The Second Amendment and Terrorism

Talking Points Memo has an account of James Dale Reed’s guilty plea for threatening President Joe Biden, VP Kamala Harris, and neighboring Democratic voters last October. In a letter to his neighbors, Reed wrote:

If you are a Biden/Harris supporter you will be targeted. We have a list of homes and addresses by your election signs. We are the ones with those scary guns. We are the ones your children have nightmares about . . .”

Now as for Grandpa Biden and Mrs. Harris, when we capture Grandpa Biden we will severely beat him to the point of death,” the letter reads, before going on to describe a graphic threat to Harris. “then every Biden/Harris supporter will understand what the 2nd amendment is all about,” the letter reads, included in a sworn statement from a Secret Service agent investigating the case

Matt Gaetz recently made waves by claiming that the 2nd Amendment is about “the ability to maintain an armed rebellion against the government if that becomes necessary.” But James Dale Reed expresses the terrorist element in the Trump movement and Republican Party even better when he treats the Second Amendment as a reason and justification for murdering his neighbors in Frederick, MD.

Second Amendment terrorism might be the next logical step for white nationalist terrorists in the Trump movement.

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