With armed militants showing up inside the Michigan state legislature and scaring the hell out of legislators, here’s a perfect example of why guns should be banned inside the building. Messages to a group protesting Gov. Whitmer’s shelter-in-place orders show right-wing extremists fantasizing about killing Whitmer by shooting, public hanging or other means.
Four private social media groups with a combined 400,000 members were deluged with posts and comments encouraging violence and ignoring Whitmer’s social-distancing orders, reported Metro Times, which gained access to the Facebook pages and provided screenshots.
“Can we please just take up a collection for an assassin to put that woman from Michigan down,” wrote Facebook user Matthew Woodruff, a member of the group “People of Michigan vs. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.”…
“We need a good old fashioned lynch mob to storm the Capitol, drag her tyrannical ass out onto the street and string her up as our forefathers would have,” wrote group member John Campbell Sr….
“Either President Trump sends in the troops or there is going to be a midnight lynching in Lansing soon,” posted group member Michael Smith…
“Plain and simple she needs to eat lead and send a statement to the rest of the democrats that they are next,” wrote James Greena, of Fennville.
Every single one of these people, in fact all members of this group, should be watched closely and carefully by law enforcement. They are a powder keg waiting to go off.