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US gun lobby angry at Biden over guns meeting

Published on Jan 11, 2013 5:56 AM
Second Amendment supporter Debora Yates holds her three year-old daughter Reagan as she protests with her husband Glen Yates in support for gun ownership on Jan 9, 2013 at the Colorado State Capitol in Denver, Colorado. The Yates are NRA members and live in Bailey, Colorado. -- PHOTO : AFP

WASHINGTON (AFP) - The top United States (US) gun lobby group on Thursday accused the White House of caring more about ending gun rights than protecting children, after its representative met Vice-President Joe Biden.

The National Rifle Association (NRA) representative met Mr Biden along with other firearms lobby groups as part of the vice president's search for policies to curb gun violence in the US after a spate of mass shootings.

"We attended today's White House meeting to discuss how to keep our children safe and were prepared to have a meaningful conversation about school safety, mental health issues, the marketing of violence to our kids and the collapse of federal prosecutions of violent criminals," the NRA said in a statement.

"We were disappointed with how little this meeting had to do with keeping our children safe and how much it had to do with an agenda to attack the Second Amendment," the NRA said in a statement.

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