Evil Strikes Again, This Time in Orlando (Guests: Erich Pratt or Larry Pratt or John Velleco)

Evil struck on Sunday morning.  It was the largest shooting massacre on American soil, as 50 people were gunned down at an Orlando bar.

The President is now blaming guns.  The ACLU is blaming Christians.

How ironic that anti-gun liberals never seem to want to blame the actual perpetrator.

The fact is that the killer was filled with hate.  He pledged his support to ISIS while on the phone with 9-1-1.

No amount of gun control would have been able to prevent him from finding instruments to funnel his hatred.

Spokespersons of the 1.5 million-member Gun Owners of America available for interviews on this topic include:

Executive Director Erich Pratt, Executive Director Emeritus Larry Pratt, and Director of Operations John Velleco.

Gun Control Does Not Stop an Evil Heart

Remember how Julio Gonzalez — using matches and gasoline — killed 87 innocent victims in a Bronx bar in 1990?

It’s a sad reminder that the instruments used in crime — such as matches or AR-15s — are not to blame.

No, people with evil intentions are to blame.

And it’s not, as anti-gun liberals claim, the supposed “easy access” to firearms which is responsible for mass murder.

Hundreds of people were murdered or injured by armed Islamic terrorists in Paris last November, despite the fact that France has far stricter gun control laws.

Kenya also has greater restrictions on firearms, but saw 147 students gunned down at a university last year.

And 50 Chinese were murdered last September in a coal mine — not with guns, but with knives.

The President wants more gun control, even though gun control failed to keep people safe on Sunday morning.

Consider that Florida gun owners are not allowed to carry in any establishment that serves alcohol.

So Gun-Free Zones failed.

And the Orlando murderer passed several background checks — he was a licensed security guard — and bought his guns legally.

He was even investigated, and cleared, by the FBI.

So background checks failed.

What does work is allowing the potential victims — that is, the real first responders — to defend themselves with firearms.

Good Guys Stop Mass Shootings

One year ago this month, a disgruntled man was hoping to inflict severe carnage in a Youngstown bar.

Thankfully, there was a bar employee with a concealed carry permit who shot the gunman several times, killing him.

That’s how you stop mass shooters dead in their tracks.

Here’s What We Can Do Together

Gun Owners of America spokesmen are busy doing several media shows today — and we will be doing a Facebook Live appearance later this afternoon.

If you haven’t followed us on Facebook yet, please go here and like our page.  That will allow you to join our “Live” session later today.

And please encourage your pro-gun friends and family to sign up for GOA’s email alerts.

Our rights are already under attack, and so Gun Owners of America will need to alert as many gun owners as possible to the gun control proposals that are already being hatched behind closed doors in our nation’s capital.

And anti-gun politicians on Capitol Hill have been running to microphones today to announce they’ll be pushing new gun control restrictions.

ABOUT ERICH PRATT:

Erich Pratt serves as the Executive Director for Gun Owners of America (GOA), where he has been employed since 1990.

GOA is a national grassroots organization representing more than one million American gun owners dedicated to promoting their 2nd Amendment freedom to keep and bear arms.

GOA lobbies for the pro-gun position in Washington, D.C., and is involved in firearm issues in the states. GOA’s work includes providing legal assistance to those involved in lawsuits with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, the federal firearms law enforcement agency.Er

ich Pratt has appeared on numerous national radio and TV programs such as NBC’s Today Show, MSNBC, CNN and Fox Cable News.

His columns have appeared in newspapers across the country, including USA Today.

In addition to authoring a book, “Bearing Arms: Our Rights, Our Duties & Our Freedoms,” Erich is the author of a civil government textbook, “The Constitutional Recipe for Freedom: Twelve Principles of Liberty Today’s Politicians Don’t Want You to Know.”

Erich Pratt and his wife, Stacy, have eleven children.

ABOUT LARRY PRATT:

Larry Pratt now serves as the Executive Director Emeritus and served as Executive Director of Gun Owners of America for 30 years.

GOA is a national grassroots organization representing more than one million American gun owners dedicated to promoting their 2nd Amendment freedom to keep and bear arms.

GOA lobbies for the pro-gun position in Washington and is involved in firearm issues in the states. GOA’s work includes providing legal assistance to those involved in lawsuits with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, the federal firearms law enforcement agency.

Pratt has appeared on numerous national radio and TV programs such as NBC’s Today Show, CBS’ Good Morning America, CNN’s Crossfire, Larry King Live, and Piers Morgan Show, Fox’s Hannity & Colmes, MSNBC’s Phil Donahue and Dan Abrams show, and many others.

Larry Pratt has debated Congressmen James Traficant, Jr. (D-OH), Charles Rangel (D-NY), Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY), Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), and Vice President Al Gore, among others.

His columns have appeared in newspapers across the country.

Pratt published a book, “Armed People Victorious,” in 1990 and was editor of a book, “Safeguarding Liberty: The Constitution & Militias,” in 1995.
His latest book is “On the Firing Line: Essays in the Defense of Liberty.”
He has held elective office in the state legislature of Virginia, serving in the House of Delegates.

Pratt directs a number of other public interest organizations and serves as the Vice-Chairman of the American Institute for Cancer Research.

ABOUT JOHN VELLECO:

John Velleco is currently the Director of Operations for Gun Owners of America, having served the organization in various roles since 1993.

Along with the entire GOA team, Velleco has taken part in legislative battles such as the passage of arming commercial airline pilots (signed into law in 2002), preventing gun confiscations after natural disasters like hurricane Katrina (signed into law in 2006), repealing the gun ban on National Park Service land (signed into law in 2009), and repealing the gun ban on Amtrak trains (signed into law in 2009).

While legislative responsibilities keep John on Capitol Hill on a regular basis, he has also appeared on various news programs on NBC, ABC, FOX News, CNN and C-Span, in addition to speaking at rallies and events across the country.

John resides in northern Virginia with his wife of 23 years and their five children.

CONTACT: To book interview guests Erich Pratt or Larry Pratt of Gun Owners of America, call Special Guests at: 630-848-0750.

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