November 28, 2013 1:34 pm -

larry-pratt-bible-gunsThere are some days when this stuff just writes itself, especially when Larry Pratt, the chairman of Gun Owners of America, is the one doing the talking:

Gun Owners of America Executive Director Larry Pratt recently warned unarmed Americans that he had found firearms in the Bible, and that was proof that God was “judging” unarmed Americans and “blessing” the gun owners.

In video obtained by Right Wing Watch of Pratt speaking to at an Oklahoma Second Amendment Association breakfast sponsored by the Tulsa 912 Project earlier this month, he argued that gun control laws were a way that “we will know we are under God’s judgement.”

He pointed to a story in the Book of Samuel, where only two men in Israel had a sword “as a result of their sinfulness.”

“Finally in his mercy, God enables them to win in a battle and rearm,” Pratt explained. “But that must have been one nasty battle, to go into battle with with only two guys with a gun! And everybody else empty handed. So, I would submit that we should not go into battle empty handed.”

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.