I’d be tempted to link to this with “Why are gun control advocates so violent,” but I don’t really think it’s warranted in this case. Senator William Stanley suggests this message by Andrew Parker is a threat:
Late Tuesday, Parker sent this message to Sen. William M. Stanley Jr., R-Franklin County, via Facebook: â€œIâ€™m going to be your worst nightmare you little bastard.â€
Granted, I do think Parker is a strange duck; I don’t know of anyone whose first instinct after the loss of a loved one is to seek out any media publicity he can get before there’s even been a funeral. His statement certainly displays a lack of tact. But I think Stanley is playing this up a bit more than is honestly warranted.
â€œFrom the very beginning, he turned on me as if I had something to do with the horrible death of his daughter,â€ Stanley said. â€œItâ€™s not rational, but nevertheless, when I was asked about it, I said, â€˜Let him grieve. If I have to be the object as he works through this, fine.â€™ But this goes beyond the pale.â€
Hey, welcome to collective guilt — it’s what these people peddle. You are responsible for their personal tragedies, even if you had nothing to do with them. Disagreement is enough to make you an accessory to murder.
â€œIt is legitimate. I am going to be his worst nightmare,â€ Parker said. â€œHe and Parrish are both little cowards. Anything I say to him and post on his website, I will take full credit for.â€
Parker may not be violent, but he’s pretty clearly a loose cannon. He’ll probably end up being a liability to their movement if he keeps this up. Not that I’m one to complain. Every incarnation of the gun control movement has had to deal with freaks and weirdos. I’m not sure why Bloomberg should get a pass on that just because has enough of his own money to not deal with them.