She should have been arrested, but after pounding out a threatening text message, an anti-gun activist was merely ejected from a Connecticut Senate hearing on gun control. According to a photo of her text in progress, she wrote, “If I had a gun, I’d blow away Sampson and a large group of NRA.” Clearly, a red flag order would be in order for the unidentified woman.
Emotions ran high at the Monday hearing at the Connecticut statehouse. Folks from both sides of the gun control divide watched as legislators and witnesses debated several gun control bills in committee.
Then things went off the rails when one of the pro-gun folks noticed the woman’s text message.
Woman expelled from gun hearing after being seen sending this text about a state lawmaker. pic.twitter.com/ySVc9Zm9x5
— Mark Davis (@markdavisWTNH) March 11, 2019
Why are anti-gun activists so violent? The Daily Caller reported on the incident.
An unidentified woman was reportedly ejected from a Connecticut gun hearing Monday after she was spotted sending a text threatening to shoot a lawmaker and NRA members.
“If I had a gun, I’d blow away Sampson and a large group of NRA,” a photo of the text message-in-progress reads, according to a tweet.
The woman appeared to be directing her ire at Republican Connecticut state Sen. Rob Sampson, who describes himself as a Constitutional conservative and is an NRA “Defender of Freedom Award” recipient.
Several gun control measures were set to be discussed in Hartford on Monday before the Judiciary Committee, including:
- An update to safe storage laws
- A measure requiring anyone open-carrying a firearm to produce a permit if asked by police
- A move to regulate “ghost guns” or 3-D printed firearms and components
- A bill prohibiting cities and towns to enact their own firearms laws
Among those present at Monday’s hearing were activists on both sides of gun issues and the parents of Ethan Song, a teen who accidentally shot himself last year with a gun belonging to his friend’s father.
Just as police will make an arrest if someone jokes about a bomb at an airport, even jokingly suggesting that one would shoot people at a hearing on gun control should result in similar law enforcement action. Even though this woman’s wasn’t one bit funny.