Gun lobbyist Larry Pratt: They will take our guns if they pass immigration reform

By Eric W. Dolan
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 23:30 EDT
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Gun Owners of America executive director Larry Pratt warned earlier this month that immigrants would take away American’s guns, Right Wing Watch reported Tuesday.

Speaking at a rally in Pennsylvania, Pratt explained that gun rights advocates needed to defeat comprehensive immigration reform.

“Why do we care about an immigration bill?” he said. “Well, frankly, it’s a matter of numbers. If you bring in a whole bunch of Democrats into the country, most of them are going to vote to take away our guns. And in a few years, that’s exactly what would happen.”

“So, we don’t want the other problems that come with that, but just from a Second Amendment point of view, we have a dog in that fight and it’s important that we keep that bill down.”

Pratt hopes that Republicans will block the immigration reform bill, but the issue has divided the GOP. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 13-5 send the landmark bill to the full Senate on Tuesday.

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Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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