Larry Pratt is mentioned in "Land of the Paranoid" in today’s Washington Post:
“As much of the right sees it, the government is planning to incarcerate its enemies (see Beck and Erickson, above), socialize the economy and take away everyone's guns. At the fringe, we have figures like Larry Pratt, executive director of the Gun Owners of America, who told a rally in Washington last April that, ‘We're in a war. The other side knows they are at war, because they started it. They are coming for our freedom, for our money, for our kids, for our property. They are coming for everything because they are a bunch of socialists."
Wednesday, January 12, 2011; A15
Pat Sellers ran for PA 6th District US Congress twice; once in 1996 and again in 2010. Below is an excerpt form the Lancaster Intelligencer Journal concerning Sellers' run for Congress in 1996:
Lancaster Intelligencer JournalLancaster, PA Thursday April 11, 1996House hopeful charged in fight with teenager“Sellers, an electrical worker who trails his opponent in the race, has also come under fire recently for seeking the support of Larry Pratt, a former aide to presidential candidate Pat Buchannan.Pratt is executive director of Gun Owners of America. He left the Buchanan Campaign after the media reported on his ties to the Ku Klux Klan and the white supremacist group Aryan Nation.Pratt has indorsed Sellers and will be the keynote speaker at a fund-raising dinner for Sellers next week.Sellers said the allegations against Pratt are untrue and that he sought Pratt’s support because of his expertise on gun issues.”
“One of the most difficult things to do is to protect someone else's rights or someone else's property when it is of no immediate consequence personally. Unfortunately this indifference is exploited by the thieves and the enemies of liberty to slowly but surely threaten everyone's rights and everyone's property.
This is why supporting the Constitution is so important, because it is the ultimate defense of the individual against the government. Allowing the protections afforded by it to erode now threatens us all. A threat made most poignant when the Democrats gained control of both houses and the Presidency and took that as license to attempt unprecedented acts of theft and denials of liberty.” Patrick Henry Sellers