The Outdoor Wire Digital Network has confirmed that the White House has reached out to Second Amendment Foundation and The Citizen’s Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA) chairman Alan Gottlieb to discuss the “current debate over recent mass shootings.” Gottlieb confirmed the conversations, saying “we talked about everything from background checks to banning semi-automatic firearms and magazines to red flag laws”
“We went,” he said, “through everything that’s been proposed.
According to Gottlieb, the administration appeared receptive to possible ways existing proposals could be changed to address 2A supporters’ concerns.
“It was a very good, positive conversation,” he said, “They want to address the problems of violence in our society and at the same time protect Second Amendment rights- without doing just lip service or symbolism. They’re looking for proposals that could work and not eradicate people’s freedom.”
“I’m glad they reached out,” he said, “they want to find solutions to these violent acts in ways that do not attack Second Amendment rights. They know opponents of gun rights are not friends of the administration or the Constitution.”
“They understand the issue well, and know how important gun owners are to the 2020 election results.”
Gottlieb says he considered the questions “really good,” with a special interest in “what the gun rights community could support, and what it couldn’t support.”
While Gottlieb was encouraged at the conversations, he reminded us that “politicians are sensitive to public opinion polls, and the public wants to pass something even after admitting it would not stop mass murders.”