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Topic - Larry Pratt
A growing number of senators are trying to quash gun legislation before it even hits the chamber floor as Democrats hold out hope for a compromise and the White House gears up for a weeklong offensive to pressure Congress to act.
Larry Pratt, the executive director of the gun rights group Gun Owners of America, welcomed the idea of a local sheriff defying federal agents who try to come in and enforce new gun controls, saying that "we would immediately fly out and have a banquet in his honor."
"When you're in a snake pit, you kill a snake any time and chance that you get," Mr. Pratt said on C-SPAN's "Newsmakers" that aired Sunday. "When you're dealing with legislation, you take your best shot as soon as you can."
Larry Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners of America, said as many as 13 senators now publicly support a filibuster on the motion to proceed on pending gun legislation, which effectively would block debate on the bill.