A gun lobbyist suggested firearms owners should start shooting if a Democrat wins the presidential election and nominates a U.S. Supreme Court justice with whom they disagree.
Larry Pratt, the executive director emeritus of Gun Owners of America
and former Virginia lawmaker, warned that Second Amendment rights could
be threatened if liberals gain a majority on the high court, reported Right Wing Watch.
That’s not a particularly unusual position among pro-gun conservatives and candidates who pander to that type of voter — but Pratt’s solution was heinous.
“We would have to come to an understanding, which we’ve been sort of
taught, it’s been taught out of us, that the courts do not have the last
word on what the Constitution is,” Pratt said this weekend on his “Gun
Owners News Hour” radio program. “They decide particular cases, they
don’t make law.”
“Their decisions, unlike the Roe v. Wade usurpation, don’t
extend to the whole of society, they’re not supposed to, and we may have
to reassert that proper constitutional balance, and it may not be
pretty,” Pratt continued. “So I’d much rather have an election where we
solve this matter at the ballot box than have to resort to the bullet
His guest, Robert Knight, a senior fellow at the American Civil
Rights Union, offered another radical — yet constitutionally prescribed —
“Well, there’s impeachment, too,” Knight said.
Pratt in March hinted at using gun violence against President Barack
Obama’s judicial nominee, Merrick Garland, who Republican lawmakers
refuse to consider as a replacement for the late Antonin Scalia.
“The Second Amendment is all about people like Judge Garland,” Pratt said.
Well, here's a newsflash for you , Larry: The Second Amendment applies to us Liberal Democrats just as much as it applies to you rightiwng assholes. I'm an Old Redneck Liberal Democrat and I own enough guns to fill TWO gun safes -- mostly shotguns and rifles along with a fine selection of handguns.
Can you imagine the outrage if a Democrat had threatened violence if an election did not go his way?
I am goddam tired of these biblethumping, gunhumping, shit-for-brains rightwingnutjobs preaching this sort of horseshit. So -- here's my response to Larry Pratt: BRING IT ON YOU BAD MUTHAHFUKAH, BRING IT ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!