Anti-Gun Activist Tossed from Conn. Legislature for Threatening Lawmakers, NRA

Anti-Gun Activist Tossed from Conn. Legislature for Threatening Lawmakers, NRA

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(Steve Marcus/REUTERS) An unidentified gun-control activist was expelled from a hearing on the subject at the Connecticut state capitol on Monday, after she threatened a pro-Second Amendment state lawmaker and NRA officials in a text message spotted by fellow attendees. “If I had a gun, I’d blow away Sampson and a large group of NRA,” the draft text message reads in a photo tweeted by a local reporter. The woman was presumably referring to Connecticut state senator Rob Sampson, a pro-gun-rights Republican who once earned the NRA’s Defender of Freedom Award. 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 The woman reportedly drafted the text during a hearing before the state’s Joint Committee on the Judiciary committee , in which activists on both sides of the issue were set to discuss pending legislation that would tighten state laws governing the home storage of guns. The legislation was introduced in response to the death of 15-year-old Ethan Song, who was killed after accidentally shooting himself in the head with a gun that belonged to his friend’s father. The gun had been secured with a lock, but left in a container with the key and accompanying ammunition. As a result, state prosecutors said they could not charge its owner, because state law requires only that loaded guns are properly secured. Under the new legislation, which has been dubbed “Ethan’s Law” by his parents, owners would be […]

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