Gun lobby exec: If a Dem wins the election, we’ll go to the ‘bullet box’ rather than the ballot box

The Executive Director Emeritus of Gun Owners of America conducted a radio interview where he said that if a Democratic president gets control of the Supreme Court, citizens may have to forsake the ballot box and turn to the “bullet box.”

Appearing on Gun Owners News Hour, Larry Pratt interviewed senior fellow at the American Civil Rights Union Robert Knight who speculated that “if a liberal Democrat is elected president, then there goes the Supreme Court, it could be two, three, four justices, and I think the Second Amendment would be in great peril if that happens.”

Pratt warned that if the Court is too liberal, he and likeminded folks may have to restore “proper constitutional balance” through the “bullet box.”

And at that point, we would have to come to an understanding, which we’ve been sort of taught, it’s been taught out of us, that the courts do not have the last word on what the Constitution is. They decide particular cases, they don’t make law. Their decisions, unlike the Roe v. Wade usurpation, don’t extend to the whole of society, they’re not supposed to. And we may have to reassert that proper constitutional balance, and it may not be pretty. So, I’d much rather have an election where we solve this matter at the ballot box than have to resort to the bullet box.

“Well, there’s impeachment, too,” Knight responded, sounding almost reasonable.

Listen to the audio below, via Right Wing Watch:

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Sky Palma

Before launching DeadState back in 2012, Sky Palma has been blogging about politics, social issues and religion for over a decade. He lives in Los Angeles and also enjoys Brazilian jiu jitsu, chess, music and art.

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