‘I’ll put a bullet in her’: Trump supporter charged with threatening to kill Rep. Ilhan Omar


This is a dated story, but it shows where we are going as a nation. Those who are concerned about gun rights should be concerned about this: this kind of rhetoric, and too many actual events, empower what they frame as “gun grabbers.”

ELMIRA, N.Y. - A New York man is in custody after federal authorities say he threatened to kill freshman Congresswoman Rep. Ilhan Omar.

Patrick W. Carlineo, 55, of Addison, was arrested Friday morning and charged by criminal complaint with threatening to assault and murder Omar, a Democrat representing Minnesota.

On March 21, a staff member in Omar’s office received a phone call around 12:20 p.m., the criminal complaint states. During the call, an individual, eventually identified as Carlineo, allegedly said to the staff member, “Do you work for the Muslim Brotherhood? Why are you working for her, she’s an (expletive) terrorist. I’ll put a bullet in her (expletive) skull.”

 

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