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Gun Advocate Wants Bars To Serve Less Booze So Everyone Can Pack Heat

The Huffington Post | Liz Adetiba | Posted 06.20.2016 | Politics

In a Monday appearance on "CNN Newsroom," gun rights activist Larry Pratt suggested that bars and nightclubs should serve patrons less alcohol so they...

When Violence Trumps the Constitution, Democracy Is in Peril

Josh Horwitz | Posted 06.06.2016 | Politics
Josh Horwitz

I've been writing for years about the threat of insurrectionism in this country. Now I'm watching my fears come to fruition in this current political climate, where violence is increasingly becoming an acceptable response to court rulings, or political disagreements.

Gun Lobbyist: 'Bullet Box' Could Balance Supreme Court

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 06.02.2016 | Politics

Gun lobbyist Larry Pratt took to the airwaves over the weekend to make some incendiary remarks about the coming election. Pratt, executive director em...

After Charleston, The Time Has Come For Republicans to Denounce Hate Peddlers or Be Stained By Them

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 06.22.2016 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Too many prominent Republicans have long danced with the devil. The time has come for them to choose between those who would tear our country apart, and those who seek to make our country a better, more just place.

Ryan Grim

One Year After Sandy Hook, Gun Lobbyist Says 'The Legislation That Is On The Books Is Lethal' | Ryan Grim | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Guns don't kill people. Gun laws kill people, argued Larry Pratt, head of Gun Owners of America, on Fox News Sunday. Host Chris Wall...

The Conspiracy Theory the NRA Hates

Josh Horwitz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Josh Horwitz

Insurrectionist rhetoric might work well in marketing firearms to civilians on the far right wing of American politics. But with police chiefs and generals? Not so much.

Gun Rights Leader Goes All In On Conspiracy Theory

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.16.2013 | Politics

Larry Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners of America, believes that President Barack Obama is building an armed force in the Department of Homelan...

Gun Owners of America Is 'Primarying' the NRA From the Right

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 07.06.2013 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

This kind of extremism represents a real challenge to the NRA. If they don't step up, they could lose credibility and eventually even leadership of the gun movement to a group like Gun Owners of America.

Gun Group Chief: Liberals Pleased With Boston Bombing

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics

Larry Pratt, executive director of the far-right Gun Owners of America group, recently weighed in on the aftermath of last week's bombing in Boston, c...

"Sheriffs, Put on Your Badges and Arrest the Feds!"

Jason Salzman | Posted 06.18.2013 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Are they trying to appeal to the three people who fear that workers from Department of Education are the Men in Black outside the window?

WATCH: Chris Matthews' Heated Clash WIth Gun Advocate

Posted 04.05.2013 | Media

Chris Matthews found himself in a heated clash with Gun Owners of America executive director Larry Platt on his Thursday MSNBC show. Matthews opene...

Gun Advocate Jabs Obama, Suggests 'Angry Liberals Should Not Have Guns'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics

Larry Pratt, executive director of gun advocacy group Gun Owners of America, spoke before a Louisiana tea party group last month and mockingly suggest...

The Art of Race War: Larry Pratt & Wayne LaPierre

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

By exploiting racial fears, these demagogues may be helping their narrow cause, but they are poisoning the very idea of America -- a pluralistic society that is built on trust and responsibility.

The NRA and the Myth of the 20-Minute Police Response Time at Sandy Hook

Eric Boehlert | Posted 04.07.2013 | Media
Eric Boehlert

In the wake of the Newtown shooting, LaPierre bemoaned the fact kids aren't safe at school, in part because it takes police 15 to 20 minutes to respond to a deadly shooting like the one in Connecticut. But that's not true.

Guns: Screaming in Silence Is No Longer an Option

Miles J. Zaremski | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics
Miles J. Zaremski

So to say that more guns in America, even with concealed carry, means less deaths and violence is false and a product of gun manufacturers and their fronting lobbyists like the NRA wanting merely to see more guns sold to boost profits. Why is the profit motive important?

What We Should Tell the Gun Lobby and Producers/Editors

Jim Sleeper | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics
Jim Sleeper

Absent a better politics, it's hard to imagine what might change the climate at a lot of local TV news shows that play up every nasty crime, or among the producers of internet games. We have to make them realize that they're doing something to kids and to our society that, as parents, and citizens, they're already living to regret.

Christina Wilkie

Top Gun Lobbyist Calls Out NRA For Hiding In 'Possum Mode' | Christina Wilkie | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mike Hammond, chief counsel for the powerful gun lobbying group Gun Owners of America said the National Rifle Association, the nation's ...

What Do the Second Amendment Rallies Tell Us About the Gun Rights Movement?

Josh Horwitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Horwitz

There is now a segment within the gun rights community that is hostile to all progressive interests and believes it has a right to use firearms to counter the results of our democratic process.

A Vote For Guns Is A Vote For "Family Values"

Michele Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michele Swenson

Guns have been transformed into an article of faith by Christian idealogues like Pat Robertson, who anticipates an "epic struggle" to restore God's intent of national control to "gun-bearing Christians."