of America supports substantive policies and real solutions that will make a difference. Policies that will not only address these tragic and evil acts that dominate the headlines, but also the catastrophic loss of life that happens too often as a direct consequence of the current crime epidemic that plagues our nation.

The NRA has long supported securing our schools so that our teachers and children will be safe. We support strict enforcement of all our nation’s laws that target violent criminals. We support prosecution and punishment of criminals who break these laws. Indeed, the NRA supports the arrest, prosecution and punishment of any violent criminal or other dangerous prohibited person who tries to purchase or possess a firearm.

We support fully funding law-enforcement agencies. And, we wholeheartedly support the right of any law-abiding American to defend themselves and their loved ones. Even though it’s rarely reported, more than a million law abiding Americans use firearms in self-defense every year – most without ever firing a shot.

What we don’t support are senseless policies like no-cash bail that create a revolving door justice system that only endangers good citizens. And, we will fight any proposal that will disarm law-abiding Americans.

And, America does have a critical mental health crisis. Many are sick, too few people are able to recognize their illness, and even less get help. The sad reality is there are too few resources for those who need it. Over the last 60 years, the number of beds available at psychiatric hospitals in America has dropped by 96 percent. In 1955, there were an estimated 340 beds per 100,000 people with mental health illnesses. In 2016, that number fell to 11.7 beds per 100,000 people. We must find a way to reach these people before they hurt themselves or others. And, we must fund places for these people to find refuge and treatment.

But, instead of acting on functional measures and real solutions that when implemented will reduce crime and will help those with dangerous behavioral health issues, all that the President repeatedly proposes will only infringe on the rights of those law-abiding who have never, and will never, commit a crime. This isn’t a real solution, it isn’t true leadership, and it isn’t what America needs.

And, that’s a shame.

42 Comments

42 Comments

  1. ray

    June 3, 2022 at 11:23 pm

    The left are communist who want destroy our country and rebuild a communist nation! They must disarm us to that plain and simple!

  2. Rick

    June 3, 2022 at 6:28 pm

    First of all, let’s start with the fact that people in the federal Gov. are there to take and uphold their oaths. That is to protect and uphold the constitution. Anything else is treason. As has been previously noted, The NFA in 1934 was illegal and the beginning of the hacking away at the second amendment. Also as noted, why do people feel they have to stay up to date with a new cell phone or car ? AR’s are simply modern sporting rifles, in fact I don’t really like them as they are touchy and have too many exposed parts. Also I have stuck with my old flip phone. The amendments are absolute, and not granted by government. Period. The problem is that politicians think they run the show, forgetting that they work for us. Time shifts and so will they. After looking at the history of the democrat party, they should become extinct. They are certainly not pro-American/constitution.

    • Ceasar Garcia

      June 4, 2022 at 2:20 pm

      Your comment about about why someone would need the latest most modern car or phone or AR is a miss advised comment. It doesn’t help the the idea of freedom to own a weapon for self defense against foe foreign or domestic. It’s just your opinion.

    • Tim

      June 23, 2022 at 10:45 pm

      AMEN!!!

  3. Richard

    June 3, 2022 at 5:44 pm

    I am an old retired naval officer near the end of my life due to injuries I received throughout my career. My family arrived in the Carolinas from England as indentured servants in the 1600s. We have a long history of military serve. For example 7 generations ago grandfather was a captain in the Continental Army. Then, in the years following there huge cultural divides and political ideals. The South followed the Jefferson model of a small and limited federal government while the North looked down on Southerners. Yankee merchant ships owned by New England became rich off of the slave trade. I am a proud Southerner and do not believe anyone should own another human. The individual States were sovereign territory and the Federal Government was growing large against the original founding fathers plans for the nation. By 1860 roughly 80% of the United States was from tariffs from cotton sales. Very little if none ever came back South. Kind of like “Taxation without representation.” This is where part of the rub. Especially, when Lincoln was voted into office by Northerners with very little vote from the South.
    I know am long winded here, but had to in order to get to the point. Thomas Jefferson knew that the South would never ratify the Consitution without the Bill of Rights. The Second Amendment was second only to the First Amendment knowing that without the Right to Keep and bear arms there no other way to guarantee a free nature when a Tyrant comes along.

    Well folks, we have our second tyrant in the Whitehouse. Some time back this tyrant made jokes about Thomas Jefferson, the Tree of Liberty, and how he disliked the 2nd Amendment. He went on to say that the people could not rise up……. because he has F-15s and nukes. Let that sink in a minute. …. we now have a POTUS MAKING THREATS OF USING NUKES on, We The People.

    If that is honestly how Washington’s Left’s Elitest Progressive Socialists feel, then it is high time for a Convention of the States to send A Strongly Worded Message that “We The People” are pissed off.
    If the government wants the firearms of good honest taxpayers… the individual States governments might have something about that.

    Let’s Go Brandon!!!!

    • Charles

      June 5, 2022 at 2:34 pm

      Amen! Convention of the States is called for now! For any citizen who doesn’t know what Convention of the States is you really need to go to your local library or internet and look it up. You will find it in the United States of America Constitution. It will do you all a world of good to go read through the Constitution just to see how bad the federal government has been screwing the law abiding citizens in America. The government has been ignoring the constitution and when you find out just how far they have gone to run this nation by their own ideas of what is right and wrong your blood will boil. Convention of the States is the best legal way to correct the path our nation is on. Read about it and read the Bill of Rights. A lot of blood and tears have paid for those 10 amendments and damn if Biden or anyone is going to ignore them anymore!

  4. John P. Axehandle Jr.

    June 3, 2022 at 2:42 pm

    At this particular time Springfield did what I feel is the most stupid thing they could do. They came out with the Hellion compact rifle that’s something like three feet long. That means it’s easily concealable and any moronic jerk that wants to shoot up a school or church would go for it in a heartbeat. And as for the AR 15 rifles, the market has been foolishly flooded with them and now there are so many it will be virtually impossible for our dictator, Joe Biden, to confiscate them all. Law abiding citizens will probably cooperate. But what about the criminal element in this country that Biden and his partners in crime have given a free ride? Also, what about black market firearms and the ones being smuggled across our open southern border? If the socialists – communists would be a better description, get their way we who belong here will be helpless to defend ourselves and our homes. Only criminals will have firepower.

    • vilonia

      June 4, 2022 at 9:11 am

      Are we you bipolar? Condemning certain models of guns is a gateway to confiscating all guns. There are hundreds of AR variants legally well below 36”. The pistols certainly are. 99.999% of them will never be used to kill innocent people. As far as concealability, a Glock pistol with 30 round mags, even an Uzi have comparable firepower with a smaller profile than any rifle.

    • vilonia

      June 4, 2022 at 9:13 am

      Thanks for some prayers n adulterated history, and for your service!

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  6. Jstrm

    June 3, 2022 at 12:42 pm

    There are two key documents the people need to read. One the Declaration of Independence followed by the 2nd Amendment. We have the 2A to protect this nation from totalitarian governments. The people did not want another king George or king Brandon. Do some historical reading. Why did the British march on Lexington and Concord MA?
    The founding fathers did not elaborate on firearms for hunting or self defense. Even a half wit should understand the additional need and use of fire arms.

  7. Joe from Georgia

    June 3, 2022 at 12:34 pm

    Brandon suggest we get double barrel 12ga shotguns. I would like to see her try that. After she picked her butt off the ground. Then give her an AR-15 and fire it. See which she will chose. Brandon needs to be fact checked when he talks about weapons. I have talked to a number of rangers stationed at Hunter AAF and they have told me that they have had ALQUADIA and others have thrown their AK-47 rounds across fences and tell them we need a real round. All our .223 round does is make a .22 size hole if it doesn’t hit a vital organ.

  8. GDC

    June 3, 2022 at 12:25 pm

    What is an assault weapon Semiauto, bolt action, single shot, rifle, handgun, cannon, automobile, knives, hammers, ice picks, swords? Let’s talk about mental health which is the real problem.

    • John

      June 3, 2022 at 1:48 pm

      Absolutely agree!!!! Well Said!!!!

    • John P. Axehandle Jr.

      June 3, 2022 at 2:54 pm

      GDC, Assault weapons are nothing but a name. I have a couple of muzzle loaders and really wouldn’t want someone to shoot at me with either. Those Cal. .50 balls could be really nasty when they blow off an arm or just blow a guy’s guts out. ANY rifle, pistol or shotgun can be considered an assault weapon and that’s what Biden is after. TOTAL CONFISCATION? Your damn right! A good example of what we the peope can do is when Japan was planning to invade the west coast. Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, the commanding officer said, “Firearms are as thick as the blades of grass and casualties would be unacceptible.”

  9. trebor

    June 3, 2022 at 12:03 pm

    Junior, read the bill of rights and then ask yourself, “why would the framers of the constitution have included the 2nd amendment”?. An armed citizenry, for what purpose? What did an armed citizenry have to do with freeing this country from the British?

    • James

      June 3, 2022 at 1:38 pm

      Here he goes again. This is just a “wish list” from gun banning groups and gun banning politicians. Nothing he mentioned would stop school shootings.

      The far leftist power crazed politicians want to ban all semi auto rifles in America saying this will stop school shootings. How? Murder is illegal and people still do it, if they don’t have a gun, they will use a knife.

      And say for a moment, that they did ban semi auto rifles, do you really think that the gun banners would stop there? Of course not, next would be banning pump action shotgun, bolt action rifles, lever action rifles, soon all that would be left is single shot rifles.

      Now the gun banning groups want to ban all magazines over 10 rounds. I’ve read that if they get this passed, next they will want all magazines over 7 rounds banned, then all magazines over 5 rounds.

      If they really want to stop school shootings, stop all this useless foreign aid and use the money for school security. Do like Israel does and post two soldiers outside schools with Uzi’s and if anyone tried to shoot up a school, they would shoot them. The far leftist liberals are against having police in schools. They even support school shooters, saying they have rights, uh no they don’t when they want to murder children, they have lost all their rights. And put the parents of these monsters in jail too, they raised them to act like this.

      Some minority school principal don’t want police in schools, saying that the police will arrest students. Why? because the students are gang members and drug dealers?

      These gun banning groups are just like the probition groups a 100 years ago. They wanted all alcohol banned. Telling everyone that every thing would be peaches and cream. Well, we all know how that turned out.

      Suddenly, everyone wanted to drink. Even the politiicians to go voted for probition went to underground clubs and drank. Soon it became a joke.
      Criminals found out that they could makes lots of money running illegal booze. Soon the mob got into it also.
      Bank robbery became popular.
      Then there were shoot outs between rival gangs over turf and money.

      Soon the public was crying to the politiicians to “do something”. ( sound familiar?). So the FDR administration worked on the first gun control.
      Some in the administration wanted to ban all handguns.

      FDR copied Hitler’s plan, that gold and guns were enemies of the state. FDR even blamed the depression on ordinary people owning gold. When in fact it was caused by his buddies in Wall Street and the stock market that caused the depression.

      So the administration passed the illegal 1934 gun control act saying this would stop bank robbers and booze runners. Did this law stop them? Of course not, it only affected the law abiding citizens. What really stopped the bank robbers and booze runners was that they either got arrested or were shot and killed

      Commiefornia has almost a 1,000 gun laws on the books. Has this stopped all crime? And the far leftist politicians want more gun laws.

      In commiefornia, criminals break into railroad cars and steal merchandise and if and when they ever get caught, they are not charged with any crime because they are ” poor and a minority”.

      In commiefornia, shoplifter’s walk into clothing stores and grab arm fulls of clothes off the racks and walk out to a waiting car and drive off. No one does anything to stop them execpt to film it on their cell phones and post it on YouTube. If and when these shoplifter’s are ever caught they are not charged with any crime because they are ” poor and a minority”.

      Maybe if these demoncrap run cities would stop listening to a bunch of loud mouth criminals, rioters looters, protesters and arsonist and stopped trying to defund-abolish the police and let the police go out and arrest these criminals and put them in prison for long sentences then the crime rate would go down. It’s as simple as that.

      The administration is having sections of the border wall taken down and sold off for scrap. This allows the cartels, M 13 gang members, M 18 gang members, drug dealers, murderers, felons, terrorists, spies, criminals, prostitutes to cross the border and the administration welcomes them and the crime that they bring.

      In 2021, a estimated 2,500,000 illegals crossed the border. In 2022, experts say as many as 5 million could cross the border. The USA cannot become the dumping ground for all the world’s poor, unemployed and criminals. Do we really want America to end up like India with over a billion people living on the streets, alleys sidewalks and gutters and having to eat garbage out of dumpsters just to survive? Finish the border wall now!

      In commie Rhode Island, the demoncraps have introduced a bill to ban all magazines over 10 rounds and make it a felony to own just one with a year in prison! They have also introduced a bill to require people purchasing reloading equipment to fill out forms, get a background check, and wait 5 days.
      Now this has nothing to do with stopping crime. Now they are going after law abiding gun owners.

      The gun banning groups and hunting banning groups are run and funded by Micheal Bloomberg, George Soros, the Chinese government, the U.N., Russia, North Korea and Mexico.

      China wants Australia, New Zealand, and America.

      China is buying up American farmland and ranch land and so is Saudi Arabia.
      China is using their umbrella companies to purchase newspapers and TV stations.

      During WW2, Germany and Japan had plans to invade the east coast and west coast of America and they wanted Mexico to invade the southern states promising Mexico to give them Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. But they were afraid of all the Americans who owned firearms that would fight them off. Now they are joining up to ban all firearms in America.

      Why is it that back in the 1950’s, one could walk into a hardware store, gun shop or mail order all kinds of firearms with no background check, no forms to fill out and no waiting period and crime was much lower back then?

      In the 1950’s, People used to leave the front door unlocked, leave keys in the car. Not anymore, home invasion and car jackings are common.

      The gun banning groups are joining up with the hunting banning groups to ban all hunting in America. Their idea is, if they can ban all hunting in America then they can also ban all hunting firearms too. No hunting, no guns.

      AOC and the squad and Letitia James want to repeal the 2nd amendment.

      AOC and the squad want to replace the Constitution and Bill of Rights with something out of Castro and Stalin handbook and turn America into a “communist workers paradise”
      !
      AOC and the squad want to replace the American flag too.

      Help save freedom in America, don’t allow the evil, Satan worshipping, power crazed, far leftist politicians to restrict and ban firearms and accessories in America.

      Join and support pro gun groups and pro hunting groups.

      Buy more guns, ammo and accessories now before it’s too late!

  10. Philip L Casey

    June 3, 2022 at 11:47 am

    In today’s democrat socialist utopia, criminals, like democrats are above the law. How did Hunter Biden get away with falsifying a 4473 and the FBI background check and given a proceed when he is a known drug abuser? After all, Hunter bought a “high caliber blow the lungs out of you 9mm.” Then, he let an unauthorized girlfriend get a hold of the gun and throw it in a dumpster because she was afraid of him. The law sure did come down on Hunter!

  11. NIDOG

    June 3, 2022 at 11:40 am

    The liberals (communists) only want us unarmed so they can completely dominate us. I will not wear a dress to make these perverts happy
    This has been going on since the ’90s. Bring it on. There are more of us than you.

    • Gary Feeney

      June 3, 2022 at 11:59 am

      You are absolutely correct. Not long after the “Sunset” (2004) of President Clinton’s Assault Weapon Ban, a friend of mine who sat on the board of directors of our NRA State Affiliate gun organization was contacted by a local television news group. He was asked if he would come join a group to discuss Assault Weapons, and be a voice for PRO GUN. He was asked to bring a AR-15 for the televised segment. He accepted, painted the AR-15 PINK, and went to do the televised program with the PINK AR. Needless to say, that didn’t fit this liberal news station’s image they wanted to portray of the evil AR-15, so they refused him to go on air with his PINK AR-15. True Story.

  12. Byron

    June 3, 2022 at 11:34 am

    Why does it matter what model the gun is? There are plenty of other rifles with the same caliber or greater. You antigun people need to quit zeroing in on cosmetic features, it just makes you look unintelligent.

  13. Odinson

    June 3, 2022 at 11:24 am

    Gun laws only affect the law abiding. Criminals won’t follow gun laws!

  14. Junior Barnes

    June 3, 2022 at 11:23 am

    What is the purpose of any human being (not military or law enforcement) to own an AR-15?

    • Odinson

      June 3, 2022 at 11:25 am

      To stop a home invasion of multiple armed criminals.

    • Thomas Shaw

      June 3, 2022 at 11:28 am

      Why do people own cars, that can go over 100 mph?

    • John

      June 3, 2022 at 11:33 am

      Why do people drink and drive and kill people?

    • robert alston

      June 3, 2022 at 11:34 am

      Junior, why would any human being need to own a stamp collection, grandmas silverware, or more than one automobile?

      • Mike

        June 4, 2022 at 1:02 pm

        This… is what we are up against. The 2nd ammendment is absolute and does not discriminate. To hear someone ask why a person needs an AR or equivalent either shows their ignorance or their true colors.

        It is none of your damn business why I choose to own what firearms I choose to own, within the allowances of our 2nd ammendment.

    • a. smith

      June 3, 2022 at 11:35 am

      when you own one, you will know. if guns are not your thing, you will never understand

    • David

      June 3, 2022 at 11:39 am

      Because this is America we are supposed to be free and they want one, it’s called the second amendment

    • Walter Huston

      June 3, 2022 at 11:41 am

      ARs are excellent hunting rifles. They can also be target rifles, and, depending on where you live, they can be superb self defense tools. They are NOT full automatic. Functionally, they are no different from any other semiautomatic rifle. The military doesn’t use AR-15s. They use M-16 variants which are capable of full automatic fire. Before you condemn something, you should try to know what you’re talking about.

    • Ed Costa

      June 3, 2022 at 11:43 am

      I’m assuming you realize that an AR15 is a SEMI automatic, as opposed to a fully automatic M16. In essence they are the same as other semi automatics like Browning or Ruger makes. Only difference is the outward appearance. In fact the AR15 shoots a small caliber(.223) same size as a 22 rimfire! I own 2 and neither of them have shot or injured anyone! The emphasis should be on mental health issues, not the gun. Do you blame the car when drunk driver kills someone? There are a lot more killed every year, but I never hear anyone demanding outlawing Cars! Think logically not emotionally….

      • Brian

        June 3, 2022 at 11:50 am

        Agreed. AR15 scary. Ruger mini 14 not scary. It’s tough to have an intelligent conversation with someone that doesn’t know anything about guns, the law and the constitution.

    • Brian

      June 3, 2022 at 11:46 am

      So when you , your family or community are in danger from a criminal with a gun you will wait for law enforcement to show up?
      Law enforcement is reactionary and after the crime is committed.
      Who stopped the mentally unstable transgender kid from continuing his rampage? It was a guy with a gun while law enforcement sat outside for 74 minutes figuring out what to do. That’s why.

    • Philip

      June 3, 2022 at 11:57 am

      Because I want one. In fact, I have several in various calibers that come in handy for hunting and target practice.

    • Michael Graham

      June 3, 2022 at 12:03 pm

      Mr Barnes, just one of many reasons: protection from home invasion robberies. A woman can easily handle this firearm to protect herself and children from multiple attackers with this rifle!

    • Big Al 45

      June 3, 2022 at 12:44 pm

      Like so many ignorant people, you have no idea what I can do with an old style revolver, or a pump action shotgun.

    • Mack

      June 3, 2022 at 12:55 pm

      The AR-15 is a semi automatic rifle, the military is full auto the only difference from the AR and other semi auto rifles is appearance which frightens people who know nothing about guns. It’s fun to shoot, great varmint rifle, great home defense weapon against lawless who don’t care about how many laws naïve democrats make.

    • Rick

      June 3, 2022 at 12:58 pm

      Why do you own an Iphone 13. Wouldn’t an older brick phone still make calls? Or maybe a flip phone if you wanted something newer? Don’t ever go giving me WHY?

    • George McCain

      June 3, 2022 at 1:51 pm

      I hunt with a AR15 because its weight easy to carry for someone with a back problem or any other problem. Coyotes and other varmints kill our livestock so we use the AR15 to protect them. The AR15 is also a great rifle to take out with your family and plink with the family will enjoy it mine sure does.

  15. BOB A WEBB

    June 3, 2022 at 11:18 am

    I don’t think the democrats want to admit that they have a mental health problem, Statistic’s will show it’s been a democrat who’s committed the most murders.

  16. Dennis Sumner

    June 3, 2022 at 11:14 am

    You KNOW who he’s preachin to, and the sad part is they eat it up!

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