National Gun Rights Champion Larry Pratt to Address the Third Southern National Congress
Floyd, Virginia – Thomas Moore, Chairman of the Southern National Congress, announced today that Mr. Larry Pratt, Executive Director of Gun Own ers of America, will be the keynote speaker at the Third Southern National Congress (SNC), which will convene November 12-14, 2010, at Montgomery Bell State Park near Dickson, Tennessee. His address to the SNC Delegates will be “America in Crisis: a Southern Solution.” He will focus the traditional Southern principles of state sovereignty, nullification, and interposition as the only practical and peaceful solution to Federal encroachments on our liberties.
Thomas Moore said, “We’re deeply honored to have Larry Pratt as our keynote speaker at the Third Congress. He has made Gun Owners of America into the most effective and steadfast protector of the Second Amendment rights of Americans, which is the one right that guarantees all the others. GOA is highly resp ected for its principled and uncompromising defense of the right to keep and bear arms. GOA is smaller than some better-known gun rights groups, but thanks to Larry Pratt it is a hundred times more effective. However, Larry Pratt is much more than an expert on gun freedoms. He is a nationally respected leader in the growing effort to restore limited government and the rule of law, which, along with our firearms, safeguards all our freedoms.”
GOA is a non-profit lobbying organization formed in 1975 to preserve the Second Amendment rights of gun owners. GOA sees firearms ownership as a freedom issue and is not satisfied with defending the status quo. Americans have lost many gun rights, and the GOA has taken on the mission to win them back. This is why GOA is considered the "no compromise" gun lobby. From state legislatures and city councils to the United States Congress and the White House, GOA represents the views of gun owners whenever their rights are threatened.
The Southern National Congress is the only representative assembly of Southern citizens that provides an alternative forum to voice their grievances and to restore liberty, justice, and prosperity in the Southern states. It offers Southerners a platform to act in their interests in ways no longer possible in today’s corrupt political process. The SNC seeks to reclaim the great Southern principles of individual liberty and a small central government limited to its enumerated powers, and which is the servant, not the master, of the sovereign people acting through their respective states. These principles have been consistently violated by the Federal Government. Decent, honorable people who love liberty must exercise their sovereignty and create alternative institutions which speak and act for them. This is the principle behind the SNC.
The First Congress, the “Seed Corn Congress,” met in North Carolina in December 2008 with 100 Delegates. T he Second Congress, the “Congress of the Covenant,” met in Alabama in September 2009 with 150 Delegates.
Chairman Moore noted, “New Delegate applications are pouring in daily, and we expect 300 Delegates at the Third Congress in Dickson, Tennessee. We also expect a number of non-Delegate guests to the banquet to hear Larry Pratt, including legislators who sponsored Tennessee’s recent state sovereignty resolution, leaders of various pro-freedom groups like the Campaign for Liberty and Tea Party, local gun-owners, and news media representatives.”
Represented States are Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. Residents of these States who possess good character are invited to apply to become Delegates, without regard to race, sex, or creed. Potential applicants may apply online via this link: .
Those interested in learning more about the SNC should visit the website at . There they will find the various resolutions adopted at the two previous sessions, the Southern National Covenant, and the SNC’s powerful new film, “America in Crisis: a Southern Solution.”
News media representatives wishing to cover the event should contact Mr. D.R. “Doc” Smith of Tennessee at . Other queries about the SNC may be directed to Chairman Thomas Moore at: