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Sat Jan 19, 2013, 01:35 PM

Congressman Receives Threats From Gun Advocates Warning Him To ‘Watch His Back’

Congressman Receives Threats From Gun Advocates Warning Him To ‘Watch His Back’

By Igor Volsky

Rep. Rick Nolan (D-MN), gun safety advocate who represents “real gun country,” told MSNBC’s Chris Hayes on Saturday that his office is receiving anonymous threats, warning the Congressman to watch his back.

“I have never, ever in all my life feared for my security, and I’m not fearful of it now,” Nolan began. “But I’m a little more than I ever had been before. We’ve been getting a lot of not very thinly veiled threats and calls into my office. You know, things like, ‘you tell Nolan he better watch his back’”:

NOLAN: Nobody has actually come out and said they’re 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. I’m a little nervous about it. I’ve never been nervous before. (The NRA) are very toxic in the effect they’re having on the American public.

Watch it:

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Nolan added that during his Congressional campaign, NRA Executive Vice President and CEO Wayne LaPierre, crisscrossed his district telling voters with hunting licenses that he “is going to take your guns away.”

Since the shooting in Newton, Connecticut, the NRA’s efforts have only intensified. The organization cast its opposition to President Obama’s gun safety regulations as “the fight of the century,” circulating a letter characterizing Obama’s proposals as “about banning your guns … PERIOD!” “Barack Obama, Joe Biden and their gun ban allies in Congress only want to BLAME you, VILIFY you, BULLY you, and STRIP you of your Second Amendment freedoms,” the letter says. NRA President David Keene even blamed Obama for the death threats the organization received.

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http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2013/01/19/1473781/congressman-receives-threats-from-gun-advocates-warning-him-to-watch-his-back/



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Reply Congressman Receives Threats From Gun Advocates Warning Him To ‘Watch His Back’ (Original post)
ProSense Jan 2013 OP
47of74 Jan 2013 #1
southernyankeebelle Jan 2013 #2
kardonb Jan 2013 #20
southernyankeebelle Jan 2013 #22
patrice Jan 2013 #3
patrice Jan 2013 #4
phantom power Jan 2013 #5
bunnies Jan 2013 #6
cantbeserious Jan 2013 #8
Tierra_y_Libertad Jan 2013 #7
99th_Monkey Jan 2013 #9
MotherPetrie Jan 2013 #10
NYC Liberal Jan 2013 #11
Cleita Jan 2013 #12
glinda Jan 2013 #13
SomeGuyInEagan Jan 2013 #14
Coolest Ranger Jan 2013 #15
bulloney Jan 2013 #16
Wednesdays Jan 2013 #24
Hulk Jan 2013 #17
NewJeffCT Jan 2013 #18
dorkulon Jan 2013 #19
jpak Jan 2013 #21
Robyn66 Jan 2013 #23

Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 01:36 PM

1. I hope these threats were turned over to the Capitol Police

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 01:46 PM

2. God help us. These are the people who don't want any gun control. OMG these fruit loops

 

are walking in the streets.

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 04:38 PM

20. godhelpus

demented psychopaths , the lot of them .

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Response to kardonb (Reply #20)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 04:42 PM

22. They certainly are delusional and delusional in a group of think like people just is frightening.

 

I wish they would stop and think. But am afraid they are past that. I think Limpy, rightwing radio and Fox News should be proscuted if a civil war in the country breaks out.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 02:18 PM

3. Tell me that there's NO ONE amongst the NRA's disciples who will kill for guns and NO other "reason"

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 02:20 PM

4. LaPierre is protecting his Fast-and-Furious style BUSHMASTER markets for further development by MIC.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 02:40 PM

5. I wonder if these nut jobs realize that they're just reinforcing arguments for gun regulation?

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 02:56 PM

6. Ah yes. Our "well regulated militia" in action.

Just as the founding fathers intended.

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Response to bunnies (Reply #6)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 03:22 PM

8. Yes - With The NRA And LaPierre As Training Coordinators

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 03:10 PM

7. What's hilariously ironic is that those making the threats consider themselves "Real Men".

Instead of the cringing wusses they really are without their guns.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 03:37 PM

9. Nothing like DOING the very thing gun laws would try to prevent to prevent gun laws

By threatening to assassinate a US Congressman, they are literally proving
the need to reign all this madness in a bit, with sane gun laws.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 03:46 PM

10. Foul beasts

 

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 03:47 PM

11. Gun owners making their case that guns aren't a threat by using guns to threaten violence.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 03:47 PM

12. That whole segment with those Reps was very eye opening as to

just how dysfunctional the Republican led House is.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 03:53 PM

13. Gov. Dayton should provide him security. Nolan represents me now and I want him safe.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 03:54 PM

14. "Pine County sheriff ‘will not enforce’ further federal gun regulations" from Nolan's MN 8th CD

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 03:56 PM

15. I hope the FBI is looking into this

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 04:09 PM

16. Funny how these people who claim to be so concerned about their Second Amendment rights

don't seem to care about protecting others' rights under the First or any other amendment of the Constitution. It's as though the Second Amendment is the only one that exists.

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Response to bulloney (Reply #16)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 06:11 PM

24. Well, that and the 10th amendment

Which they wrap themselves in while screeching, "State's rights! State's rights!"

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 04:13 PM

17. Hope they can find this scum bag....

These threats are above and beyond a reasonable response to differing opinions on the issue. What low life scum-suckers.

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Response to Hulk (Reply #17)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 04:34 PM

18. scum bag or bags?

I'm guessing there are more than one.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 04:37 PM

19. There are plenty of incitements to violence and murderous threats on Freerepublic.com alone. nt

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 04:39 PM

21. Gun nut douchebaggery on full display

Make terror threats against Congressfolk - get charged with a felony.

Get convicted.

Lose yer guns.

Problem Solved.

yup

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 05:21 PM

23. I love how the "responsible gun owners" are coming out of the woodwork

Threats of violence are everywhere. People are behaving in threatening ways, brandishing guns in stores, threatening to start "killing people" if this is why the second amendment should be protected I for one am not impressed. I would love to see guns taken away from these wackos!

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