‘Indigenous people are our best allies’: NRA chief defends NRA’s gun policy

AUSTIN, Texas — A former vice president of the National Rifle Association said Sunday that he had no idea what he was talking about when he defended the group’s gun policies, and suggested that “Indigenous” was an insult.

In a wide-ranging interview on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Larry Pratt, who was vice president for public policy and public affairs at the NRA, said he was speaking in a “general sense” about the organization’s gun-control efforts, and that “I’m not a racist, I’m a white person.”

He also said that his position on gun control is not racist, but that it was not the NRA’s job to decide how Americans view gun ownership.

“I am a white man, I have white privilege, and I’m not racist,” Pratt said.

“I know the difference between an American and an Indian.”

The comments were part of a wide ranging interview in which Pratt defended the NRA by arguing that “indigenous people” are the best allies the organization has.

“We know that they are our greatest allies,” Pratt told host Charlie Rose.

“They have to come together.

I think it’s important to have those kinds of alliances, and we have to have them.

We have to work with them.”

Pratt has said he supports expanding gun rights for all Americans, and he has called for the expansion of background checks on gun sales.

In his interview with Rose, Pratt defended his stance, arguing that the “gun lobby is very much the American version of the NRA,” a position that has drawn criticism from some conservatives who argue that the gun lobby is not only anti-gun but also anti-woman.

“The NRA is very anti-women,” Pratt, 67, said in an interview with CBS’ “Face The Nation.”

“We are a women’s organization,” Pratt continued.

“We do everything we can to make sure that women feel safe, that women are represented and they are represented in leadership positions.

I’m proud of that.”

Pratts’ remarks come amid heightened public scrutiny of the gun industry and the NRA after the shooting death of a Minnesota man at a Minnesota mall.

The Minnesota shooting left one person dead and nine others injured.

The shooting has also fueled a growing call for the federal government to do more to combat gun violence in the United States, and for Congress to pass legislation mandating background checks for gun purchases.