If there is any sanity left in our politics, the National Rifle Association may have effectively removed itself from any meaningful conversation on solving the problem of gun violence in this country. In a series of appearances on the Sunday talk shows, NRA officials let it be known that they won't even consider any meaningful reform to our gun laws.
First up, NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre. In a somewhat heated exchange with David Gregory on Meet the Press, LaPierre claimed Columbine was proof positive banning high-capacity clips doesn't work.
Next, NRA president David Keene went on Face the Nation. His reason for opposing an assault weapons ban? In so many words, Keene made the standard argument of most Second Amendment absolutists--"Guns don't kill people, people do."
Asa Hutchinson went on This Week and claimed that reforming our gun laws would not be part of "the ultimate solution" to the gun problem (sorry, it won't embed).
It can safely be said that the NRA doesn't get it.