Gun Rights Under Threat

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Air Date: October 13, 2014

Host: Vic Eliason

Guest: Larry Pratt

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Larry Pratt is the executive director of Gun Owners of America.

Larry stopped by the Crosstalk studios once again to bring listeners an update on Second Amendment rights and the methods being used by the opposition to affect change.

One point discussed included troubling legislation out of New York that would permit the seizing of guns because someone is concerned about them. Larry noted that this is not only an offense against the Second Amendment but also the Fifth Amendment because there’s no due process. It’s also a violation of the Fourth Amendment because it wouldn’t require going to court to have an adversarial proceeding and have a judge and/or jury determine that seizing of the guns would be the proper course of action due to the possibility that this person is a danger to himself/herself or others.

In another case, Bill Gates and other billionaires are bankrolling a controversial gun control initiative that will appear on the November 4th ballot in the state of Washington. Initiative 594 would criminalize any handing over of a firearm to anyone. That includes a son, a neighbor or even a roommate. This means that if you were hunting with your son and you wanted him to hold your gun so that you could tie your shoe laces. the handing over of your gun would make both of you felons under this initiative.

At what point does safety through legislation become control? You decide when you listen to Larry as he comments on the latest news affecting gun owners across the nation.

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