Economic, Social Privilege No Barrier to Death Threats against Trump, Supporters

By David Codrea

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This isn't just some street lunatic. This guy, until he melted down and destroyed all professional and personal credibility, was CEO of a fledgling technology security company with plenty of high-powered connections and millions of venture capital investment dollars.
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USA –  -(Ammoland.com)-  ”Michigan electors cite threats over Trump vote,” staff writer Michael Gerstein corroborated in a Thursday report. “The Detroit News verified one message containing a death wish and another containing a death threat, in which the person told [Michigan elector Michael] Banerian he would ‘put a bullet’ in his mouth.

Making threats just got a whole lot easier with the #NotMyPresident “Alliance” (why not “Axis”?) releasing a spreadsheet with personal information, including, in some cases, home addresses and telephone numbers of electors. One can only hope there’s deep pockets recovery for emotional stress cause by conspiracy in violation of U.S. Code, specifically:

“[I]f two or more persons conspire to prevent by force, intimidation, or threat, any citizen who is lawfully entitled to vote, from giving his support or advocacy in a legal manner, toward or in favor of the election of any lawfully qualified person as an elector for President or Vice President, or as a Member of Congress of the United States; or to injure any citizen in person or property on account of such support or advocacy… whereby another is injured in his person or property, or deprived of having and exercising any right or privilege of a citizen of the United States, the party so injured or deprived may have an action for the recovery of damages occasioned by such injury or deprivation, against any one or more of the conspirators.”

It’s a pretty natural tendency to think of the threats as coming from the lowest common denominator mob elements, the lunatic losers, the special snowflakes, and the rage-fueled non-achievers. Some recent tangentially-related stories tell us that’s not a safe assumption to make. Privileged “progressive” kooks harbor violent sentiments with the best of 'em.

“[G]etting a sniper rifle and perching myself where it counts,” network security firm PacketSled CEO Matt Harrigan threatened on Facebook, per BGR. “Find a bedroom in the White House that suits you [expletive deleted]. I’ll find you.

“I’m going to kill the President. Elect,” Harrigan doubled down. “Bring it secret service.”

They must have, because PacketSled reported Harrigan to them and, while he first floated the wholly unacceptable excuse that he was “joking,” (changing his story to blaming alcohol and claiming he was “drunk”), he ended up resigning. Whether criminal charges will be filed is unknown at this writing. As is whether PacketSled venture capital investors will sue to get their money back if the company’s impulse control-challenged former head honcho has irreparably damaged its value. And as is whether the City of San Diego really wants to be in bed with these guys.

“Film director Paul Schrader calls for ‘violence’ to stop Donald Trump,” Paul Joseph Watson reported, citing another Facebook rant. The guy is no slouch, having been involved in films like Taxi Driver, Raging Bull and Last Temptation of Christ.

“Upon consideration, I believe this is a call to violence,” Schraeder wrote, bemoaning that some evidently repay calls for violence against them in kind. “I felt the call to violence in the 60’s and I feel it now again.”

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Raging bull…., alright. Turnabout's not fair play if you're an “artist”?

Upon further consideration, like after word got out (no thanks to the “mainstream media”, members of which were taking to their own social media feeds to call for “a presidential assassination”) and people started telling Schrader what a hateful loon they think he is, he retracted his statement, disavowed owning a gun and basically took the position that it’s time to accept that we’re all going to die by 2100 because of climate change. At least he didn’t say he was joking or drunk, although those excuses would make more sense.

Not quite in the same economic strata as a tech CEO and an A-list Hollywood filmmaker, university professors are not exactly underprivileged.  But unlike Harrington and Schrader, Kevin Allred of Rutgers isn’t claiming he was joking or drunk or even reconsidering. He’s doubling down and claiming his exercise in “free speech” is what led to the cops hauling him into Bellevue for “a wellness check … based on comments he made in the classroom and on Twitter about killing white people.”

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Maybe he should have said “if” instead of “when”?

Interesting character, this Allred. You’ve gotta hand it to a guy who make a living teaching a course on Beyonce’s vast and thoughtful contributions to politics. Except he acts like his feedbag actually matters, instead of being one of the more ridiculous examples of the liberal arts racket. Whether any of the students shelling out serious money for tuition and expenses will ever recoup a dime of their investment via marketable skills remains unknown. Especially since there’s a good chance the snowflakes giving Allred high marks haven’t actually earned the lion’s share of their college costs if ratings justifications are any indicator:

“a class that you didn't have to do much of anything to get an A in … Doesn't believe in grades and is very lenient. No actual homework … He doesn't even lecture, we watch one or two of Beyonce's music videos and then we discuss them. There's only a one page paper due every week, and they're super easy… He lets us pick our own grades at the end of the semester…”

Real facepalmers, these privileged “progressive” headcases… Is it any wonder the politicians they would empower oppose the right of the people to keep and bear arms? Whether that’s due to projection, to knowing they can’t be trusted, to willful ignorance, to bubble-encased provincialism, or just to a seething inner totalitarian that lashes out at all who thwart its lusts, is as irrelevant as they are.

David Codrea in his natural habitat.

About David Codrea:

David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating / defending the RKBA and a long-time gun rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament.

In addition to being a field editor/columnist at GUNS Magazine and associate editor for Oath Keepers, he blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

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    I looked for an email address to forward this too, but too many authors these days don’t want the abuse so they don’t put their emails where they can be found. Regardless, this is an example of words matter and action rather than sitting on your duffs count. I sent this to Rutgers, and below is the response I got. Wake up and Smell the Coffee… Begin forwarded message: From: “Abena P. Busia” Subject: Re: Kevin Allred Date: November 23, 2016 at 12:31:13 PM EST To: Firebrand , [email protected] Cc: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected] Thank you for your… Read more »

    Mike
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    Mike

    Kudos to you @Firebrand. I had intentions of doing as you, but mine would not have been as well intended as yours!
    I’m a misplaced constitutional conservative residing in kommiefornia. But these comments of Allred’s cannot nor will be acceptable. This party of know nothings need to understand that!
    Hoping I haven’t digressed.

    c.j.
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    c.j.

    Two guys that made or plotted a similar threat on Barack Hussein are now doing time in federal pen.

    CountryBoy
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    CountryBoy

    WHY isn’t this guy in PRISON ???? He committed a Felony….

    RayJN
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    RayJN

    If Matt Harrigan had made that threat against any liberal, let alone Hilary or Bill he would have been immediately arrested.

    Eric_CA
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    Eric_CA

    True! Remember what happen to the filmmaker whose YouTube movie was initially blamed for the Benghazi attack?

    This guy didn’t to anything wrong and look what happened to him. Matt Harrigan should be arrested.

    michael meskimen
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    michael meskimen

    Events to date just show how far to the left that this country’s (former) leadership has gone. The balance of power has been sliding far left for a long long time. What’s required is a very strong, right wing leadership across the board to re-balance the scales. Sen. Jeff Sessions is an Excellent pick for AG, and Sen. Ted Cruz would make an excellent Supreme Court Justice. We must return this nation to it’s Constitutionally intended balance of left and right. The Founders intended the Bill of rights to interpreted as they were written, plain language, especially the Second Amendment,… Read more »

    Janek
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    Janek

    Seems like Leftist “Community Organizers” are ‘melting down’ en masse.

    Bandit
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    Bandit

    Many of them have already melted down, there are some that are just puddles now. Just look what they are and have been threatening to do to people that voted for Trump and others as well. This country is not in a good place right now, the NATION as a whole has a long way to go before these snowflakes learn the truth.

    Macofjack
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    Macofjack

    Eric-CA, problem is 32.7% is not even a third and without a majority CA will continue to slide down the liberal path. Fight the good fight and lock and load, but also know when to cut your losses and move on.

    Edward Allen
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    Edward Allen

    Kalifornia is starting to feel the discontent. Many retirees are leaving the state, as are business, Kalifornia is one of the few states that does not have a growing population.

    While it may not show as much just yet, the people I work with and who are looking at retirement in the next 5 – 10 years are talking more and more about taking their retirement pay and moving to free states.

    Then you will see what socialism does to a state. Kalifornia will be filled with only welfare recipient, socialist and illegals.

    Eric_CA
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    Eric_CA

    Macofjack, I understand your point. The point I wanted to make is that you can’t lump sum all Californians into one group. Take a look at a map of the election. It’s the big cities that vote blue. It’s a false generalization to state we’re all liberal minded or ” fruits, nuts, and flakes.” As Edward Allen wrote many are planning on retiring outside of California. They will be taking their deferred comp accounts with them and I don’t blame them one bit. However, as long as your here and your retirement is not imminent, get involved and fight. If… Read more »

    Edward Allen
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    Edward Allen

    Aside from donations, a large part of this is open dialogue with those who are young and lack experience. My vote is only 1 vote, but my mentoring others and educating them can change that to 4, 5, 6…… You get my point. This year, if the conservative base had voted, they could have made a difference. Maybe not in the presidential race, but in all the state races. California had a very low turn out. When it seems pointless, that is when we should turn out in droves. If the liberals think it is an easy win, and they… Read more »

    Mike
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    Mike

    Point taken Mr Allen. My vote was just 1 vote here in the state of fruits n nuts n flakes. But as you stated, mentoring can change that. I know for a fact sir that my mentoring changed some younger than myself votes. I received 20 copies of the Constitution from YAF, an organization started by Pres Reagan when he changed parties here in the once golden state and became governor. I handed out these pocket constitutions to these younger voters that showed a vested interest in smart voting. So, I like to think that I did make difference here… Read more »

    Martin
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    Martin

    I pass out copies of the Constitution when I teach my firearms classes and tell the attendees that this is what they are defending when they purchase firearms and get their CCW.
    I do believe in Constitutional Carry, but since we have a tax known as a Concealed Carry Permit, I think that President Trump should push for a national law to allow a person who has a CCW in his/her state to cross all state lines just as you can with a driver’s license.
    In the meantime, keep your powder dry and your six covered!

    J.A.SAYRE
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    J.A.SAYRE

    I SURE HOPE THE SECRET SERVICE SEES TO IT THAT THIS DANGEROUS PIECE OF HUMAN EXCRAMIT SEES THE INSIDE OF A COLD DARK PRISON SOON………………..THE PURE AUDACITY OF THREATENING OUR PRESIDENT IS INTOLERABLE………………….

    Mike
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    Mike

    Amen Mr Sayre, Amen!

    Trumped
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    Trumped

    Whenever we are asked what we are afraid of or why we need an AR or AK rifle – just link those people to this article for all of the violent assassination threats from hysterical social justice warriors in the proud tradition of Mao.

    “This is why I need an ar15 – because of you crazy social justice warriors making violent death threats when you don’t get your way.”

    Richard Quitliano
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    Richard Quitliano

    I wonder if Kevin Allred is related in any way to Atty. Gloria Allred…their rhetoric and histrionical nature seem similar.

    Martin Fee
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    Martin Fee

    Before Obama won it was ” RACIST AMERICA WILL NOT ELECT A BLACK MAN” During his reign of terror if you disagreed with anything he said or wanted it was because of RACISM In 2012 if you didnt reelect him you were RACIST. 2016 a woman cant win because America is RACIST AND SEXIST. When she lost because she is a lunatic nutjob whom i wouldnt trust with a cigarette lighter. This professor and his ilk claim its nothing but racism, sexism, xenophobia and white nationalism (Hillary’s white i thought) that elected Trump. There were no riots when Obama was… Read more »

    2nd Amender
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    2nd Amender

    No doubt, there exists a dark cabal already filled with the homicidal, miscreant maniacs who like some hell-driven bounty hunters are all vying for the title of “assassine”.
    This is the reason for constant vigilance!

    Stay Safe…..Stay Armed…..Stay American…..!!

    Macofjack
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    Macofjack

    Lock and load! Always!!

    Craig Smith
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    Craig Smith

    With serious deadly threats such as these, I think it important for all Americans to remain diligent and consider it their duty to immediately notify law enforcement should they encounter such threats. These threats come from more areas than just the “granola state” ( fruits, nuts, and flakes ) known formerly as California .

    Mike
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    Mike

    I take offense to your comments concerning the sate formerly known as California @Craig Smith. I was born here and I do have to agree that as you say from the granola state ( fruits, nuts, flakes) which there are many, I am not one. This state is run as a totalitarian state run amok by lib progressives writing bill after bill taking away our rights. I sir, will not allow them to take away my rights. Born here, raised here, and in a conservative area of kommiefornia. Yes, these do exist sir. So, do not lump me in with… Read more »

    Eric_CA
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    Eric_CA

    32.7% of Californian’s voted for Trump. So not all Californians are “fruits, nuts, and flakes”. Consider me a 32.7 percenter.

    Martin
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    Martin

    I kind of agree with Mike. There are many good people in California who hard working dedicated Americans who cannot afford to leave. We should not broad brush the entire state when the controls are held by the coastal cities – from San Diego to San Francisco and then you through in Sacramento. Then you throw in Sacramento and you have a textbook example of “One Man, One Vote”. The rest of the state is completely outnumbered. Kommiefornia is a basket case of Progressivism and should be held up as an example of how NOT to run your State. The… Read more »

    Bandit
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    Bandit

    I voted for Trump as well so count me in on that 32.7 percent as well,

    Mike
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    Mike

    Yep, cast my vote for Trump also here in the state of fruits, nuts n granola. Simply stated, I like my chances better under Trump than the hildebeast. These leftwingers whom are having a hard time accepting loss and are villifying people such as us, and have these mouthpieces exhorting these threats without any type of response from the so called authorities is a clear example of just how far this nation has divided itself. This was the plan from the beginning once injecting the lead community organizer into potus. So I’m a 32.7 per center and ain’t gonna change.… Read more »

    Bob Jones
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    Bob Jones

    What has happen to the laws of this country?,Death Threats , illegals voting, persons blocking traffic, and emergency vehicles , not even counting where some can get away with terrorist acts, and others doing traitors acts.Hell not to say anything about e-mails of top secret being sent on unsecured means!
    It was doing my time( youth that is) that the laws where enforced. Now it seems as any one can do as they please, the office of the United States President seems to mean nothing any more!

    Macofjack
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    Macofjack

    Sounds like a bunch of liberals will be off the street and not voting in the next election! Stupid liberals!!!

    Doug
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    Doug

    I’m in my fifties , when did it become legal to threaten to kill other people? I’m getting so tired of these people who can’t accept that their beloved candidate didn’t win. I don’t remember a single threat posted after Obama got elected, but I’m sure there was some.

    trumped
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    trumped

    Trump winning has exposed the true Stalinist nature of the highly emotional and mentally disturbed left. Maybe they think everyone else is a violent psycopath like them which is why they want guns banned for the deplorable masses.