NRA Chief Lobbyist Chris Cox on Meeting With Joe Biden's Task Force: 'It Was Nothing More Than a Dog and Pony Show'
The NRA met with Vice President Joe Biden's gun violence task force on Thursday, but the group did not have many positive things to say about the talks.
In a statement, the group said it was "disappointed," saying Biden's group displayed "an agenda to attack the Second Amendment."
In an exclusive interview on America Live today, Megyn Kelly spoke with the NRA's chief lobbyist Chris Cox, who reiterated that the meeting with Biden's task force did not go the way he hoped it would.
"It became very clear, very early that they weren't
looking to hear from gun owners, they were looking to blame gun owners," said Cox.
Cox said there are other steps that need to be taken in order to reduce gun violence, including better mental health programs and enhanced school security. He said some of the measures Biden is talking about, like a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, have already been tried.
"We have to be honest in this country about what works and what doesn't work. We had a gun ban, we had a high-capacity magazine ban. Not for six months or for a year, but for a decade. And even Bill Clinton's Justice Department said it had no impact."
Cox said he is hoping to have "meaningful conversations" with lawmakers on Capitol Hill about how to reduce gun violence, saying the NRA supports efforts to improve background checks on gun buyers.
"Yesterday was nothing more than a dog and pony show. They checked the box, yep, we met with the NRA. They had no interest in hearing what we had to say," said Cox.
Watch the full interview:
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