It must be OK, according to Thursday's news, to threaten the life of Republicans in Colorado, but threaten a Democrat pushing for gun legislation and you may be going to prison.
The gun control debate is hot. So-called “assault” weapons and ammunition magazines holding rounds over a certain threshold are being chastised by, mostly, radical-left progressives, aiming to empower the establishment with a substantial reduction in overall citizen firepower. Scores of left-wingers in the House and their very closely related Neocon counterparts are praying “reasonable” gun-control legislation can be imposed upon the nation.
Among the arguments being used to justify this massive attempted 2nd Amendment rights infringement agenda, both nationally and with the wildly popular hunting-grounds of Colorado being a bellwether state, is by using recent examples of alleged assault weapons usage in mass shootings across America. The Aurora, CO theater, the Sikh Temple and Sandy Hook shootings are constantly referenced, as a group, to enhance the overall power of the argument.
A constant echo throughout the halls of “justice” repeats various versions of the idea that if certain types of weapons were outlawed it may avert another killing spree, or at least potentially help minimize the damage. If it's harder to get your hands on an assault weapon, or one that holds more than a certain number of bullets, the sales pitch seems to be, that will somehow potentially reduce the amount of people killed over time.
Despite the national news confirming, the morning after Sandy Hook, that only four handguns... Repeat, “hand-guns,” and a shotgun left in the trunk of the car, were the only guns found at the scene, Representative Rhonda Fields (D-Aurora) can be repeatedly heard using the term “assault weapons” or “AR-15” in the same sentence as the words “Sandy Hook” and “20 dead children,” while she argues for Draconian gun restrictions on law abiding citizens in a gun-loving state.
James Holmes, the alleged Aurora theater shooter, may be the only one to have used an “assault” rifle, but even that has not yet been substantiated. Nevertheless, the media ran with the initial false assertions that so-called “assault” rifles were used in all 3 of these instances, especially Sandy Hook, and thus slimy and opportunistic politicians took advantage. If all that is assumed to be a mere coincidence.
It could even be the incredibly tragic loss of her son in 2005, due to an act of gun violence, that drives Rep. Fields to want the eradication of gun rights for Coloradans and the rest of the country. Sadly enough however, not even the amendment changes she's supporting, should they have been passed and implemented prior to her son's death, would have prevented what ultimately transpired. None of her arguments hold water against the Constitution, despite their potential personal magnitude.
Considering overall violent crime is statistically shown to dramatically increase whenever citizen's gun rights are restricted, empowering criminals who always find ways, the only statement Rep. Fields has made on the issue thus far, that can be seen as having any legitimacy whatsoever, is that she feels Obama's support of the proposed legislation is “reassuring,” to her.
Whether or not any of these reasons were what compelled Colorado Springs-based businessman Franklin Sain to threaten the life of Rep. Fields in an email recently, for her unabashed efforts to restrict gun rights in Colorado, Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey didn't see them as good enough and charged the popular and respected local businessman Monday with attempting to influence a public servant, a felony, as well as harassment involving ethnic intimidation, a misdemeanor.
The charges allege that between February 13, 2013 and February 21, 2013, Sain sent multiple emails and a voice mail message that were threatening and intended to alter or affect the Representative’s opinion or actions. The charges further allege they were intended to intimidate or harass the victim because of her race.
As soon as the news broke that a conservative gun-lover from Colorado made threatening comments toward Rep. Fields, the liberal media took advantage and attempted to seek out any negative info they could get on Mr. Morrissey. Local Denver media payed especially close attention to the situation, clamoring at the opportunity to make an example out of another nut-job, right-wing, gun-lover.
Although he turned out to be a relatively strait-shooter, the situation was politicized and Rep. Fields was quoted as saying that it didn't look good (for conservatives) and “doesn't help their cause.” Acting as if his words publicly represent all 2nd Amendment supporting Americans and as if this somehow becomes ammunition or justification for the successful implementation of proposed gun control legislation.
There’s no question that, after reading Morrissey's statements, no one's really surprised he was charged, arrested and eventually released on $30,000 bail and faces up to 8 years in prison. No one should be allowed to engage with such hateful, fear-invoking intimidation tactics. No law abiding citizen should be made to deal with being afraid for their lives, even if they are lying to the public as a way to impose legislation that has no place in America.
Unless the person happens to be Republican, that is. At least, in Colorado and when pivotal and unconstitutional gun control legislation is on the line.
Back in August of 2012, a man just so happened to have called the office of another local politician, who serves in the very same Colorado House of Representatives, Republican Secretary of State Scott Gessler. What was said, many see as being just as threatening, if not more so, including the overarching racial overtones included in an email.
According to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI), the staffer who took the call, Minerva Padron, was told over the phone that "Republicans should be shot in the head, and that way maybe they would learn.” Amazingly enough, four days later, Gessler's office received an e-mail from someone threatening to rape Gessler's wife and daughter, prompting him to fly home early from last summer's RNC, based on advice from the CBI.
Padron's statement to the CBI is as follows:
“A male voice came on the line and the individual said he wanted to talk to someone about the letter's the Secretary Gessler sent to 4,000. I told him I would try to help and that was the last thing I said. He was upset and had a lot to say so I let him vent. He said he had called before and wanted to see the list, but was told he could not. He said something to the effect, You know why, because the letters were not sent to 4,000 people. He continued making comments about the Republican Party and how they were not going to exist soon. He mentioned something about the tea party and called Republicans a bunch of whack jobs. He said Republicans should be shot in the head and that way maybe they would learn. I don't remember what he said they needed to learn. I don't remember much else, except, before he disconnected the call he said, people know where the Secretary's family lives. At this point I though I better let someone know about the call.”
The threatening email stated:
Although you are part of a cabal, with Ohio & Florida, to suppress and steal voting rights you are in the crosshairs of the media: you are being watched and we are going to be watching the punk-ass Republic CONnies that will try to intimidate and harass voters. You are going to be captured on video wherever you drag your racist, unAmerican Republic Party offal.
I know pieces of s**t like you sleep very well at night because your parents were mentally-ill enough to neglect teaching the basic precepts of fairness, freedom, civility and general tolerance. You, obviously, are a DSM-3 addled sociopath that would — had you your druthers — impose theocracy under some delusional aegis of "founding fathers federalism."
So getting your fat, white pink fingers into the cu**s and uteruses of ALL women — clearly a little-dic**d inadequacy that led to misogyny (I'm sure you can't stand that women will f**k whomever they want, whenever they want it, and wherever the urge strikes them: f**k your paternalistic, radical-mongering jay-zoos, who you follow when self-serving while quoting millenia-old ravings of people who barely used the wheel!) Here's what I earnestly and gladly wish upon you: that your daughter/s or wife or other female family member get raped — either "forcibly & legitimately" or otherwise — and then that you get to watch the barbarism of forcing them to incubate an abomination that certainly scars their psyche for life. But they won't have to: you cannot intimidate the American voter with your feckless little Truther (and most likely birther, too) co-conspirators. We — meaning America — are watching you and your egregious unAmerican strategems to rob this country of its basic building block of democracy. No Florida, no Ohio, now no Colorado, and NO WAY.”
Despite investigators believing the incidents to be unrelated, the phone call was traced to a man who ended up admitting to making the life-threatening call and said that he “intended it to be threatening.” Yet, somehow, no charges in connection with either the phone call or the e-mail threat have been made.
Why was the man who allegedly threatened Fields arrested, while the DA's office passed on threats to Gessler and his family?
The very same DA's office said they decided not to prosecute the man who made the phone call to Gessler's office, because “he hadn't broken any laws.”
Can anyone say, double standard?
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Ironically, Fields isn't the poster-child example of a squeaky clean American, herself. Even as she disingenuously rallies for law abiding citizens to be stripped of their 2nd Amendment rights, she does so with a CBI file of her very own, after having been arrested in 1976 on larceny charges and again in 1991 after being caught shoplifting.
Only in America, as they say.
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