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Anti-gun activist threatens to shoot GOP senator & the NRA

Yesterday, the State of Connecticut Judiciary Committee conducted a public hearing in Hartford to discuss tougher gun laws following the accidental shooting death of a teenage boy. Ethan Song, 15, accidentally shot himself with a gun belonging to his friend’s father.

As reported by the Daily Caller, a variety of gun control measures were discussed, including:

  • Safe storage of fire arms in the home.
  • A measure requiring anyone open-carrying a firearm to produce a permit if asked by police.
  • A move to regulate “ghost guns” or 3-D printed firearms and components.
  • A bill prohibiting cities and towns to enact their own firearms laws

Blind to her hypocrisy and the irony of the situation, an anti-gun activist threatened to shoot the place up and had to be removed from the hearing.

As reported by WTNH News8’s chief political correspondent Mark Davis in a tweet:

Woman expelled from gun hearing after being seen sending this text about a state lawmaker.

The woman’s text message reads:

If I had a gun, I’d blow away Sampson and a large group of NRA.

Republican Connecticut State Senator Rob Sampson is a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment and defender of the NRA (National Rifles Association).

Threatening government officials of the United States is a felony under federal law:

  • Threatening the President of the United States is a felony under 18 U.S.C. § 871, punishable by up to 5 years of imprisonment, and is investigated by the U.S. Secret Service.
  • Threatening other officials, such as State Senator Rob Sampson, is a Class C or D felony, usually carrying maximum penalties of 5 or 10 years under 18 U.S.C. § 875, 18 U.S.C. § 876 and other statutes, and is investigated by the FBI.

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