Larry Pratt joins Adam Camac to discuss the tragic Las Vegas shooting, gun politics in the aftermath of the shooting, gun-free zones, how often guns are used for self-defense purposes, why background checks are not effective, and other gun-related topics.

About the Guest

Mr. Pratt is the Executive Director Emeritus of Gun Owners of America. He is a frequent guest on radio and television programs and previously served in the Virginia legislature. He is the author of Armed People Victorious and On the Firing Line: Essays in the Defense of Liberty and the editor of Safeguarding Liberty: The Constitution and Citizens Militias.

You can follow his work via Gun Owners of America. You can find Gun Owners of America on Facebook and on Twitter.

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Books Mentioned
1. Armed People Victorious by Larry Pratt
2. On the Firing Line: Essays in the Defense of Liberty by Larry Pratt
3. Safeguarding Liberty: The Constitution and Citizens Militias edited by Larry Pratt

Resource Mentioned
1. Gun Owners of America
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115. Gun Terminology and Gun Politics with Larry Pratt (Friday, September 16, 2016)
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