Larry Pratt, head of Gun Owners of America, recently compared President Obama to King George III (for the second time) during an interview with the UKâ€™s Channel 4 News (video below).
According to RightWingWatch.org, Pratt claimed that Americans donâ€™t accept the â€śstatistical argumentâ€ť that a lack of gun control causes higher levels of gun violence.
Prat did not mention that polls show that most Americans do support background checks and banning assault weapons.
â€śWhen the colonists said youâ€™ve become a tyrant, stop it, and when he wouldnâ€™t stop, we shot, and we got rid of your king,â€ť Pratt said. "President Obama should remember King George IIIâ€™s experience as he seems to forget that he was democratically elected.â€ť
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However, the American colonists did not get rid of King George III, who actually stepped down in 1820, long after the Revolutionary War, due to a blood disease called 'porphyria.'
Pratt also claimed that people are â€śalready being encouraged by the Presidentâ€™s actions and his words to go and buy firearms."
Pratt said that he is â€śnot calling the President a tyrant yet, but the President certainly has indicated he has a low regard for the law and a low regard for the Constitution,â€ť but Pratt did not provide any evidence to back up his claim.