GOA’s Erich Pratt Schools CNN Host, Carol Costello On Guns ~ VIDEO

Gun Owners of America’s Defense of Gun Rights on CNN Goes Viral.

GOA's Erich Pratt Schools CNN Host, Carol Costello On Guns ~ VIDEO
GOA's Erich Pratt Schools CNN Host, Carol Costello On Guns ~ VIDEO

Gun Owners of America

Washington, DC -(Ammoland.com)- I was taking some of my children to the batting cages last week when I got the call from a CNN producer.

He wanted me to appear with Carol Costello to discuss gun control in the wake of the Orlando shooting.

When I agreed to join her the following morning, I had no idea then how viral the debate would end up going.

In addition to the original audience that viewed the debate, there have been almost half a million additional viewers on GOA’s social media pages alone.

This doesn’t even include the more than one million views on other websites and social media outlets where they have reposted the debate.

Media comments have run the gamut, saying the CNN host was “embarrassed,” “schooled” or “crushed.”

It’s very likely that MORE PEOPLE have viewed the debate after it originally aired.

But I’d like to get your take on it!

Please, make sure you view it here and let me know what you think — either via email or Facebook.

About Gun Owners of America (GOA)

Gun Owners of America (GOA) is a non-profit lobbying organization formed in 1975 to preserve and defend the Second Amendment rights of gun owners. GOA sees firearms ownership as a freedom issue. `The only no compromise gun lobby in Washington' – Ron Paul.

Visit: www.gunowners.org to Join.

  • 28 thoughts on “GOA’s Erich Pratt Schools CNN Host, Carol Costello On Guns ~ VIDEO

    1. I have nothing to add to the praise given here except, hoorah! About time somebody shut her up.

    2. Saw another article that said m16’s are not legal , along with with anti tank rifles and flame throwers . Ignorance of not knowing NFA laws and the availability when writing articles. Erich did a good job there but need to correct all those others.

    3. Thanks Eric for not allowing her to control only what the left chooses to disclose the half stories

    4. Thank you so much for getting the message in front of more left wingers listening to her program. Even if one or two were convinced to double check their convictions, it was worth it. And a real moral booster for the rest of us.

    5. NRA members must have their facts straight. The liberal press throws out numbers ad nauseam and the average citizen just accepts these distortions of facts as gospel. All of us have a duty to educate the average citizen to the fact that Big Government is using propaganda to disarm honest Americans.
      You want a good law? Noone who is not an American citizen can own a firearm. Noone here on a visa can obtain or possess a firearm; and lastly if an illegal alien is caught in possession of a firearm, he or she should do hard time and then be deported and never allowed to return to this country. Disobey that law and you get hard labor for life.
      Time for our citizenry to stand up and proclaim that the Constitution of the United States is our foundation, never to be changed to suit a government that is afraid of its citizens

      1. I for one say that all laws should be funded and enforced with no exemptions. No ban this firearm, but Dianne Feinstein who authored the bill is exempt, along with union bosses, and media mougils. No one should be exempt, no guns, ammunition, CCW Permits, or the ability to hire or be assigned armed security! That means the Secret Service, and Capitol police must be disbanded and transferred to law enforcement. Plus if the LIBTARDS do ban guns and a single person is killed by a gun they all should be charged with ascessory to murder, and also be held civilly fiancially responsable to the surviving family!

    6. It’s clear that progressives only see the statistics that support their agenda. She didn’t even know about the ones you quoted! Maybe she will change her mind (and maybe swine will levitate).

      1. But Garth? Statistics are a derivitive of and supported by, “evidence”,, both of which liberals don’t understand nor recognize.

        When our dear little miss mentioned that she wasn’t aware of THAT study, her statement should have been more to the effect of, “I’m not aware of ANY study”?

    7. Nice job Mr. Pratt. I am shocked that she let you talk. She had that stupid deer in the head lights look. What are the
      stats for how many of the gang bangers are NRA members / NONE. The libs and lap dog media just plain old suck.

    8. This reminds me, Oath Keepers,III Percenters, WRAM and other Orgs that are organized and properly trained, keep your eyes on Cleveland and the RNC and Philadelphia for the DNC. The police are currently reported as outnumbered.

      All I’m going to say is that if my ass was in a jam, they would be there for me.

      1755 miles from Cleveland and rolling.


    10. She folded up like a worn out ten dollar bill in the rain. Eric COULD have brought up the numbers (I KNOW he knows tham, and they’d perhaps have dumped another dumptruck full on top of her lies) for the murders, part of HER statistics, in Chicago, Baltimore, New York, Detroit… the five highest murder rate cities in the US are places where almost no one can carry their own firearm, yet account for more than half the gun murders in the US each year.

      Could have brought up Canada’s stats on gun deaths….. nearly impossible to own a handgun there, so they are not used in suicides, yet their suicide rate is nearly the same as ours. Folks just find another tool to do the job.

      Remove suicides and big city gun deaths from our national stats, and we end up fifth from the bottom on the world’s tally sheet for gun deaths per 100K people.

      Or consider Australie.. once government stole everyone’s guns and melted them down, crime rates dropped… for a few months. Then they slowly began to rise.. violent crimes against persons, then against property (housebreakings skyrocketed and remain common) Violent crimes are up some 65% above pre-ban rates, and, the REAL surprise.. GUN violence has recently began to climb, and is now higher than it was pre-ban.

      Go and riddle me THAT one, Miss Hoplophobe Reporter Paid By Bloomie.

    11. Any one that wants gun control is Anti-Constitution. Lets start holding these officials accountable. They take an oath and should follow it to the T.

      1. There is no penalty for violating the oath that they took or for promoting legislation that restricts the civil rights of the people. There should be.

        1. Wild Bill, I have to correct you here. For EVERY LAW on the books there IS A PENALTY for viovating that law. The Oath of Office being one of them and it is in fact a HIGH CRIME for violating that oath.

          If you look to your State’s Constitution you should find evidence that a charge of WILLFUL NEGLECT OF STATUTORY DUTY laid against ANY ELECTED OR APPOINTED OFFICIAL is punishable up to and including heavy fines, incarceration and removal from office through Grand Jury Indictment, a process that begins with a Notice and Demang Letter placed against the offending official by ANY U.S. CITIZEN!

          We just need to spend more time re-discovering OUR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES AS A CITIZEN rather than watching sports or finding out what Kim Kardashian is doing with her fat ass?

        2. The charge for violating their oath of office is TREASON a CAPITOL OFFENCE. If WE THE PEOPLE demanded adheranct to the oath of office, and removal from said office, if the office holder refuses to comply, and trial for treason, if found guilty public execution. That would wake up some of out LIBTARDS!

      2. Yes Wild Bill, there is a penalty for violation of the Oath of Office, which is a law. As well, for ANY law on the books there is a penalty for violating that law.

        We the people need to study our responsibilities and duties as Citizens more than we study the responsibilities and duties of Kim Kardashian’s ass oh whatever sports team is on TV at the time.

    12. Thanks Eric, I really enjoyed how you kept it unemotional when she tried to go the drama route on you. The facts withered her arguments down to “I’ll have to go take a look at that”. They’ll probably never invite you back because you know the truth and can present it in a rational manner.

    13. Very nice job by Mr. Eric Pratt, he definitely took Carol Costello to school, but the sad thing is she is very
      uneducated about gun statistics, and if she had the facts in front of her in black and white, she would still
      be parroting what the Bloomberg cronies, and the CNN dolts are feeding her. CNN= (Clinton news network)

    14. The most simple response with the largest effect may have been missed when she asked you how could we be safer when there are still 30,000 deaths. Well, if you are correct that the rate of violence with guns is diminishing then bringing back that statistic could be used to propose that without the help of legally armed citizens, there should (or could) have been instead 40,000 or maybe 50,000 casualties. There is likely to never be “zero” as the world is a dangerous place, always has been, always will be. You do not change the nature of mankind with laws because those laws are only going to be revered by people desiring the end result, the rest will ignore or revolt.

    15. We need to remind these freedom haters about “Fast & Furious ” every chance we get. All strict gun control laws get us is the nightmare that is Chicago. I for one will continue to tenaciously cling to my God and my guns with joy in my heart celebrating Life Liberty and property..

    16. The CNN Mantra:
      “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.”
      Joseph Goebbels
      Propaganda Minister
      Third Reich

    17. Good job Eric. Guess we better add her to the statistics of deaths caused by a firearm owners. She died on camera. Most of these reporters try to “steamroll” over anyone that does not agree with them. She hit a mountain of statistics and a person not afraid to use them in an intellectual manner. Notice how he did not try to get loud. Wonderful example of a law-abiding gun owner.

      1. The only part that was missing out of this hole dialogue was the very last word coming from Eric Pratt saying:) “BOOYAH”!

    18. Well anyone can see what her problem is, she has 46 lbs of air in a 5 lb head….

      1. Wrong! You give her too much credit! she has the vacuum equivlent of 46 pounds of air in a head only capable of holding 5 pounds of air. That much vacuum pretty much sucks out any sensible response. This woman with the ID TEN T virus, admits she has not checked out any study which might disagree with her preconcieved view of “GUN VIOLENCE”! She exhibits the 12 D’s of progressivism!

        Have you heard of the 12 D’s of Progressive ism? See below

        In 1832 Noah Webster stated “[I]f the citizens neglect their duty and place unprincipled men in office, the government will soon be corrupted”.
        The Democratic Party—the so-called progressive party—is not only corrupt but is wedded to what I call:
        The 12 D’s of Progressive ism: Deny, Defy, Distort, Deceive, Discredit, Demonize, Distract, Discourage, Destroy, Do, Disagree, Disclose.
        In this day and age, as politics becomes more and more corrupt, the political tactics recommended by Saul Alinsky have been perfected by today’s progressive democrats. Not only that, they are now widely used by our liberals throughout our celebrity society.We have gone from civil discourse, to uncivil, to corrupt in just three administrations. One can pinpoint when the new tactics started: in the early 90’s during the Clinton’s first presidential campaign as they established a “bimbo eruptions team”. Hillary Clinton, who was the brains of the outfit, used her expertise gained from Saul Alinski’s book “Rules for Radicals” to usher in a whole new strategy on how to deal with opposing individuals and ideas. No doubt her expertise revealed in her college thesis was put to good use as she rewrote the rule book for the Clinton camp.
        Take any politician today, especially a democrat, who gets in trouble and see how many of the 12 D’s they employ. To enable the strategy you need to have a news media that is no longer objective, and panders to those in power, while pushing their own agenda in concert with the politicians. No doubt the mainstream media has sold its soul to the DNC. The media has become the de facto Public Relations arm of the Democrat Party, Obama White House, and liberals in general. Pravda would be proud.
        With the media’s assistance, anytime liberals find themselves in an embarrassing or compromising situation, they simply employ the “12D’s” of progressivism.
        1. DENY: Deny the facts while claiming that the issue in question has nothing to do with the evidence at hand. Common weasel wording includes such lines as: there is an “on-going investigation and I cannot comment on it”. Also deny being part of what has taken place. Bill Clinton’s famous denial ‘I did not have sex with that woman…” is an example of this tactic. Obama’s denials concerning the attack on the consulate in Benghazi, Libya is another example.
        2. DEFY: Display artificial indignation and claim to be a victim, even whenthe opposition has photos, video, recordings and witnesses proving their story to be factual. Then play the beleaguered victim while hurling accusations at the accusers.
        3. DISTORT: Cloud the facts, bend the truth, and blame everything on someone else (e.g. the previous administration). With this tactic it is important to use some facts, but not the whole truth and to bend the truth in the desired direction. Mainstream media surrogates make this easier:
        4. DECEIVE: When necessary, lie. Go on the attack with the most offensive story possible. Offer up counter accusations to throw the opposition off balance. According to Alinski, if your enemy is spending his time defending himself, he can’t pursue accusations against you.
        5. DISCREDIT: Create doubt about the opposition’s integrity, honor, character, proof, witnesses, video, or photos through lies, distortions, and counter-accusations—preferably aided by the mainstream media. Get the media on message with talking points and “Key phrases”.
        6. DEMONIZE: Accuse and label the opposition. Use the old “they want …” line and fill in the blank from the following menu: They want… to starve kids, to take medicine away from old people, pollute the water and air, live large while others starve, keep it all for themselves, let people to die while they profit, etc. Over the past four years the Obama administration has used the following terms to describe the opposition: “malicious”, “insensitive”, “evil”, “hostile”, “threatening, “the enemy”, and “flat earthers” to name just a few. Class warfare is an effective aspect of this tactic.
        7. DISTRACT: Create another crisis such as the fiscal cliff debacle, to distract people from the real story (e.g. Benghazi, etc.). Create a “war on…” women, children, the poor or blame it all on something else such as a video or anything else that will distract observers from the real issue.
        8. DISCOURAGE: Threaten the opposition with dire consequences. Get the media to join in by echoing the threat. To see firsthand this tactic in practice watch CNBC or MSNBC.
        9. DESTROY: Engage in character assassination. Go after any aspect of their life that might be vulnerable—nothing is off limits—and use maximum intimidation while claiming the opposition is “mean spirited” and engages in the “politics of personal destruction.” Divide and conquer the opposition by pitting them against each other.
        10. DO: Press you agenda while the opposition is distracted by your tactics. As the media adds to the distraction by covering your distortions and misdirection, make as much progress advancing your agenda as possible.
        11. DISAGREE: Continue to disagree about the facts no matter what happens. Disagree vehemently and loudly with anyone in the opposition no matter how obvious the validity of their claims may be. Follow Hillary Clinton lead in giving testimony on the Benghazi debacle: pound the table in indignation. Look directly at the camera and with all of the artificial sincerity you can muster, claim your innocence.
        12. Disclose: Acknowledge the facts of the case but only when the trial is over, the election is won, statute of limitations has passed, you don’t think it will matter anymore, or the book deal payoff is big enough. Finally, admit the truth but make light of it as if the matter is of little importance—after all it happened so long ago. Do not admit to any responsibility, and show no remorse.
        These are the tactics that make up the grand strategy of today’s so-called progressive democrats. Observe liberal democrats during Obama’s second term and I believe you will find that Noah Webster was right!

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