Dave Marston, an alderman in Hudson, NY., found himself embroiled in controversy after calling gun rights supporters "gun toting tea party psychotards" in an email to Johanna Johnson-Smith, an organizer for the first NY SAFE Act protest rally in Albany last month, a post at the Mental Recession said Wednesday.
According to Rusty Weiss, Marston implied that all gun supporters are "unemployed," threatened to “beat you barbarians back”, and, he added, tossed in a Nazi reference "for good measure."
Weiss said the controversy began over a scheduled meeting in which the council is set to discuss an all-out gun ban on city-owned property, even for those with valid permits. A similar ban in the nation's capitol was struck down by the Supreme Court, citing the Second Amendment.
Johnson-Smith emailed Marston to let him know she would be at the meeting.
In response, Marston attacked her and everyone else who supports the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.
"Its (sic) really neat that all you gun toting tea party psychotards are so interested in the goings on of our little City, even though I find it amazing that you don’t have any other pressing issues before you in New Lebanon," he wrote.
"Two things," he continued. "The only spit here is the white stuff frothing on the ends of that rotten little mouth of yours from which you spew this hateful ignorant trash. And a donkeys behind? The rabid ignorance of the fringe is best illustrated by its sad metaphors, I mean seriously, thank you for the laughs," he added.
Marston referred to a comment Johnson-Smith made referring to “Democrats and Liberals who have never given a donkey’s behind about the Constitutional Rights of the people who employ them."
Marston, however, wasn't finished.
"By all means, come on down, we’ll be happy to beat you barbarians back with the clubs of reason & responsibility, radical lunatics that you are," he wrote. "And say, a quick ProTip, since you’re the 'organizer' for unemployed guns nuts USA. Next time you think these unhinged rants will change the mind of anyone who has even a modicum of intelligence, you might instead just go back down into your basement & watch another episode of wheel-of-fortune. It’ll certainly be just as effective. Remember: there are millions of Eagle Scout God Worshiping Patriots who find you & your radical ilk as disgraceful to American Democracy as the Brown Shirt jackboots you act like. I happen to be just one of them. Good Luck," he added.
Weiss, calling Marston a "primetime example of the disgrace that has become the political scene in New York," said his comments "represent what a good percentage of politicians feel about gun owners."
Since the tragic Newtown shootings, a number of liberals expressed a desire to see the Second Amendment repealed, while many called for NRA members to be shot or killed. Among those calling for the death of NRA members was John Cobarruvius, a member of the Texas Democratic Party Executive Committee, who expressed a desire on Twitter to see NRA members shot. He followed that statement up with a comment on Facebook saying that NRA members should be "wiped off the face of the earth."
"Personally if they were wiped off the planet it wouldn't hurt my feelings one bit," he wrote in another comment.
The comments were deleted and Cobarruvius claimed his message was not a death threat.
New York Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin posted the entire email exchange on his Facebook page.
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