You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade now to a modern browser in order to benefit of all our site's features: Chrome, FireFox, Opera, Safari or Internet Explorer. [Close]

The Official Blog of Fox News Channel

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.


Related Stories:

  • Utah Town Drafting Resolution Encouraging All Residents to Own a Gun
  • Judge Napolitano: Would Executive Order by Obama to Restrict Gun Sales Be Constitutional?
  • LISTEN: 911 Call Released After Georgia Mother Shoots Home Intruder
  • Krauthammer: Assault Weapons Ban Won’t Stop Violence Unless Government Confiscates Guns

  • 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:


    Follow Fox News Insider, the official blog of Fox News Channel on Twitter and Google+!


    Leave a Comment0

    Today's Front Page Stories

    Don't want to keep checking back here for the latest from Fox News? That's cool. We'll come to you ...

    Connect with Fox News

    Subscribe

    Stay connected with the most-trusted name in cable news through exclusive videos, blogs, polls, contests and behind-the-scene details.

    Get More Fox!

    Greta Is Wired!

    GretaWire.com is the official blog of Greta Van Susteren. Get Greta’s breaking news alerts, pictures, videos, polls, and behind-the-scenes exclusives. Plus, speak out on open threads, as well as the live chat page. Connect to the GretaWire community ... and to Greta herself!

    Fox News Presents: 'My America with Elisabeth Hasselbeck'

    Fox News Channel presents an exciting new feature series, My America with Elisabeth Hasselbeck. From the quirky to the inspirational, "My America" reveals who we are as a nation – driven, passionate and uniquely American. Watch the latest installment, an up-close look at the beloved Oscar Mayer Wienermobile!