Here's Larry Pratt, explaining how federal mandated health care is a major threat to the 2nd Amendment. Because to a wingnut hammer, everything looks like a nail!
I guess you can't blame Larry Pratt for trying. After all, twisting reality into a paranoid pretzel has worked so many, many times before for these shameless right-wing shills. But I doubt they'll get away with it this time, because people are not going to let go of this one quite so easily: Kindergartners, blown away in their classrooms.
Pratt, a former VA state legislator, is also an extreme-right agitator using fear. (Gun Owners of America has been praised as the "only no-compromise gun lobby in America" by Rep. Ron Paul. Unlike that spineless NRA!) And he's just doing his job, right? Well, no. He's not a public defender just trying to give an accused person a fair trial. He's a scum-sucking bottom-feeder who sees himself as a "patriot". Instilling fear in people is what feeds his ego.That's why, if there's really such a thing as hell, I'll bet that the allegedly Christian Larry Pratt's going there.
But you know what I'd really like? If the network and cable news shows would stop validating his insanity by inviting him on as a guest -- especially now:
While citizens and advocates of gun control are responding to Friday’s horrific school shooting in Connecticut by calling on Congress to enact sensible gun regulations, some gun advocacy groups are blaming supporters of the tighter restrictions for the tragedy.
Larry Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners of America, issued a statement this evening attributing the massacre to gun regulations, arguing that had weapons been permitted on school grounds, the murders could have been avoided:
“Gun control supporters have the blood of little children on their hands. Federal and state laws combined to insure that no teacher, no administrator, no adult had a gun at the Newtown school where the children were murdered. This tragedy underscores the urgency of getting rid of gun bans in school zones. The only thing accomplished by gun free zones is to insure that mass murderers can slay more before they are finally confronted by someone with a gun.”
[...] Preliminary reports indicate that the gunman, 20-year-old Adam Lanza, was “heavily armed” with “multiple weapons when he entered the school.” He was also reported to be wearing camouflage and a bullet proof vest. At least three guns were used — two pistols and, according to the BBC and AP, a .223-caliber assault rifle.
I'm so very tired of these shoot 'em up fantasies that dominate the psyches of so many conservatives. Seriously? You would rather have inexperienced teachers shooting back instead of shepherding those kids to safety? And what would have happened if they hit one of the kids? Ask any experienced cop just how confusing is it when you're in the middle of a free-fire zone.