Larry Pratt, the utterly deranged leader of Gun Owners of America, the group that thinks the NRA are too liberal, FFS, delivered one of his usual hysterical and delusional diatribes on Stan Solomon’s radio show, saying that Obamacare is going to take away everyone’s guns (WTF?) and lead to Nazi concentration camps.
Responding to Solomon’s claim that “the Obama administration is working to disarm every veteran” and will use Obamacare to “literally take away the rights of every American to have a firearm,” Pratt alleged that the administration is spearheading “backdoor gun control.”
“They are doing it to the whole country, they field tested it on veterans, and now it’s the whole country,” Pratt said. “We are looking at a major assault on the right to keep and bear arms, it is reminiscent of Nazi Germany, Soviet Russia, where they used doctors as part of their torture routines and got people sent to the camps for improvement of their mental health.”
Many years ago I had the opportunity to have a radio show on the Genesis Communications Network, which broadcasts Alex Jones’ show. My friend Jim Babka had a show on the network and I had appeared on it both as a guest (that was the show on which I debated Larry Klayman about the Terri Schiavo situation) and as a guest host. He decided to end the show and asked if I would like to take it over. I said no, primarily because one of the primary sponsors of the network was Gun Owners of America and they actually played these daily updates from Pratt making all sorts of unhinged claims about things. The rest of the sponsors were either for buying gold or survival supplies. I didn’t want a show with those kinds of commercials playing or to be associated with Pratt in any way. This is exactly why. Even by wingnut standards, this guy is on the outer fringe.