Domestic Terrorist: In Minnesota, GOP Lawmaker Cal Bahr is calling on gun owners to use violence against Democrats who are supporting new gun control proposals in the state.
Minnesota State Rep. Cal Bahr is in hot water after encouraging gun rights activists to physically attack Democrats who favor sensible reforms to gun laws.
Bahr, speaking at a Minnesota Gun Owners Caucus rally at the Capitol this weekend, told gun owners that Democrats needed to be “kicked to the curb and stomped on and run over a few times.”
At the pro gun rally Bahr said:
There’s a lot of us in this room that have had enough, and it’s time to start riding herd on the rest of these people that want to take your rights away from you.
They will not go quietly into the good night. They need to be kicked to the curb and stomped on and run over a few times.
Bahr’s comments begin in the video below around the 1:00:00 mark:
Bahr’s call to violence has been condemned by many. For example, Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz, a Democrat, was quick to condemn Bahr’s violent rhetoric, declaring:
Encouraging violence endangers our communities and undermines our democracy, particularly when the statement is made by an elected official. While heated debates are a healthy part of the political process, this type of language is unacceptable and demands condemnation from people of all political parties.
Rep. Bahr’s comments are reprehensible and have no place in civilized political discourse. Encouraging violence is irresponsible and dangerous. While some political issues elicit strong feelings by proponents and opponents, a hallmark of our country’s democracy is that we resolve disputes without recourse to violence.
Bahr is upset with Democrats because two major gun control proposals will be considered in the current legislative session: universal background checks for firearm purchases and a “red flag” law that would allow police to take guns from people deemed dangerous.
Bottom line: Minnesota State Rep. Cal Bahr, a gun-loving fanatic, is calling on his fellow gun-loving fanatics to physically assault Democrats in hopes of preventing sensible gun reform legislation in Minnesota.