Larry Pratt: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Larry Pratt: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Larry Pratt, the executive director emeritus of Gun Owners of America, was duped by actor Sacha Baron Cohen into supporting a fake Israeli program to arm kindergartners. The fake program “Kinderguardians” also earned the support of current and former Republican politicians, in part because Cohen had previously secured the endorsement of two men who are leaders in the gun lobby, including Pratt. However, that’s hardly Larry Pratt’s first brush with controversy. Over the years, an old Rolling Stone article noted, Larry Pratt’s critics have called him “extreme, radical, pernicious, creepy, dogged, effective.” According to Rolling Stone, Pratt “built the model for a gun-rights movement that has transformed the landscape of American gun politics.” The Southern Poverty Law Center says that Larry Pratt “stands at the intersection of guns and Jesus, lobbying for absolutely unrestricted distribution of firearms while advocating a theocratic society based upon Old Testament civil and religious laws.” The group alleges that he has appeared at a gathering with militia groups and white supremacists. Who is Larry Pratt? Here’s what you need to know: 1. Larry Pratt Once Held Elective Office in Virginia & Ran an ‘English First’ Group Larry Pratt has held positions in far right organizations, and he also once held political office. Pratt “has held elective office in the state legislature of Virginia, serving in the House of Delegates,” h is bio says . “Pratt directs a number of other public interest organizations and serves as the Vice-Chairman of the American Institute for Cancer […]

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