WASHINGTON Jan 10 The National Rifle
Association charged on Thursday that talks with Vice President
Joe Biden only covered ways to attack gun rights and push for
restrictions on lawful owners of firearms.
"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," the NRA said after a
representative from the powerful gun lobby group met with Biden
as part of a task force examining ways to reduce gun violence.
Biden's task force met the NRA and other gun owner groups
for about an hour and a half on Thursday.
The NRA said in a statement the task force meeting "spent
most of its time on proposed restrictions on lawful firearms
owners - honest, taxpaying, hardworking Americans."
"It is unfortunate that this administration continues to
insist on pushing failed solutions to our nation's most pressing
problems. We will not allow law-abiding gun owners to be blamed
for the acts of criminals and madmen," the NRA said.