The President of Gun Owners of America, Larry Pratt, joined Alan Colmes on FoxNews.com to discuss guns, what else? President Obama is secretly trying to confiscate all our firearms and thank goodness Larry Pratt is here to protect the marginalized owners the U.S.'s 300,000,000 privately held guns.
As expected, Pratt goes on a paranoid rant about the registration of guns and how that leads to an eventual mass gun grab. Universal background checks would inform the government who had guns, which would lead to their confiscation.
President Obama is 'smart enough' not to discuss his furtive agenda to take all American's privately held guns; hell, Pratt thinks he wants to even disarm the military, that's how anti-Second Amendment he is. He says,
'you can believe there's no evidence Alan, but I'm not going to take your assurances after they HAVE come for the guns, that's a little late.
Colmes reminds Pratt of what Ben Carson 'infamously' said: that had Jews had guns before the Holocaust, the Holocaust would have been diminished.
Pratt fondly recalls the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising of 1943:
On April 19, 1943, the Warsaw ghetto uprising began after German troops and police entered the ghetto to deport its surviving inhabitants. Seven hundred and fifty fighters fought the heavily armed and well-trained Germans. The ghetto fighters were able to hold out for nearly a month, but on May 16, 1943, the revolt ended. The Germans had slowly crushed the resistance. Of the more than 56,000 Jews captured, about 7,000 were shot, and the remainder were deported to camps.
PRATT: Had they had that determination to fight long before the Ghetto, it might have been an entirely different story.
COLMES: You know Larry, I gotta tell you, that's an extremely offensive position to a lot of Jews and also historically inaccurate.
PRATT: It's only offensive to Liberals who don't believe in self-defense.
He incorrectly labels the Nazi Party at that time as the 'National Socialist Regime in Germany.' They (the fascists) were able to seize all the privately held guns in Europe because the SS simply went to every city hall and found the registry of firearm owners, and took them away. He didn't expound upon why they could just take them away, maybe all their owners were not determined enough to fight. If only people like Ben Carson and Larry Pratt were there to say, hey guys, let's rush the Nazis and their tanks, etc., these Jews may have survived.
This ardent ammosexual believes that anything that can be taxed will eventually disappear, which is evidenced by nothing.
'If you can tax it (guns) you can put it out of existence.'
Alan reads him a few unsettling statistics from the Brady Campaign
- 31 Americans are murdered with guns every day
- 151 treated for gun assault in ERs
- 55 people kill themselves with a firearm
- 46 people shot or killed by accident with a gun
Pratt blames not the presence of guns, but their absence: gun-free zones are the biggest contributing factor to gun deaths and injuries, apparently. This man believes that even if the Umpqua Community College shooting occurred in a gun tolerant zone, the school had a policy of no weapons are to be carried by students, so they were subsequently murdered. The school should allow armed people everywhere; what could possibly go wrong?
What the gun group president fails to realize is that there was a good guy with a gun present, John Parker Jr. who was in the next classroom. However, he feared he would be confused for the shooter by the cops, so he didn't come out guns blazing. Pratt fails to grasp the probability of the good guy with a gun being mistaken for the bad guy with a gun, a.k.a. the gun nut.
Alan concludes that Larry believes that the only answer to all of our gun problems is more guns. Thankfully, he ends the interview, admitting that the two will never concur on this impossibly problematic issue. Heaven knows that I couldn't have lasted that long with this ammosexual!