Joshua Peters, a state representative from a district in the city of St. Louis, introduced legislation that “…would have made it illegal for someone living in the City of St. Louis to own certain firearms.” Now he reports via ksdk.com that he has withdrawn the bill after receiving death threats via email. “As for the people who sent the emails, Representative Peters says he’s moving on and does not plan turn the matter over to police.” OK, a few thoughts . . .
A few thoughts:
- How about growing a pair? “Oooh – I received a death threat! I better abandon my principles.” The people of his district deserve a grownup with the fortitude to do the right thing (or at least what he believes is the right thing) even when he gets a few emails that could be reasonably construed as a threat.
- Death threats against a politician are a VERY serious matter. We can’t have a free society when the worst among us get to veto what the rest of us do. I believe anyone who threatens a politician – even a liberal schmuck like Joshua Peters – deserves a serious penalty. It strikes at the rule of law, which is the cornerstone of American society…
- …therefore I call bullsh*t. The fact that he decided to sing a few bars from the “Frozen” soundtrack “Let it Go” and NOT refer the alleged death threats to the authorities indicates to me that he suspects, knows or orchestrated the “death threats” to get attention. The Missouri House is overwhelmingly Republican and while I think the GOP here in the Show Me State have a great deal to answer for, there was zero chance of this bill making it out of committee, much less ever getting to the Governor’s desk.
- The press are little more than stenographers for liberal Democrats. Are we to believe that the reporters for KSDK couldn’t draw the same conclusions, ask the same questions, and raise the same doubts? Of course they could, but then that wouldn’t follow The Narrative™ of mean ol’ gun owners and their bloodlust.