Maryland Democratic official takes heat for calls to 'dox' gun rights activists

Maryland Democratic official takes heat for calls to ‘dox’ gun rights activists

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Maryland Democratic Party Secretary Robbie Leonard is facing criticism for posting on Facebook last month a call to “dox” gun rights activists. A Democratic Party leader in Maryland is facing criticism for last month posting on Facebook a call to “dox” gun rights activists. Maryland Democratic Party Secretary Robbie Leonard took to social media to post photos from a Maryland House Judiciary Committee meeting in late February, where gun rights activists wore “We Will Not Comply” shirts during the hearing on additional gun control measures, along with a message calling the advocates “homegrown terrorists” and calling on his followers to “dox” them. “I hope the FBI runs the name of every witness who is wearing a t-shirt that says ‘We Will Not Comply,’ Leonard said in one Facebook message. “They’re a bunch of terrorists in the making.” CALIFORNIA DEMS FLEX NEW SUPERMAJORITY, WITH PLANS TO PURSUE GUN TAX AND MORE In another message, Leonard posted a photo of a protestor along with the comment: “Time to dox some homegrown terrorists.” Doxing is a practice of researching and broadcasting over the Internet the personal and private information of an individual or organization, normally with malicious intent. Gun rights groups and lobbyists were quick to condemn Leonard for his comments on social media, pointing out that Maryland’s criminal code prohibits doxing and that the gun rights activists are protected under the First Amendment. “The bizarre posts offer a glimpse into the fevered mind of the gun control advocate,” the National Rifle […]

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