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Tue Mar 27, 2012, 06:20 PM

Larry Pratt... NOT JUST A Defender Of George Zimmerman And Exc. Director Of Gun Owners Of America...

Political career

Pratt was elected to the state legislature of Virginia, as a Republican member of the 1981 session of the Virginia House of Delegates, elected from the 19th District in Fairfax County. He was also a Reagan delegate to the 1980 Republican National Convention.

In October 1992, at Estes Park, Colorado, Pratt addressed a three-day meeting of neo-Nazis and Christian Identity adherents organized by Pete Peters in the wake of the Ruby Ridge incident. Pratt shared the stage with Richard Butler and Louis Beam. In 1994, Pratt unsuccessfully ran for a seat in the Nevada State Assembly as a Libertarian, winning 27% of the vote.

In the 1996 U.S. presidential election, Pratt served as a co-chairman of Pat Buchanan's campaign. In February 1996, the liberal Center for Public Integrity issued a report that claimed Pratt spoke at meetings organized by white supremacist and militia leaders. Pratt denied any tie to racism, calling the report a smear aimed at hurting Buchanan before the New Hampshire primary election. However, Pratt was forced to resign his position with the Buchanan campaign.


Pratt also addressed delegates at the 1996 national convention of the U.S. Taxpayers Party (renamed the Constitution Party in 1999).

In Northern Ireland in 2004, Pratt accompanied loyalist and paramilitary sympathizer Willie Frazer on a tour of South Armagh whilst calling for the Protestant population to be routinely armed.

Political organizations

Pratt has founded a variety of organizations, including English First, Gun Owners of America, U.S. Border Control, and Committee to Protect the Family.

Pratt is the president of English First, an organization within the English-only movement. The organization was founded in 1986, and works to pass English Only amendments at both state and federal levels. Pratt also helped found and served as secretary of the Council for Inter-American Security, which was founded in 1976. Pratt has served as a board member of the American Legislative Exchange Council, founded by Paul Weyrich.

Larry Pratt has also been listed as a member of the Council for National Policy (CNP). A January 13, 2001 article in The Guardian explored Pratt's relationship with then-Attorney General nominee John Ashcroft, stating they knew each other from the CNP. The January 11, 2001 edition of TIME Magazine included an article on Pratt and Ashcroft's relationship.

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Pratt used his Committee to Protect the Family organization to raise $150,000 for the anti-abortion group Operation Rescue which paid $50,000 in court-imposed fines.


Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Pratt

Pratt on TYT Friday: http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2012/03/25/451314/gun-owners-defends-zimmerman/




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Reply Larry Pratt... NOT JUST A Defender Of George Zimmerman And Exc. Director Of Gun Owners Of America... (Original post)
WillyT Mar 2012 OP
snagglepuss Mar 2012 #1
WillyT Mar 2012 #2
WillyT Mar 2012 #3
notadmblnd Mar 2012 #4
dmr Mar 2012 #5
WillyT Mar 2012 #6
freshwest Mar 2012 #7
malaise Mar 2012 #9
sabrina 1 Mar 2012 #8

Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Mar 27, 2012, 06:26 PM

1. Zimmerman's father was a VA State Supreme Court judge. Family friend perhaps?

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Response to snagglepuss (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 27, 2012, 06:52 PM

2. Maybe... But Would You Want This Asshole On YOUR Side, Defending YOU ???

My best buddie is a neo-nazi... is not exactly the type of defense that's gonna help Zimmerman.




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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Mar 27, 2012, 08:12 PM

3. Kick !!!

:kick:

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Mar 27, 2012, 08:41 PM

4. recommend. Because people need to see this.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Mar 27, 2012, 09:01 PM

5. You are collecting a wealth of information.

I just kicked your other thread http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002475727

Hope you're coordinating it in your journal.

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Response to dmr (Reply #5)

Tue Mar 27, 2012, 09:27 PM

6. Damn... Good Idea, LOL !!!

I hadn't thought of that...






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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Mar 27, 2012, 11:35 PM

7. So this guy is on the news now? Is no one calling him on this there?

Nobody is bringing this up?

They are holding back the truth and giving these guys legitimacy...


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Response to freshwest (Reply #7)

Wed Mar 28, 2012, 04:44 AM

9. Send the information to Rachel Maddow, Ed Shultz, Olbermann etc n/t

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Wed Mar 28, 2012, 03:20 AM

8. Paul Weyrich, the father of the current brand of Republican. I remember reading about him a

while ago. He played such a big role in what we are seeing today regarding what has become of the Republican Party.

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