Shortly following their meeting with the White House Task Force on gun laws the National Rifle Association responded publicly in the form of a statement through the NRA Institute for Legislative Action on January 10, 2013. A copy was posted on the NRA website and sent to members as an action alert delivered via email, in which the following was presented:
"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. While claiming that no policy proposals would be “prejudged,” this Task Force spent most of its time on proposed restrictions on lawful firearms owners - honest, taxpaying, hardworking Americans. It is unfortunate that this Administration continues to insist on pushing failed solutions to our nation's most pressing problems. We will not allow law-abiding gun owners to be blamed for the acts of criminals and madmen. Instead, we will now take our commitment and meaningful contributions to members of congress of both parties who are interested in having an honest conversation about what works - and what does not."
While specifics of the proposed White House actions are unclear at this point, it is evident that NRA views on the issue at hand were not embraced by the members of the Obama Administration present. It is also widely speculated as to whether President Obama will attempt to resolve the issues at hand via an executive order or by attempting to pass legislation through Congress.