Sunday, January 20, 2013

Dem congressman says he’s received threats over opposition to NRA

Via Don

My heart bleeds........

 

On Saturday’s broadcast of “Up w/Chris Hayes,” Minnesota Democratic Rep. Rick Nolan suggested that the National Rifle Association’s 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 I’m not fearful of it now. But I’m a little more [concerned] 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 him he better watch his back.’ 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. But they are very toxic in the effect they’re having on the American public.”

The NRA endorsed Nolan’s unsuccessful opponent in the 2012 race, then-Republican Rep. Chip Cravaack, and assigned Nolan an “F” rating because of his stance on gun control.

6 comments:

  1. Oh Nolan... just wait awhile. Nervous? You don't even know the meaning of the word yet.

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  2. So there are 80 to 100 MILLION gun owners, and 4+ million NRA members. What a nice scapegoat for them..... I guess that they have not figured out that the great majority of "Gun Holders" think the NRA is not nearly "extreme" enough.... Guess it will come as a big suprise.

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    1. guess that they have not figured out that the great majority of "Gun Holders" think the NRA is not nearly "extreme" enough.... Guess it will come as a big suprise.

      Precisely.

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  3. Kind of reminds me of what was being said about the "Tea Party" not so long ago.

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