(WASHINGTON TIMES) One day after gun ownership groups met with Vice President Joseph R. Biden as part of his ongoing talks on gun violence prevention, the president of the National Rifle Association predicted that Congress will not pass a ban on military-style, so-called “assault weapons” in the wake of the school shootings last month in Newtown, Conn.

“I do not think that there’s going to be a ban on so-called assault weapons passed by the Congress,” David Keene said Friday on NBC’s “Today” show.

The gun-lobbying group put out a sharp statement after Thursday’s meeting, arguing that there was too much focus on attacking the Second Amendment and not enough on how to safeguard the nation’s children.


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