Leader Of Powerful Gun Group: ‘The 2nd Amendment Was Designed For’ Obama (AUDIO)

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The executive director of a powerful pro-gun group said in an interview earlier this year that “the Second Amendment was designed for” people like President Obama, who he described as “tyrannical.”

The comments by Larry Pratt of the prominent Gun Owners of America were surfaced on Thursday by the organization Right Wing Watch. The gun rights advocate reportedly made the comments in April during an interview on the conservative radio show “The News with Views,” where he addressed Congress’ attempts to restrict armor-piercing bullets.

“The Second Amendment was designed for people just like the President and his administration,” Pratt told radio host Roger Fredinburg. “And yes, if the New York Times and the Rolling Stone, and whoever else wants to have a hissy fit, yes, our guns are in our hands for people like those in our government right now that think they wanna go tyrannical on us, we’ve got something for ‘em. That’s what it’s all about.”

“The Second Amendment’s not about hunting, it’s not about target shooting, it’s about Democrats who want to take our rights,” Pratt said.

Gun Owners of America is a forceful gun lobby group whose views fall far to the right of the better-known National Rifle Association. The group was credited with helping derail the last major gun control push in Congress in 2013.

Listen to the audio below, from Right Wing Watch:

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