Gun Owners of America executive director Larry Pratt spoke at a rally on May 11 in Morrisville, Pennsylvania, where he warned that immigrants would take guns away from Americans (video below).
“Why do we care about an immigration bill?” said Pratt. “Well, frankly, it’s a matter of numbers. If you bring in a whole bunch of Democrats into the country, most of them are going to vote to take away our guns. And in a few years, that’s exactly what would happen.”
“So, we don’t want the other problems that come with that, but just from a Second Amendment point of view, we have a dog in that fight and it’s important that we keep that bill down.”
According to RightWingWatch.org, Pratt hopes that Republicans will block the immigration reform bill, but some in the GOP believe they must support the proposed law or continue to lose the Latino vote.
The Senate Judiciary Committee approved the immigration reform bill on Tuesday, reports Reuters. A full Senate vote is expected next month.