Ladd Everitt, Comm. Dir of CSGV:
Even excusing the whole 'granting rights' nonsense, in reality though, he's not really 'pro-government', otherwise he would support the decisions by the overwhelming majority of constitutionally elected state legislatures to pass concealed carry laws, Castle Doctrine, etc. as the legitimate will of the people. Instead he opposes them with every fiber of his being, justifying his opposition as being bought and paid for by the NRA and relying on bought and paid for push polls.
Yet he has acted as an apologist for the Gov't even when they commit criminal acts resulting in the deaths of countless Mexican civilians and at least one federal agent, Brian Terry (again blaming it on the NRA) . He supports the restricting of civil rights based upon secret lists w/ the removal of Due Process and has called for the imprisonment/execution of people who oppose the current administration's agenda.
What he really is isn't 'pro-government but instead is 'pro-authoritarian', giving power to the gov't that supports his personal agenda no matter the consequences to civil liberties and rights.
Ladd and his ilk would have proudly worn red 240 years ago, calling Madison, Hamilton, Washington, Revere etc. 'insurrectionists' and 'traitors' to their rightful King while informing on their patriot neighbors to the royal authorities.