Skip to comments.Nadler urges Obama to call the NRA enablers of mass murder
Posted on 12/14/2012 7:33:58 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
Today, following the shooting massacre of 20 children in a Connecticut school, President Obama said that "meaningful action" needed to be taken to prevent such tragedies from happening in the future.
But what "meaningful action" can Obama actually take, given Republican control of the House and Congress' deeply felt fear of the politically mighty National Rifle Association? And politics aside, what new laws would actually solve or make a dent in the country's crazed-gunman problem?
Rep. Jerry Nadler said thinks that the president has only one option.
"Theres only one meaningful action he can take, which is to take on the N.R.A., label them as the enablers of mass murderers* they are, really push for strong gun-control legislation and call out those congressional leaders who dont support it," Nadler told me this afternoon.
"It is time to call out the N.R.A. as enablers of mass murder and start embarrassing people and saying, 'Who do you stand with? The parents and children of this country or the potential mass murderers?'"
Nadler said there's nothing else Obama can do, realistically.
"There is no other meaningful action," Nadler said. "He has to know that. ... I cant imagine what else he could have meant."
Nadler attributes the N.R.A.'s power to its ability to terrify politicians.
"If you cross the N.R.A. in certain districts, you know that X percent of people are going to come out and vote against you just because of that," said Nadler. "The N.R.A. will come out and run dishonest ads saying you're in favor of taking guns away from hunters."
By Nadler's logic, the only way to counteract the N.R.A. electoral influence is to wield the power of really bad P.R., and he thinks the president is well-equipped to do that, even if he's been unwilling in the past.
PS - If that group, the Westboro church shows up at any of those kid’s funeral ... G-d help them. We won’t.
So by the same token lets call Ford, Chrysler ect enablers.
Lets call Budweiser, Jim Beam enablers.
Let’s call ALL knife makers enablers...
My weapons are fully loaded, and not ONE of them left my house today and killed anyone.
It’s not the Gun, it’s the Evil people.
Alex Jones has Obama and his little running dogs like Nadler bracketed:
Obama fake crying......what a mess we are in.But they will never take our guns without a civil war.
The leftists have been slavering for a high profile massacre for decades to push their confiscation dream into reality.
Molon Labe, you liberals.
I'm afraid this won't be enough. I have a bad feeling this event will galvanize support for gun control and at the very least, we can expect a line-for-line resurrection of the Clinton-era AWB right around the corner. Obama will cut a deal with House Republicans to push it through. Obama currently enjoys political capital that Clinton didn't have in '94. He doesn't have to worry about re-election and nobody's afraid of the "Angry White Male" like they were two decades ago. The minority and female voters who sent Obama back to the White House will support him on this.
Twenty dead kindergartners a week before Christmas changes things. Every soccer mom in America is going to be howling for Obama to do something.
Now there's an idea! Why didn't we think of that? While we're at it, let's keep cars out of the hands of drunk drivers.
How could we do that? Well, let's start by passing laws that prohibit children, criminals and the mentally ill from owning weapons - and let's prohibit drunk driving. Yeh, that should be a good start.
Oh, wait a minute, we already have such laws, as does Mexico.
The Mexican Constitution guarantees the right of Mexicans to possess arms. Even so, gun control laws in Mexico are very strict, and police discretion in enforcement makes possession of firearms of greater than .22 very difficult and risky for normal citizens. As you can read in the papers everyday, strict guns laws in Mexico sure have solved the crime and murder problem there!
Here's an idea: School teachers in Israel are allowed to carry weapons and there hasn't been a school shooting there in decades. p But, I doubt your desire to do away with the 2nd Amendment is swayed by facts. For the record, what other parts of the Constitution would you like to change?
Wow - they don’t call al Queda “mass murderers”....
Twice as many people are killed by autommobiles every year as opposed to those killed by Guns. AAA are enablers of Mass Murder!
And those dirty car manufacturers should be sued, their products are inherently dangerous!
Soon we will need an amendment securing our right to drive an automobile!
Hey Jerry, just go gobble down another brisket!
Good ol' Freeper Pessimism. I expect no the AWB will not be restored. No way would it pass the House.
Unfortunately, after today we are in a shrinking minority of Americans.
We can yell and scream about guns don't kill people... or folks supporting the constitution can frame the debate about how to keep crazies from killing 5 year olds with guns.
As of today digging in and doing and saying the same old same old is not going to work ...
Maybe. Maybe not. But I don't believe, particularly after this last election that the NRA will be as feared as it once was. And you know the media is going to play this up for all it's worth. When America is treated to scenes of grieving parents, unopened Christmas presents and little kid-sized coffins, the NRA isn't going to have a pot to piss in.
I do hope I'm wrong.
Jerry Nadler; AKA “The Waddler”.
The enablers are the people who designate schools, malls, etc. as “gun-free” zones. To a wacked out individual, that means a free-fire zone, a place where any and all bodies are simply targets such as in their favorite video game. The only way it could be worse would be if everyone wore a number around their neck designating scores!
No its the good old Freeper echo chamber...
Remember how Romney, McCain were going to win by a landslide, how the Supreme Court was going to strike down Obamacare, the birther issue was going to bring down O, how Deep Water Horizon had opened up cracks in the sea bed...
IMHO too many people calling themselves conservatives simply refuse to look at the way the world is....they react they dont create new arguments..
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