Air Date: June 24, 2011
Host: Vic Eliason & Jim Schneider
Larry Pratt is Executive Director of Gun Owners of America. GOA is a national membership organization of 300,000 Americans dedicated to promoting the second amendment freedom to keep and bear arms as they work to provide legal assistance to those involved in lawsuits with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.
This broadcast was an update of an earlier Crosstalk from April that looked at Project Gunrunners, a program that resulted in firearms deliberately ending up in the hands of Mexicans. It’s estimated that 150 people have been murdered by criminals using guns that were traceable back to the United States. This operation may have been an effort to change the attitudes regarding the gun control debate here in America.
Larry also discusses two other issues. The first deals with Andrew Traver. Traver runs the ATF Chicago Office and is President Obama’s nominee to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.
Secondly, Larry commented on the ATF’s celebration of its first gay pride event that took place Wednesday “to recognize the accomplishments and contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans to ATF and the nation, and to promote awareness of the LGBT culture”.
Gun Owners of America
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