Pro-Gun Activist Larry Pratt: ‘Gun-Free Zones Are Murder Magnets’ (Video)

| by Sarah Fruchtnicht

Fox News guest Larry Pratt argued Sunday that mass murder will not stop in the U.S. “until we get rid of the laws that prohibit” guns.

Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace asked Pratt, the head of Gun Owners of America, if Congress’ failure to pass new gun control legislation since the massacre at Newtown is a success for the gun lobby.

"We're not really going to be able to talk about a victory until we get rid of the laws that prohibit people from having guns to protect themselves in schools and in other places," Pratt said. "Every one of our mass murders in our country has occurred in places where guns were prohibited."

“So you want to see the legislation that’s out there rolled back?” Wallace asked.

"That is correct, Chris,” Pratt said. “The legislation that is on the books is lethal. It is killing people. All of these gun free zones are murder magnets. We've simply got to get rid of them. It's an illusion that somehow we're going to be safer in a particular area because you can't have a gun, because the bad guy is going to have a gun.”

Pratt previously entertained theories that the Dec. 14, 2012, shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School was a “programmed event” created by the government, according to Media Matters

Sources: Huffington Post, Media Matters