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.

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


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.


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


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.

ed tully

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… Read more »

John Wirts

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… Read more »


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).

Gregory Romeu

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”?

K Karwreck

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.

Gregory Romeu

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.

Gregory Romeu

In other words Eric, give me time go pull my Prada out of my tush?

peewee henson



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… Read more »


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.

Wild Bill

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.

Gregory Romeu

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… Read more »

John Wirts

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!

Gregory Romeu

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.


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.

Chuck M

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)


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… Read more »

Wild Bill

You are right about human nature Tim. When Cain slew Able there was no gun around.


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..


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


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.

Gregory Romeu

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


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

John Wirts

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,… Read more »