We’ve Found One Of The Causes Of Gun Violence, And It Isn’t Video Games… It’s Wayne LaPierre’s Mouth

Filed in National by on February 26, 2013

Wayne LaPierre knows his audience.  (via Denver Post)

Denver police have arrested a Colorado Springs man for sending racially and sexually offensive e-mails to state Rep. Rhonda Fields, including one that said he hoped she would meet the same fate as a congresswoman who was shot in the head.

Franklin Glenn Sain, 42, was arrested Friday on suspicion of harassing Fields, D-Aurora, and unlawfully attempting to influence a public official.

Sain told police he was “just voicing some frustrations” about the Aurora legislator’s efforts to tighten state gun laws.

Just voicing some frustrations?  Let’s look at how he allegedly did that.

Sain admitted sending Fields e-mails laced with profanity and racial and sexual epithets and leaving her similar voicemails. Denver police also believe he sent an unsigned, threatening letter to Fields that said: “I keep my 30 Round Magazines There Will Be Blood! I’m Coming For You!,” according to an affidavit supporting his arrest.

The letter also mentioned Fields’ daughter and said: “Death to Both.”

And…

“Hopefully somebody Gifords both of your asses with a gun….” according to the e-mail quoted in the affidavit.

When did voicing your frustration include death threats?  Also amazing… Giffords is now a verb?  And, of course, even though Sain wrote racist (and sexist, those two go together like peanut butter and jelly) epithets he’s not a racist.  How could you even think so?

Sain admitted sending Fields e-mails and said, “I used a term I probably shouldn’t have. I will send her or call her and apologize,” the affidavit says.

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Sain repeatedly apologized to one detective for using a sexually derogatory word “and other racist names” in his communications with Fields.

“I don’t use that word when I talk. I’m not a racist,” he said. “Those emails are not who I am.”

Wonder who got this guy all worked up?  Please proceed, Mr. LaPierre.

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  1. cassandra m says:

    You know, I’m happy to let this guy be responsible for the fact that he got this worked up. Because that guy is not a stranger to the racist and sexist bullshit he was sending to the legislator, no matter what he says. And I’m happy to know that LaPierre specifically targets his message to folks like this — the angry ones living in fear of whatever they are living in fear of. These folks are the beating heart of the Lee Atwater Southern strategy, which is alive and well and a key part of the GOP messaging.