Pratt was interviewed by Dean sidekick Jake McAuley on Saturday's Sons of Liberty Radio show, part of a two-day rant about Sandy Hook being a "stage shooting."
Not only does Dean think that Sandy Hook was staged in order to gain publics sympathy for gun control, but his co-host spent air time with Pratt swapping Old Testament "biblical perspectives" about how God so does not want gun control.
Pratt, who earned the Gawker headline Executive Director of Gun Owners of America Says Armed Teachers Would Have Stopped Newtown Shooting after he also insisted that "Gun control supporters have the blood of little children on their hands," has been a guest on Dean's show before.
For his part, Dean gained notoriety when his anti-Obama opening prayer in the Minnesota House, delivered the morning which the since-failed marriage amendment was slated to be taken up, was stricken from the record. An attempt to sue MSNBC host Rachel Maddow for defamation also caught the media's fancy--while Dean was ordered to pay legal fees, the last we heard.
Shrieking about "staged shooting"
One anti-gun control conspiracy narrative floating around--and first introduced to Bluestem by acquaintances on the very left, although the story's more present on the fringy right--is the "staged shooting" meme that predates Newtown. It's this decade's version of the "9-11 Truther" tale, though told on a less grand scale.
While the 9-11 Truthers insist that former President Bush was in on the plot to fly airplanes into the Twin Towers, the "Staged Shooting" storytellers fancy that the Obama administration is setting up the spree shootings of the past months, the better to confiscate all guns, sign the UN gun treaty, or both.
Sure, that's pure malarkey. It's also the shinola pitched by toxic metal Christian rocker, homophobe, and radio talker Bradlee Dean and captured by Bradlee Dean Info keeper Ken Avidor in two posts AUDIO: Bradlee Dean Suspects Obama/U.N. Conspiracy Staged School Shooting to Disarm Americans and Bradlee Dean Doubles Down on Allegation Obama/U.N. Anti-Gun Conspiracy Behind Mass Shootings.
Go check both post out at Bradlee Dean Info. Here's one of the videos:
Biblical view: God ignores the weapon
After an introduction, and Pratt hold forth on the notion that gun free zones are catnip for spree shooters and the only solution is arm the victims--presumably, adults rather that first graders. Just before Dean's co-host Jake McAuley and Pratt close with a chat about how Obama will so unilaterally order gun dealers to stop stealing shit, they talk about how gun control violates God's values, using the story of Abel and Cain to establish what God wants in contemporary American gun policy.
Here's a transcript of the exchange:
JAKE: Now Larry, a lot of people listening right now are Christians and a lot of people probably aren't, but I want to give the biblical perspective, because that's what you do at Gun Owners Dot Org, you include that, which is different from some of the other gun lobbies, and I think the basis is the biblical basis of our Constitution is what insures our rights. Where it's not biblically based, it won't insure our rights, it will take them from us.
I recall the story of Cain and Abel when Cain came up to his brother and killed him. Now, it doesn't say what the weapon was, but did God say, did He legislate then at that point, okay, from now on, no more weapons for anybody?
PRATT: I think that's a very significant point. Right up front at the beginning of the history of man, we have this crime committed, and God ignores--He's obviously aware of--but He ignores whatever the weapon that was used, and He deals with Cain and He punishes Cain for what Cain did and He doesn't come back and say "And also, none of these rocks anymore, none of these plows, whatever it might have been. That's not the way you deal with crime. You deal with the recognition that the human heart is sinful, it's going to do bad things,and so you have to deal with crime from that point of view.
And that should be a lesson to our modern jurisprudence system. We shouldn't be fiddling around with whether you and I can be carrying this or that kind of a gun in this or that place in our society. We ought to be dealing with, okay, if you abuse that lethal force that you're able to carry, these will be the penalties.
JAKE: That's right, crime, God ultimately punishes crime.. .
Here's Bluestem's audio clip of the radio exchange:
Pratt endorsed what freaks out small-town Iowans
It's not just guns that Pratt wants in the classrooms. According to the blurb page for Dean's "My War" presentation, the GOA executive director also wants his toxic metal pal in the schools:
How wonderful that Bradlee Dean is able to get the message of My War into high schools around the country. Equally exciting is that he sees students receiving his explanation of what made America free, strong and prosperous.
Larry Pratt, Gun Owners of America
In March, Dean's visit to a high school in Dunkerton, IA created an uproar. Iowa station KWWL 7 reported in Controversial group making return visit to Dunkerton:
Students say the assembly started well. The band played some great music and most students agreed with their message.
"They were a rock band, and they talked about music that had bad influences on kids," said high school junior Kenzley Ricklefs.
But then things took an unexpected turn. The group switched their message from music, to negative opinions about the gay, lesbian, and transgendered community.
"They started talking about homosexuality, and that's when I really got offended," Manahl said. "I got a little emotional. I wanted to walk out. But I'm like -- keep your calm, listen to what they have to say."
Then they split into smaller groups -- girls, boys, and teachers. The guys got a lesson in the constitution and Christianity. The conversation in the girls group was very different.
"I'm a Christian, so I believe in most of the things that they said. Like, they talked about if you're unpure in your past, it's your past. You can create a new future for yourself," senior Ashley Satterlee said.
Satterlee and her friends believe some of the younger kids could learn a lot from the discussion about respecting your body and saving yourself for marriage. But other students say this and a strong pro-life, anti-abortion message, went too far for a public school.
"That's not something you should force down someone's throat. They called me out because I wasn't participating because I didn't believe what they wanted me to believe in, and they forced me to participate," Ricklefs said.
The superintendent said all of this is shocking and goes against his district's mission of acceptance and tolerance."Where did that come from? That's not what we were anticipating, and when we called the other schools where they had been, why wasn't this mentioned?" Stanton said. . . .
UPDATE: Four days before the school shootings, three of Dean's various twitter accounts posted Pratt's endorsements:
"How wonderful that Bradlee Dean is able to get the message of My War into High Schools around the USA!" Larry Pratt shop.youcanruninternational.com/SearchResults.…— SchoolOfHardKnocks (@Street_Ministry) December 10, 2012
"How wonderful that Bradlee Dean is able to get the message of My War into High Schools around the USA!" Larry Pratt shop.youcanruninternational.com/SearchResults.…— Sons Of Liberty (@SOLMedia1) December 10, 2012
"How wonderful that Bradlee Dean is able to get the message of My War into High Schools around the USA!" Larry Pratt shop.youcanruninternational.com/SearchResults.…— YouCanRunIntl (@YouCanRunIntl) December 10, 2012
Photo: Larry Pratt, GOA executive director and huge Bradlee Dean fan.
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