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I’m not sure what this has to do with guns, but Larry Pratt, the director of Gun Owners of America, appeared alongside Alex Jones yesterday and claimed that President Obama has special plans in case of a government shutdown.

Speaking with leading conspiracy theorist Alex Jones yesterday, Pratt urged House Republicans to force a shutdown in their futile attempt to defund Obamacare. Pratt noted that “so-called essential” government functions, like the distribution of Social Security checks, continue during a shutdown…that is, unless “somebody as diabolical as our president were to issue an order saying, ‘We don’t have the money to run the electricity for the computers that are generating the Social Security checks, so therefore they’re not going to be able to go out.’”

President Obama will personally issue an order not to deliver Social Security checks. Apparently.

As much as 90 percent of Americans supported the implementation of stricter background checks before purchasing firearms, but in that instance Congress chose not to listen to the American people and instead sided with crackpots like Larry Pratt, a man who says we shouldn’t pass immigration reform because immigrants will vote to take away your guns.

Fast forward to today and members of Congress are using public opinion to justify their reflexive sanctimony on possible military action in Syria now that the view of the public is politically convenient for them.

Generally speaking, when you find yourself on the same side as characters like Larry Pratt on any given issue, that should give you at least a moment of pause.