Skip to comments.Dem congressman says he’s received threats over opposition to NRA
Posted on 01/19/2013 11:30:45 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
On Saturdays broadcast of Up w/Chris Hayes, Minnesota Democratic Rep. Rick Nolan suggested that the National Rifle Associations rhetoric is at least partially responsible for the increasingly disturbing threats he is receiving from constituents.
I think it would be a mistake to underestimate the kind of toxic effect that the NRA is having, Nolan said. I have never, ever in all my life feared for my security. And Im not fearful of it now. But Im a little more [concerned] than I ever had been before. Weve been getting a lot of not-very-thinly-veiled threats and calls into my office. You know, things like, You tell him he better watch his back. Nobody has actually come out and said theyre gunning for me, but the messages are quite angry, vitriolic and a little bit frightening to people at my front desk who have been taking the calls. Im a little nervous about it. Ive never been nervous before. But they are very toxic in the effect theyre having on the American public.
The NRA endorsed Nolans unsuccessful opponent in the 2012 race, then-Republican Rep. Chip Cravaack, and assigned Nolan an F rating because of his stance on gun control.
The last three or four days of this last campaign, Wayne LaPierre, head of the NRA, was in my district, going town to town with my opponent, he said. Anybody in my district that had ever gotten a hunting license got three or four calls saying, Nolan is going to take your guns away, which is not true. Im a big Second Amendment supporter. I hunt. I fish...
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He should be afraid.
Perhaps the "We're going to come and take your Rights and your stuff" meme has something to do with the threats this person has allegedly received.
To the headline: if it he means someone whats to slap the stupid outta him - I agree.
Here we go with the “crosshairs” and evil right wing again.
Wake up dems, it’s your guys doing the killin’.
Given that Obama has ramped up his campaign apparatus over the gun issue, I'm sure that the Democrats were all given talking points that include saying they've received death threats. This is no different than when the Democrats said they were called the N-word on the Washington Mall after Pelosi strode out through the crowds with her hammer.
It's all a part of Obama's agitprop.
What a scumbag.
He’s toast. : ) Liberals run their mouths when fascist emotions get high, accidently expose the truth and then cry in their beer when the chickens come home to roost.
That’s okay - I’m a gun owning taxpayer and I’m threatened by this government every day.....
He’s totally for the 2nd Amendment, but he’ll vote for...
1) 100% gun registration.
2) Background checks on all gun transactions including ammo.
3) Gun licensing and mandatory training.
4) Extra taxes on guns and ammo.
5) Requirements to carry liability insurance to own guns.
6) Limits on the kinds of guns that can be manufactured, including guns locks keyed to owner’s DNA, fingerprints, etc. (single shot weapons preferred).
7) Requirement to store guns in government approved safes when not in use.
8) Random home inspections and certifications to ensure #7 or...
9) Requirement to store guns in federally owned storage sites.
10) One year waiting list to buy a gun.
11) Limits on the number of guns that can be purchased per year and/or total number that can be owned.
12) Anti-gun curriculum added to schools (children encouraged to report on family).
13) Requirement to send guns back to manufacturers for annual serviceability checks (this one would be a boon for gun manufacturers...)
14) Requirement to file plan prior to transporting any gun across state borders.
15) Requirement to buy government approved container and pay for professional installation in car prior to transporting any gun.
16) Whatever else he can think of to make it extremely difficult to own a gun!
Other than that, you still have the right to bear arms. He totally respects that!
Standard BS from commies when the heat starts getting hot in the kitchen. They start imagining that they are receiving “death threats”. Lighten up Ricky.
He hunts, eh? Hunts for what, hookers and cocaine? I swear if I had a nickel for every anti-gunner who claimed to be a hunter I could quit my job and retire quite comfortably.
If we had any journalists worthy of the name in this country they'd check on these claims.
If they got anything close to a threat there would be an investigation and charges filed, they are lying out their backside.
“increasingly disturbing threats he is receiving “!
Hope he and EVERY mutherfreaken gun grabbing politico is nervous.
The Second Amendment is the Sword of Damacles which hangs over the head of every politician.....the way it was meant to be.
I believe that DHS calls this a "no credible threat" situation...
This is the same thing that came out of the mouth of my oath-waffling sheriff here in Wake County, NC. The 2nd Amendment does not only support the right to keep and bear sporting goods. It is for suppressing tyranny, foreign or domestic, as we all know.
Big 2A supporters don’t belong to the Democrat Party, the party of gun confiscation.
Would anyone listen to a politician that claimed to be opposed to racism, but was a member of the KKK... wait, I guess if you vote Democrat, you would.
“threats he is receiving from constituents.”
He is a member of the House of REPRESENTATIVES. His Duty is to represent the people of his House District. He apparently decided to represent his own agenda and not those of “his constituents”.
The people are voicing their 1st Amendment right on the 2nd Amendment.
Please don’t flame me for this, but a lot of folks here in South Carolina who have driven through Asheville, Charlotte, Chapel Hill, or have heard your governor speak, are convinced that N.C. stands for “New Commieland”.
Rick Who ?
Rally photos here:
“Thats okay - Im a gun owning taxpayer and Im threatened by this government every day.....”
Amen to that. Now he knows how the rest of us feel.
If a clown like Rick Nolan was really a Second Amendment supporter, he would know the purpose of it is to give us a chance to defend ourselves against Rick Nolan.
When will a reporter call these clowns on the carpet as they need to be called.
He should have immediately been asked if he had contacted the FBI about any “not-very-thinly-veiled threats” made to him.
If he has not done so, it is highly likely that he is just imagining threats from innocuous statements, like “I support the Second Amendment” is absolutely not a threat unless you fantasize it to be. Or that he is fabricating the notion of threats against him out of whole cloth, which Democrats have been often known to do.
In any event, since he said he has been “not-very-thinly-veiled threatened” in public, the FBI should be asked as to whether they have pursued such threats.
Threatening federal officials other than the president 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 it is investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, if they become aware of it.
Plus, calls and emails to a congressional office are logged and may likely be recorded, so there should be clear evidence not only of a threat, if such evidence exists, as well as who made it.
Then again, the congressman may be pulling a Tawana Brawley.
“Dem congressman says hes received threats over opposition to NRA”
The only people threatening violence are tolerant liberals and their enablers.
Liberals always make the situation all about them. Lying liers.
She me the proof. DEMS always lie about threats.