Gun Dropped At Town Hall Meeting As SEIU Receives Threat
We’ve had violence. We have guns. We have a threat that “you all are gonna come up against the Second Amendment.” How long before there is gun violence? That became a very real threat at a town hall meeting conducted by Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (pictured). One visitor to a recent meet-and-greet dropped a gun, resulting in aides calling the police with safety concerns.
Conservative activists, opposed to the Democrats’ health care proposals, are jumping at the chance to confront the second-term Democrat and vent their frustrations.
“We have never felt the need before to notify law enforcement when we hold these events,” said spokesman C.J. Karamargin.
Trent Humphries, a former legislative candidate, says Giffords is lying, and that she needs to be in front of her constituents. But she has done just that.
Before this organized movement against Democrats started, Giffords held a health care town hall early this summer that drew more than 1,000 people. And just this month she held a tele-town hall, with 5,000 invited guests from her district on the line.
The more important point? What Giffords actually decides to do if there’s a vote on health care reform. Despite Humphries claims that Giffords supports the Democratic reforms, she’s stopped short of saying that much.
In fact, Giffords is a Blue Dog Democrat, who is not exactly leading the charge for health care reform. Her problem with Trent Humphries of the Tuscon Tea Party seems to be just that she has “D” next to her name.
And the SEIU, which has sent members to town hall meetings to counterbalance the tea party folks, has received a threatening phone call, reports The Plum Line’s Greg Sargent that could be interpreted as threatening gun violence:
“I suggest you tell your people to calm down, act like American citizens, and stop trying to repress people’s First Amendment rights,” the caller says. “That, or you all are gonna come up against the Second Amendment.”
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