Latest Fact-checks on Larry Pratt Larry Pratt stated on December 15, 2016 in a radio interview.: Says President Barack Obama "has not condemned" shootings targeting police. Larry Pratt stated on May 6, 2014 in an interview on 'All in with Chris Hayes': "20 percent of the time (smart guns) won't work." Larry Pratt stated on December 15, 2013 in in comments on Fox's "Fox News Sunday": A gun "background check is futile. Something like 42 (people during the) last year … were prosecuted for trying to buy a gun with a criminal record out of 11 million."