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Omaha man threatened to kill Sen.
Joni Ernst at motorcycle charity ride

Washington Times, by Valerie Richardson

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Posted By:JoniTx, 7/8/2017 10:38:25 PM

OMAHA — Sen. Joni Ernst led a charity motorcycle ride Saturday in Iowa, one day after a Nebraska man was arrested for threatening to kill her at the fundraiser. Robert William Simet, 64, of Omaha was taken into custody Friday after telling employees at Loess Hills Harley-Davidson in Pacific Junction, Iowa, that “everybody in the government needs to be killed off” and specifically mentioning Mrs. Ernst. “The unknown male went on to say that he knew Joni Ernst would be here Saturday and ‘I could kill her, they would kill me, it would not matter, I would win either way,’” said


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Reply 1 - Posted by: TXknitter, 7/8/2017 11:03:43 PM     (No. 11312941)

We are at a time when those in public office will see this and more if they choose to hold their offices. Conservatives like Rush, Hannity, Michelle Malkin, Annie Coulter, and of course, former VP candidate Sarah Palin all have gone through this for years. They learned to shrug it off without missing a beat. Our Congresscritters are learning (or will) its going to be a way of life for awhile. Its why we pray for those in authority every day.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: tangles, 7/8/2017 11:21:08 PM     (No. 11312957)

These threats needs to be as serious as when we had to quit making gun jokes at the airport. Didn´t take long before everybody stopped. Period.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Doc Obiwan, 7/8/2017 11:50:08 PM     (No. 11312976)

Whackadoodles gonna do what Whackadoodles do.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 7/9/2017 2:15:01 AM     (No. 11313015)

This will only get worse. Maybe it´s time to pull the plug on comments after news articles online. People are just wired and say terrible things like wanting people dead.

Free Speech has gone to hate speech.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Lalo, 7/9/2017 3:54:12 AM     (No. 11313035)

It´s gotten to be open season on Republicans. It´s a really, really bad situation.

I think hardcore NRA types might want to re-think some of the more stringent stances against modest measures that might prevent guns from getting into the hands of crazies like this.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: provide, 7/9/2017 6:41:02 AM     (No. 11313054)

"Crazies" is something the Left refers to THEIR enemies. Russia had plenty of sanitoriums for their opposition.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: MDConservative, 7/9/2017 11:42:42 AM     (No. 11313382)

Among other things, Simet believed that Ernst was a member of the Islamic State. Omaha paper reports he told a friend that he had "been diagnosed with schizophrenia and was hearing voices." Had a psychotic break, and “everything changed” some years ago.

There are mental cases of all political stripes.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: dvc, 7/9/2017 1:56:07 PM     (No. 11313536)

#5, it sounds good, but the issue is that the nutjobs ALWAYS will get a gun, all "sensible restrictions" only harm the law abiding, by definition. It absolutely does not work. Last I heard there were 22,000 gun control laws on the books.

In the 1960s, ANY gun was available by mail, or at the hardware store, to anyone. Guns were sold like hammers and screwdrivers, at any store that wanted. Crime was low, freedom was high.

Now we have huge restrictions on what guns you can own, federal background checks, federal firearms dealers, few stores carry guns, huge restrictions - guess what, more crime and the crazies still get guns, but you and I have a lot more expense, time spent and hassle to get a gun, as the antigun folks intend.

There is no place in the USA where a gun control law has lowered crime - never. OTOH, making concealed carry easy for law abiding citizens has dramatically reduced interpersonal crime in every state where it has been enacted. See Lott´s More Guns, Less Crime, a serious research project that proves it.

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