Thousands Of Gun Owners Stand Against Rep. Maloney’s Attacks On Gun Owners of America

Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY)
Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY)
Gun Owners of America
Gun Owners of America

Washington, DC –-( In case you missed it, Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) attacked your Gun Owners of America late last week.

In doing so, Maloney called for Capitol Hill law enforcement to investigate GOA Executive Director Larry Pratt for saying that the Second Amendment is “for restraining tyrannical tendencies in government … especially those in the liberal, tyrannical end of the spectrum.”

In turn, author David Codrea of the Gun Rights Examiner blasted Maloney for her ignorance of the Constitution and for spurning our founding documents. He even went so far as to say that if Maloney is going to investigate Pratt, then she’d better start investigating other gun owners, too.

“Remember the ‘I’m Spartacus!’ scene from the Kubrick movie?” asked Codrea. “In this case, I’m Larry Pratt.

“If the Capitol Police are going to investigate him, they’re going to have to investigate me, too, because I agree with everything he said about the Second Amendment being a last-resort protection against tyranny,” Codrea said.

Over the weekend, thousands upon thousands of gun owners joined Codrea in saying “I’m Larry Pratt,” and they called on Maloney to stop playing partisan politics.

Here are just some of the comments that were posted on GOA’s Facebook page:

  • “It’s a pretty pathetic government that wants someone investigated for believing in and standing up for the Constitution!”
  • “Why doesn’t Rep. Maloney have the Capitol Hill police investigate the myriad of Democrat scandals? Unless… she’s culpable.”
  • “That’s the progressive left mentality for ya… ‘Hey, he believes in rights and doesn’t agree with our views — let’s send in the Gestapo to harass him.’”
  • “They should also investigate George Washington, Thomas Paine, and many of the other Founding Fathers!”

Educating Rep. Maloney on the Constitution

In its official response to Rep. Maloney, GOA stated that what the Founding Fathers believed — and what they printed in the Federalist Papers — is that our freedoms which are protected by the Second Amendment are the final guarantee against a tyrannical government:

  • “If the representatives of the people betray their constituents, there is then no recourse left but in the exertion of that original right of self-defense which is paramount to all positive forms of government, and which against the usurpations of the national rulers may be exerted ….” — Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 28
  • “[The Constitution preserves] the advantage of being armed which Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation [where] the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.” — James Madison, Federalist No. 46

Gun owners know that there are many other similar type comments that were made by our Founding Fathers — from Thomas Jefferson to George Mason to Patrick Henry. Apparently, Mrs. Maloney must have skipped that civics class during high school.

The hypocrisy of Maloney and the anti-gun Left

GOA also noted that there is tremendous hypocrisy in Maloney’s latest attack against Larry Pratt, given that she completely ignores REAL examples of threatened violence by the anti-gun Left.

Can you imagine the outrage if anyone on the Right even joked about shooting the President … or ripping out the Vice-President’s heart (or his hair plugs for that matter) … or slitting a female Representative’s wrists … or putting an anti-gun Governor against the wall to face a firing squad?

All these threats were made against politicians on the Right, but after each vile utterance, Rep. Carolyn Maloney stayed silent. She uttered not a peep.

The silence is deafening!


Maloney’s double-standard

Finally, Rep. Maloney says Larry Pratt’s comments are “reprehensible in light of what happened to my good friend Congresswoman Gabby Giffords.” Well, she is right that what happened to Rep. Giffords was truly reprehensible.

But what she chose to hide from the public is that Giffords was not shot by a conservative activist, but rather by a radical who was a fan of the Communist Manifesto and Mein Kampf.

In other words, he was hardly a right-winger.

The anti-gun Left clearly has a double standard. They excuse their own outbursts of vitriol, but then go apoplectic when the Right hearkens back to statements made by our Founding Fathers.

Gun Owners of America wants to thank those of you who have stood with Larry Pratt over the past few days. If you haven’t yet seen our Facebook posts, then please make sure you get future updates by LIKING the GOA page

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Why no recall? She is playing to her constituents who have the government that they deserve.

Dienekes Lacon

maloney? BALONEY!

sidney crews

can someone please tell me, why are these anti-gun woman so ugly, there must be a reason Semper Fi my friends

Gregory Romeu

The sad danger that we are ignoring is that if these representatives are in office and don’t understand the Constitution in the first place how can they abide by their oath of office? This should be cause for great alarm in the immediate action to have these people removed from office it willful neglect of their statutory duty. Albeit by their being too damn stupid to understand The Constitution in order to perform tbeir duty to this country!


Sound to me like she just proved his point!

roger griggs

It simply amazes me how so many people are so stupid enough to keep voting for SCUM like that !


Unfortunate her husband died because of a mad man who was not even a US Citizen obtained a Ruger P89 9mm pistol in California and made his way to NY City where he boarded a LIRR Commuter Train full of unarmed citizens and fired at anyone he wanted to, finally being subdued after he was attempting to reload another 15 round magazine. That is what got her elected, people felt sorry for her loss, her son was injured by survived and asked for a few min. time in a closed room with the shooter Colin Fergueson who is serving his… Read more »


Of course you realize that Maloney doesn’t read GOA’s Facebook page, and neither does the MSM.

The tsunami of protest is preaching to the choir.

In the media, Pratt looks like a Flat-Earther, Maloney looks ‘enlightened’.


We must remember this is the dingbat who wanted all firearm owners punished instead of the criminal and illegal alien who shot her husband and son on the train. She did not care about the shooter only every other gun owner. This creature may be certifiably nuts.


That’s just a bizarre thing to say. Is she really representative of how far the northeast has diverged from the rest of the country?


What Larry said was right on the money!!!


You should post a warning before you put up anything as assaultive to the eyes and brain as that photo of Medusa. I feel like I need to wash my eyes out with acetone and a wire brush.


Well it looks like another pelosi just came out of the closet, this one is a combination of both pelosi and Frankenstein, she is going to be trouble keep an eye on this one watch what she does next. And to think she is from ny so go figure on that one.


Go figure!!! After years of failed attempts to undermine the Second Amendment, she is attackimg the First. No one should be allowed to speak unless they completely agree with this crusader of injustice. As a matter of fact, she would prefer that you have no thoughts of your own, only decidedly liberal brain dead ideology in your vacuum of a cranium.


What does this crazy bitch want the DC cops to investigate him for ? I think his statement was self explanatory. These candy ass liberals try to see a threat in any critism towards them. I agree with Mr.Pratts statement 100% !