Woman Reportedly Booted From Gun Hearing After Threatening to Shoot Lawmaker, NRA Members

March 11, 2019 Updated: March 11, 2019

An unidentified woman was reportedly ejected from a Connecticut gun hearing Monday after she was spotted sending a text threatening to shoot a lawmaker and NRA members.

“If I had a gun, I’d blow away Sampson and a large group of NRA,” a photo of the text message-in-progress reads, according to a tweet.

The woman appeared to be directing her ire at Republican Connecticut state Sen. Rob Sampson, who describes himself as a Constitutional conservative and is an NRA “Defender of Freedom Award” recipient.

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Several gun control measures were set to be discussed in Hartford on Monday before the Judiciary Committee, including:

  • An update to safe storage laws
  • A measure requiring anyone open-carrying a firearm to produce a permit if asked by police
  • A move to regulate “ghost guns” or 3-D printed firearms and components
  • A bill prohibiting cities and towns to enact their own firearms laws

Among those present at Monday’s hearing were activists on both sides of gun issues and the parents of Ethan Song, a teen who accidentally shot himself last year with a gun belonging to his friend’s father.

By Virginia Kruta | Associate Editor

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