In 1993, Biden stated: "I think banning guns is an idea whose time has come". How do you go in and have an honest conversation with a self proclaimed gun banner when you are the NRA, GOA, SAF, JPFO, etc. It is going to be Kabuki Theater at best, a political lynching at worst. Biden will come out and declare how radical, extremist, and uncompromising the NRA is, not matter what gets discussed during the meeting. Read up on how he treated Clarence Thomas during his Senate hearings, after promising Thomas ahead of the hearings that he had nothing to worry about, it would be a mere formality. Then the fangs and claws came out during the hearings and Biden went after him. That's covered in Justice Thomas' book.