Larry Pratt of Gun Owners of America: ‘The President Should Remember King George III’s Experience’
Larry Pratt, Executive Director of Gun Owners of America, advised President Obama to remember what happened to King George III during an interview earlier this week. It’s something he has become quite fond of doing, as he’s done it a few times in recent memory:
Larry Pratt of Gun Owners of America once again compared President Obama to King George III during an interview with the UK’s Channel 4 News. He told reporter Matt Frei that Americans don’t accept the “statistical argument” that a lack of gun control is linked to higher levels of gun violence, arguing that the Second Amendment is meant to “keep the government at bay.”
“When the colonists said you’ve become a tyrant, stop it, and when he wouldn’t stop, we shot, and we got rid of your King,” Pratt said, who went on to liken Obama to King George III.
Pratt said that President Obama “should remember King George III’s experience” as he “seems to forget that he was democratically elected.”
Last month, Pratt had a highly publicized tiff with Piers Morgan, but what should really be remembered about him is that during the 1996 presidential election, he was a co-chair of Pat Buchanan’s campaign, and he was forced to resign* after it was revealed that he had ties with various white supremacist and militia groups of the time. In 1990, he wrote a book called Armed People Victorious in which he made the case for forming militias.
More on Pratt from the SPLC (scroll down to the second entry entitled “Eight Lanes Out”).
Very bad craziness indeed.
*Scroll down to third entry from the bottom.