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Gun Lobbyist Larry Pratt: ‘The 2nd Amendment Gives Me a Right to Threaten the Prez’

Gun lobbyist Larry Pratt is known for his controversial remarks and anti-Obama rhetoric.

Most famously, he announced that politicians should have a “healthy fear” of getting shot because, “hopefully they’ll behave.”

He also seems obsessed with the idea that Obama is trying to start a race war.

Yet when liberal host Alan Colmes had him on his show recently, the Guns of America leader showed no signs that he planned to stand down from his threatening talk.

In fact, he said it was his right as a gun owner to keep politicians on their toes.

Commenting on the threats he has made to politicians, Pratt said, “that’s what the Second Amendment is all about. Otherwise I’m not quite sure how we restrain them.”

He also cited the standoff at the Bundy Ranch as a case when gun owning citizens stopped the government from “imposing their will tyrannically.”

Colmes then asked Pratt to respond to remarks he had made earlier about Obama and race wars, most notably when Pratt predicted Obama would, “put together a racial force to go against an opposite race resistance, basically a black force to go against a white resistance”

Pratt further suggested that those so-called Presidential black forces would result in violence between “Christian, heterosexual white haves by black, Muslim and/or atheist…black have-nots.”

Amazingly, Pratt told Colmes that his Obama/race wars comment was not actually racist at all even though a race war is “something that the president wouldn’t mind seeing,”

In the gun activist’s view, those liberals who accuse him of racism are just pulling out the “race card” against him and his policies to make him look bad, even if they just had to make stuff up.

“Black force,” he advised Colmes, did not refer to skin color at all, acting like that is the obvious conclusion. It referred to the “the way ninjas dress.”

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