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Texas Democratic Party leader, blogger calls for shooting NRA members

Posted by on Dec. 18, 2012 at 10:00 AM
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Texas Democratic Party leader, blogger calls for shooting NRA members

On Sunday, we reported that liberals on Twitter called for the murder of NRA members. One of those making the calls was identified Sunday as John Cobarruvias, a blogger, Democratic precinct chairman in the Houston area and a member of the Texas Democratic Executive Committee.

"Can we now shoot the #NRA and everyone who defends them?" he tweeted.

After reading about the tweets on another site, Yvonne Larsen noticed a familiar name.

"Among the selection of tweets advocating for the murder of NRA President Keene and all NRA members was a name familiar to me; probably familiar to many readers of Houston’s Liberal blog sites," she wrote at Big Jolly Politics.

Larsen said she "pasted a screen shot from the Freedom’s Outpost story in case NASA employee and Democrat Precinct 699 Chair John Cobarruvias of the Houstonblog Bay Area Houstontries to delete his tweet."

"You are an embarrassment to precinct chairs everywhere - and Americans. You sound like the next crazed shooter," one person tweeted in response.

Ironically, after calling for the deaths of NRA members and their defenders, Cobarruvias called the NRA domestic terrorists.

"Let's face it. The  is nothing but a domestic terrorist organization. They have done NOTHING to stop this violence except make excuses," he added.

On Saturday, he posted a comment on his Facebook page asking NRA members to "un-friend" him and issued a disturbing message.

"They need to [be] wiped off the face of the earth," he wrote, speaking of the NRA and those who support owning guns.

"Personsally if they were wiped off the planet it wouldn't hurt my feelings one bit," he wrote in another comment.

We contacted the Texas Democratic Party for comments on Cobarruvias' tweet, but have not received a response.

Update: Cobaruvvias now says his tweet was not a death threat. He issued an apology and deleted the message, but his Facebook post is still live. More here.

by on Dec. 18, 2012 at 10:00 AM
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jaxTheMomm
by Platinum Member on Dec. 18, 2012 at 10:02 AM

Wow, sounds like he's gone off the deep end.

Still though - where IS the NRA lately?

Euphoric
by Bazinga! on Dec. 18, 2012 at 10:04 AM

 What an ass.

tooptimistic
by Kelly on Dec. 18, 2012 at 10:04 AM


Quoting jaxTheMomm:

Wow, sounds like he's gone off the deep end.

Still though - where IS the NRA lately?

Apparently dodging death threats.  :)

I don't blame them for not engaging the people who think that banning guns or making them very hard to get will end gun violence.  


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