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Larry Pratt Said Black Protesters Should be Shot, Among Other Insanities. Does Ted Cruz Agree?

Larry Pratt's Gun Owners of America will host Texas senator and Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz on May 27th.

From Media Matters:

According to an e-mail sent to GOA supporters, Cruz will speak at a "Tele-Town Hall" meeting on May 27. GOA "is surveying and interviewing all of the candidates," but Cruz is the first to agree to address the group. [...]

Cruz, who has received campaign contributions from GOA, previously praised the group as "strong defenders of the Second Amendment."

As you may recall, Pratt said during an interview last week that the citizens of Baltimore and other cities across the country should take it upon themselves to shoot protesters dead so the police don't have to.

Among many other insane things, Pratt also believes President Obama is recruiting a secret army of immigrants and that immigrants will take your guns away by voting for Democrats.

Pratt is also a Sandy Hook truther who believes the massacre of 1st graders was a false flag perpetrated by the government. And, as you might have guessed, he also believes the Aurora, Colorado theater shooting was a false flag.

There are any number of unhinged positions you could ask presidential candidate Ted Cruz if he agrees with them. And he should be asked.

  • Christopher Foxx

    There are any number of unhinged positions you could ask presidential candidate Ted Cruz if he agrees with them. And he should be asked.

    And he won’t be.

  • Axomamma

    Hahaha — Ted Cruz is going to do a tele-interview with these Second Amendment nuts, not appear in person. Can’t imagine why he wouldn’t want to get up close and personal, except that they wouldn’t be allowed to bring their guns and … well, it just might get a little messy before the first “hello.”

  • BillWestern

    Not to be pedantic, but (of course I’ll be pedantic!), a “false flag” is an event that actually occurs but is carried out for spurious motives (Aurora movie theater shooting). Sandy Hook is considered by these nuts to be a “hoax”, not a false flag; they claim that it didn’t happen at all.

    • Toolymegapoopoo

      Depends on which nut you talk to. They cover the entire spectrum of conspiracy theories when it comes to Sandy Hook.

    • JMAshby

      There is more than one Sandy Hook conspiracy theory out there.

    • j hentai

      how is the killing of people wanting to watch “the dark knight rises” a “false flag” operation? personally, i’d consider shooting a bunch of people at the very least a dickish thing to do!

    • Lisa Blake

      Yep ! And they will continue to do so, until it happens in their BACKYARD ! And I mean that literally. In their BACKYARD ! But then if that happens. Alex Jonestown Jones and Glen Beckystan Beck. Will convince them of some NUTTY damn Conspiracy like Michelle Obama , Bo & Sunny, and the White House Butler. Are all running a Covert Operation to take out all Republicans, starting with Puerto Rico. These people are NUTS. And they all lay down with with Dogs like Larry Pratt. And get up with FLEAS. Fleas that even BO & SUNNY don’t have !

  • captkurt

    Conservatives don’t just support the death penalty as punishment for capital murder, they seem to love it as potential punishment for anything that pisses them off sufficiently. I recall a childhood friend, who has veered as far to the right as I have to the left since then, used to be fond of saying “Some people should just be killed.” Ha ha.

    • Christopher Foxx

      “Some people should just be killed.”

      As left leaning as I am, I agree with your friend on the sentiment. But I suspect your friend and I would disagree decidedly on the “who”.

      And Ted Cruz is an idiot.

      • captkurt

        Your suspicions are correct. In response to anti police brutality protesters blocking traffic on an interstate, he commented that the police should just be allowed to shoot a few marchers. Which is probably why he sprung to mind when I read this article.

        • Christopher Foxx

          I’ve found it, sometimes, helpful to take folks like that seriously. That is, to appear to sincerely agree whole heartedly with them and just matter-of-factly expand on exactly what they suggest.

          “Kill some marchers? That could work. In fact, we should extend summary execution to more than just people who are exercising their Constitutional rights. Imagine how much better Congress would work if folks who tried to filibuster our bills could just be removed from office, and then when they complain and protest they could be shot. The only problem is those same people would stand in the way of getting a “shoot-on-sight” law passed so we’d have to have some way to compel them. Maybe get their children to participate in a street demonstration so we could threaten to shoot them unless the shoot-on-sight law was passed.”

          At some point most people (amazingly, not all) start to realize how crazy you are and start to back away from their original position. Even when not fully effective, it’s kinda fun to send their own crazy back at them and drive them sane.

  • muselet

    In 1996, The New York Times reported that Pratt was forced to leave the presidential campaign of Republican Pat Buchanan after it was revealed “that he had spoken at rallies held by leaders of the white supremacist and militia movements” and published articles about guns the magazine of a white supremacist group.

    Larry Pratt was too insane to work for Pat Buchanan. Let that thought roll around in your head for a spell, then remember he’s hosting teleconferences Ted Cruz eagerly agreed to participate in.

    Holy moly.

    –alopecia