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Fri Feb 15, 2013, 04:53 PM

California Lawmaker Pushing Gun Control Got Death Threat


California Lawmaker Pushing Gun Control Got Death Threat

Four weeks ago, California state Sen. Leland Yee (D) got a death threat “unlike any other” he has ever received.

“The author of the email specifically stated that if I did not cease our legislative efforts to stop gun violence that he would assassinate me in or around the Capitol,” Yee said in a statement released Thursday. “He stated that he was a trained sniper and his email detailed certain weapons he possessed.”

Yee said the email “was not a racist rant on my ethnicity or culture, but instead it was very deliberate and specific.” His office immediately notified law enforcement.

Thursday’s statement came after authorities made an arrest in the case. On Tuesday, law enforcement officials arrested Everett Basham, 45, a Silicon Valley engineer, according to The Los Angeles Times.

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Full article here: http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2013/02/gun_control_death_threat.php?ref=fpb



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Tx4obama Feb 2013 OP
derby378 Feb 2013 #1
corylass Feb 2013 #2
Brigid Feb 2013 #3
Tx4obama Feb 2013 #4
frylock Feb 2013 #5
nadinbrzezinski Feb 2013 #6
WillyT Feb 2013 #7

Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 04:57 PM

1. Look...

Even though I've got problems with Yee's stand on gun legislation, that's no reason to take him out.

This would-be assassin should slither back into the desert and pray the FBI never tracks him down.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 05:02 PM

3. Threatening someone with assassination:

Yeah, that's the way to make a point that we don't need gun control.

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Fri Feb 15, 2013, 07:05 PM

4. Several MORE...


Brandon Rittiman @BrandonRittiman

From @MarkFerrandino: Several house D's have gotten death threats amid #Gun debate. Including Fields, Salazar, & Kagan. #COleg

https://twitter.com/BrandonRittiman/status/302549777638383616



Brandon Rittiman @BrandonRittiman

Transcript of threat that Rep. Salazar just read. #GunControl #COleg pic.twitter.com/zcgjr0at

Photo of the threat (transcript) here: https://twitter.com/BrandonRittiman/status/302559180831735808/photo/1

https://twitter.com/BrandonRittiman/status/302559180831735808

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 07:33 PM

5. sounds responsible

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 07:38 PM

6. In the course of work I have met Leeland Yee

He is on the younger side and I hope the person issuing the threats has a long time to consider why he lost his guns.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 07:41 PM

7. K & R !!!


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