Pratt’s position on 2nd Amd and politicians’ fear is only morally defensible one

As National Gun Rights Examiner David Codrea noted Friday, rabidly anti-gun Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) wants Gun Owners of America Executive Director Larry Pratt “investigated,” for remarks Pratt made in an interview for still another anti-gun hit piece in Rolling Stone magazine. According to an article in The Hill, Maloney is especially worried about a passage that begins as follows:

“The Second Amendment is not for hunting, it’s not even for self-defense,” Pratt explained in his Leadership Institute talk. Rather, it is “for restraining tyrannical tendencies in government … Especially those in the liberal, tyrannical end of the spectrum.”

A fundraising email from former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords’ (D-AZ) virulently anti-gun group, “Americans for Responsible Solutions,” focused its umbrage on a later portion of the same passage (emphasis in ARS email):

“A Congresswoman from New York said she was afraid that a member of the Gun Owners of America, a group led by a man named Larry Pratt, would want to shoot her for wanting to strengthen gun laws, according to Rolling Stone.

In response, Pratt said that “he’s glad it’s in the back of their minds” that elected officials fear gun violence from activists. “Hopefully they’ll behave.”

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