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Larry Pratt Schools Gun Control Cheerleaders on CSPAN

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Excellent Interview!

Until recently I didn't know the NRA was formed by the government.

I dropped my membership to NRA over 10 years ago and joined Gun Owners of America, because of the NRA playing politics and not standing on principle.

This is the first time I've heard him explain the philosophical differences between the two organizations.

Thanks for posting,

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We'd fly right out and throw him a banquet.

Man, you just got a new member!

Google is government.

To the minds of the DP ...

Please answer this question for me ...

Why in every 2nd amendment debate dose someone bring up hunting, as I'm sure you know for ( guess ) 75 % of the population of the U.S. in the 1700s if you did not hunt you did not eat, the 2nd amendment is about keeping and bearing arms against a tyrannical government plain and simple ... Can someone prove otherwise ?

P.S. The time is well over due that we take the 2nd amendment for all its worth

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Don't Give me Liberty, I'll get up and get it myself!

That was a great interview &

That was a great interview & respectful as well.

For the most part the media are milking

Larry to expose some secret strategy to thwart the gun grabbers.

They are so fearful like squeeling little piglets.

It was not a calm rational discussion on their part -- even though Larry was calm.

They are brainwashed and they're terrified that their Furher Obama will not have his way.


Here we have (finally!), a calm and rational discussion of gun rights and gun control, with three reporters who dispassionately and conversationally explore the stances taken by Gun Owners of America, but the headline is "PRATT SCHOOLS GUN CONTROL CHEERLEADERS" and a commenter slams the reporters (one a writer for the right-leaning Washington Times) as "talking potatoes."

I think we're all supremely irritated by Piers Morgan's approach, yet when the media offers a true discussion, allowing Pratt to answer questions without being interrupted, some posters get inflamed just as much as if we had three Piers Morgans lashing out. Talk about a hair trigger!

Pratt is an infinitely better spokesperson than the NRA's LaPierre. I don't currently donate to either organization, but if that changes, my dollars will be going to Gun Owners of America.

I don't own a gun

I want to but don't have the money. I am not anti-gun I just don't have a lot of experience with them personally.

All that to say I think Larry Pratt always does a great job in these interviews and it was nice to see a calm environment unlike Piers Morgan and Chris Hardballs.

"Once you become knowledgeable, you have an obligation to do something about it."- Ron Paul

Thanks for this

It helps.

"Once you become knowledgeable, you have an obligation to do something about it."- Ron Paul

Have a gun owning friend?

Ask them if you can go shooting with them. Any gun owner worth his salt will heartily agree if you can at least find the ammunition.

Take a basic safe handling course, they're all over the place.

"Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty."

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Not much of a challenge for Mr. Pratt

Pathetic. Mainstream media send in talking potatoes to go head-to-head in this discussion. They wouldn't dare send in anyone credible to get destroyed with common sense. Let's see how long these n00bs keep their jobs.

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience"—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

I LOVEEEEEE when LArry said

I LOVEEEEEE when LArry said DEFENSE weapons, after the guy introduced them as ASSAULT weapons...LMAO

If you disagree with me on anything you are not a real libertarian...

I do too!

But I don't think any of the people there understood or caught that. And Larry didn't make a big deal of it, just when they said assault he corrected it to defense, like correcting a child that keeps saying ain't.

Way to go Larry!

Defense Weapons


"I, __________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic."

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Great interview

I just wish that when Politico reporter, Ginger Gibson, asked about Bloomberg's 'Mayors Against Illegal Guns" that he'd brought up all the members who have been arrested, especially the most recent one arrested for trying to rape a man at gunpoint.

Larry Pratt's great, I'm proud to be a member of GOA.

When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign: that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. ~J. Swift


thanks for sharing!
larry's the man.

Solid Performance

Leaves LaPierre in the dust.

Although Pratt didn't exactly use the words "prohibited persons" he did at least
address the issue somewhat - that the government is expanding on the number
of persons not allowed to own firearms, and that the grounds they are using to
do so are in many cases pure BS.

As I've said in other threads, *this* is the key to taking the initiative on the issue.

Especially in states with medical marijuana and/or where it is decriminalized or outright
legal, Senators and Representatives who support that *and* gun control are being
hypocrites and should be exposed as such.

Why? Because even as they say that marijuana use is OK, or at least no a serious offense,they are ALSO supporting existing federal law that says that NO marijuana user has ANY Second Amendment
rights - and that if a marijuana user acquires so much as a live round of ammunition then he or she
is a felon and it's OK for the federal government to send them to prison for ten years.

They are also supporting punishing states who don't send all relevant information about "prohibited persons to the NICS system.

So, we can have people like Oregon Representative Earl Blumenauer who has advocated for legalizing or decriminalizing marijuana on record as supporting the Fix Gun Checks legislation which says that all
prohibited persons should be prevented from having firearms - which, of course includes all those
marijuana consumers he is saying are not criminals...

And he, and other politicians don't have to explain or justify this insane and blatant contradiction because we are not even asking them to.

Saying "we" advisedly - "I" have asked him and Senators Wyden and Merkley I've also asked marijuana
activist groups and have had ZERO response from anyone.

If thousands of people were asking them everywhere they went they wouldn't be able to ignore us and we could call them on their BS and TAKE THE INITIATIVE for once.


the ONLY criticism i have with goa (and it's minuscule in the scope of things) is that felons somehow lose their rights to self-defense because they've been caged by some benevolent (elected or not) bureaucrat. i highly doubt that larry, in private, would agree with that.

it's a travesty the "debate" has been shaped in the manner it has.

still, love goa and the pratts. forever indebted for the great work they do.

I guess I'm

either misunderstanding you or Larry. I thought Larry said that the only ones that should not have a gun should be behind bars. If they have served their time and been released, then we are saying they are citizens again and they should be allowed to purchase a firearm. Criminals will get them anyway if they want to go kill someone after being released.


i easily could misunderstood part of the interview. there were a couple of hours between when i watched the clip and commented.

Larry Pratt is a Mix Between....

Ron Paul Principle & Judge Nap Precision of Speech.


observation and spot on!

Mr. Pratt defends our rights quite eloquently.

'Peace is a powerful message.' Ron Paul

That was great...Thanks

It inspired another donation to GOA.

Excelent interview!

Larry Pratt beautifully represents gun owners of america.

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