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Topic - Larry Pratt
A congressman is trying to outgun a sitting senator with an impeccable record shows how important the Second Amendment and gun control is in the nation’s second-largest state.
Freedom to travel with arms would unlock the Second Amendment
One year after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., all sides of the debate — from President Obama and single-issue groups led by outgoing New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and others to powerful gun advocacy voices — sound much the same as they did 12 months ago in the immediate aftermath of one of the worst shootings in American history.
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."
"This massive privacy invasion on veterans' psychiatric records will be used as a predicate to grabbing their guns," Mr. Pratt said of the health care law. "We think it is pretty major because it's a backdoor issue that has to be explained, and already there's knocking on doors."
Larry Pratt, told me in an interview Wednesday that the reduction was a result of the Texas senator's opposition to fellow Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz's filibuster over defunding Obamacare back in October.