Not Just The NRA: Former ALEC Leader, The Head Of Gun Owners Of America, Sides With Shooter Of Trayvon MartinQuicklink submitted by Amanda Lang Permalink
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|The executive director of Gun Owners of America Larry Pratt has hit the airwaves with a rare defense of George Zimmerman, the 28-year-old man who shot and killed unarmed African-American high school student Trayvon Martin. Prosecutors and law enforcement in Florida have cited Florida's 'stand your ground' (aka 'shoot first') law, which was conceived by the National Rifle Association and ratified by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). Pratt is a former ALEC board member and notorious for racially-charged rhetoric. Pratt's relationship with ALEC began in 1978, when ALEC began an effort to oppose a constitutional amendment giving the District of Columbia full voting rights in Congress...|
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