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Top gun lobbyist warns right wingers will use ‘bullet box’ if they can’t win at ballot box

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A gun lobbyist suggested firearms owners should start shooting if a Democrat wins the presidential election and nominates a U.S. Supreme Court justice with whom they disagree.

Larry Pratt, the executive director emeritus of Gun Owners of America and former Virginia lawmaker, warned that Second Amendment rights could be threatened if liberals gain a majority on the high court, reported Right Wing Watch.

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That’s not a particularly unusual position among pro-gun conservatives and candidates who pander to that type of voter — but Pratt’s solution was heinous.

“We would have to come to an understanding, which we’ve been sort of taught, it’s been taught out of us, that the courts do not have the last word on what the Constitution is,” Pratt said this weekend on his “Gun Owners News Hour” radio program. “They decide particular cases, they don’t make law.”

“Their decisions, unlike the Roe v. Wade usurpation, don’t extend to the whole of society, they’re not supposed to, and we may have to reassert that proper constitutional balance, and it may not be pretty,” Pratt continued. “So I’d much rather have an election where we solve this matter at the ballot box than have to resort to the bullet box.”

His guest, Robert Knight, a senior fellow at the American Civil Rights Union, offered another radical — yet constitutionally prescribed — solution.

“Well, there’s impeachment, too,” Knight said.

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Pratt in March hinted at using gun violence against President Barack Obama’s judicial nominee, Merrick Garland, who Republican lawmakers refuse to consider as a replacement for the late Antonin Scalia.

“The Second Amendment is all about people like Judge Garland,” Pratt said.

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