5/16/03 GOA Slams Sen. Schumer’s Hypocrisy

GOA Slams Sen. Schumer’s Hypocrisy

For Immediate Release
May 16, 2003
Contact: Ellie McDaniel

“Gun-banning Senator Charles Schumer has displayed incredible hypocrisy when it comes to the Second Amendment,” said Larry Pratt, Executive Director of Gun Owners of America.

“Schumer does not trust Americans to own guns, but that does not keep him from thinking that he is special. Schumer’s elitism justifies his traveling with an armed New York City detective to protect him. Too bad if the rest of us cannot afford to hire armed police detectives.

“It gets to be too much to bear when Schumer protests that he believes in the Second Amendment and the right to bear arms. If Schumer supports the Second Amendment, then Hitler was a Zionist. Schumer wants us to accept the Humpty Dumpty line that ‘words mean what I make them mean.’

“If Schumer supports the Second Amendment, we challenge him to introduce Rep. Hostettler’s H.R. 990 in the Senate. This bill would have each state recognize the concealed carry permits issued by other states the way driver’s licenses are recognized,” Pratt observed.

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Larry Pratt is Executive Director for Gun Owners of America, a national gun lobby with over 300,000 members located at 8001 Forbes Place, Springfield, VA 22151.

Either Larry Pratt or another GOA spokesman is available for press interviews.