Political Cesspool on Virginia Tech Massacre
Posted on: 2007-04-18 19:05:52
Gun Owners of America's Larry Pratt booked
The Political Cesspool announces that Larry Pratt, the Executive Director of the Gun Owners of America, will be joining us for a live interview on Thursday, April 19, beginning at 7:00 PM Central Time. Mr. Pratt was added to our schedule on short notice this week in light of the horrific events that took place on the campus of Virginia Tech.
Echoing our initial reaction which was conveyed on previous programs, Mr. Pratt believes that the senseless acts of murder committed by the young Asian man could have possibly been cut short, or averted altogether, had the student body been granted the right to defend themselves.
We are already seeing liberals howling for more "gun control," when in fact, the exact opposite measure might be the cure. You may read the Gun Owners of America's excellent press release below...
Virginia Tech Shooting -- Gun Bans Are The Problem, Not The Solution
“When will we learn that being defenseless is a bad defense,” asked Larry Pratt, Executive Director of Gun Owners of America?
“All the school shootings that have ended abruptly in the last ten years were stopped because a law-abiding citizen -- a potential victim -- had a gun,” Pratt said.
“The latest school shooting demands an immediate end to the gun-free zone law which leaves the nation’s schools at the mercy of madmen. It is irresponsibly dangerous to tell citizens that they may not have guns at schools. The Virginia Tech shooting shows that killers have no concern about a gun ban when murder is in their hearts.
“Not far from Virginia Tech a killer was stopped at the Appalachian School of Law when two students were able to go off campus to their vehicles and get their guns which they used to subdue the killer. Sadly, not even that awkward defense was available at Virginia Tech.
“Isn’t it interesting that Utah and Oregon are the only two states that allows faculty to carry guns on campus. And isn’t it interesting that you haven’t read about any school or university shootings in Utah or Oregon?. Why not? Because criminals don’t like having their victims shoot back at them,” Pratt said. “That’s why the American people want an end to this ineffective gun ban.”
Pollsters have found that 85% of Americans would find it appropriate for a principal or teacher to use “a gun at school to defend the lives of students” to stop a school massacre (Research 2000 poll).
The words of Virginia Tech spokesman, Larry Hincker, should be haunting him in the wake of the massacre at his school. Last year, a bill was killed in the Virginia legislature to enable those with concealed weapons permits to carry their guns at schools. Hincker said that “I'm sure the university community is appreciative of the General Assembly's actions because this will help parents, students, faculty and visitors feel safe on our campus.”
“Gun Owners of America has called on Congress to repeal its deadly law requiring gun free school zones,” said Pratt. “Likewise, the call has been made to state legislatures to enact legislation enabling people with concealed carry permits to be able to have their weapons with them in schools.”
Listen to Larry Pratt discuss these ideas in more detail when he appears as our on-air guest this Thursday, April 19. The Political Cesspool, America's premier conservative-populist radio program, can be heard each weeknight beginning at 7:00 PM Central Standard Time on AM 1380 WLRM. The live internet stream located on our website makes our programs, and our acclaimed guests, available to listeners around the world.
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