Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the wildest attacks, conspiracy theories, and other loony behavior from the increasingly unhinged right wing. Starting with number five:
5. Larry Pratt
Congressional Republicans may be temporarily moving on from their obsession with preventing Americans from obtaining affordable health care, but the right-wing fringe is not.
On Thursday, Gun Owners of America executive director Larry Pratt continued his long history of saying crazy things on Stan Solomon’s crazy radio show, when he warned that the Affordable Care Act is little more than a backdoor scheme to undermine the Second Amendment.
Responding to Solomon’s claim that Obamacare will “literally take away the rights of every American to have a firearm,” Pratt revealed the horrible truth.
“We are looking at a major assault on the right to keep and bear arms, it is reminiscent of Nazi Germany, Soviet Russia, where they used doctors as part of their torture routines and got people sent to the camps for improvement of their mental health,” Pratt warned.
He later insisted that President Obama will soon force doctors to “submit medical information to the big computers in the sky.”
By adding Obamacare to public education and immigration reform to the long list of government services that he thinks are actually elaborate plans to steal his guns, Pratt once again reminded us of exactly why the mentally disturbed should not have access to firearms.