Here is the second article in our Republicans on Parade series, featuring individuals who personify what the Republican Party has become. Today’s honoree is Larry Pratt from Gun Owners of America, chosen because of his views on the transition of power in America.
Larry Pratt of Gun Owners of America once again compared President Obama to King George III during an interview with the UK’s Channel 4 News. He told reporter Matt Frei that Americans don’t accept the “statistical argument” that a lack of gun control is linked to higher levels of gun violence, arguing that the Second Amendment is meant to “keep the government at bay.”
“When the colonists said you’ve become a tyrant, stop it, and when he wouldn’t stop, we shot, and we got rid of your King,” Pratt said, who went on to liken Obama to King George III.
Pratt said that President Obama “should remember King George III’s experience” as he “seems to forget that he was democratically elected.”…
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Here’s the video.
Like far too many Republicans, Pratt zeroes in on his own view of a Constitutional issue, but ignores that the Constitution is clear that we transfer power in this country through elections, not at gun point, which is treason.