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Unrepentant Fenian Donating Member (707 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-18-11 09:18 PM
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Do you consider this a threat against the President's life?
A friend sent me this link and asked me the same question. Even though the poster didn't use the "word", I think the implication is clear. I suggested that he find new friends.
Here is the first reply to a question about who the President threatened,,,

"actually, our voters can't do crap. the only kind of person that can stop him now is something that begins with "S" and rhymes with "Diaper"

Here is a link to the thread
http://www.thefirearmsforum.com/showthread.php?t=97418

I think it is a threat, thinly veiled, but a threat nonetheless. What do you think?
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Scuba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-18-11 09:19 PM
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1. Not thinly veiled, it's a threat. Call the Secret Service. n/t
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quinnox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-18-11 09:20 PM
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2. Well, lets examine it
In a forum about the subject of firearms, someone says the only person who can stop the president is a sniper, in simple coded language. Yes, I'd say that is a threat and should be reported to the secret service.
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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-18-11 09:23 PM
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3. Yes, its a threat.
Not only find new friends; report this. (Sorry.)
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RB TexLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-18-11 09:27 PM
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No. It's an idiot running her mouth on an internet message board
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virgogal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-18-11 09:27 PM
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4. It's disgraceful,and an obvious threat.
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Liberty Belle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-18-11 09:27 PM
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5. definitely report it to Secret Service and to the FBI.
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WillowTree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-18-11 09:30 PM
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6. My guess it's a tiny little person talking big on the 'Net.
But best to report it to the Feds and let them sort it out. Can't be too careful, after all.
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-18-11 10:42 PM
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13. Exactly.
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JoePhilly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-18-11 09:32 PM
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7. If I recall, the GW Bush administration said "See something, say something".
This looks like a potential threat, so say something.

A short visit from the Secret Service might help this person reevaluate their life choices.
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JustABozoOnThisBus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-18-11 09:39 PM
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8. Not much of a threat, not scary at all
The reply didn't indicate any intent to do anything. It seemed more like a wish that "somebody" would do something. If it's a threat, it's pretty weak.

If I were president, would I feel threatened by this lame post on a forum? Probably not.

But it's in poor taste, and would probably merit a tombstone if it was posted on DU.

:shrug:
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Aerows Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-18-11 09:40 PM
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9. Looks like a threat to me
It's one thing to be frustrated with the voting process and the political process; it's entirely another to suggest shooting elected officials.
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Tumbulu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-18-11 09:43 PM
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10. Yes, report it (nt)
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JDPriestly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-18-11 09:49 PM
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11. Sounds like it could be a threat. But it is probably just a lot of hot air.
Obviously the person making it is ashamed of what he is saying.

I don't want to live in a police state, but I do want my president and his family and all citizens to be safe.
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-18-11 10:12 PM
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12. Needs to be reported to the Secret Service. I'll let them decide whether to worry or not.
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Zoeisright Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-18-11 10:46 PM
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14. Yes it is.
I'm reporting that to the FBI.

https://tips.fbi.gov/
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