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GOP Candidate Just Threatened To Shoot Dem Lawmaker For Challenging The NRA

A Kentucky Republican candidate took to Twitter on Tuesday where he threatened to shoot a Democratic congressman who challenged the National Rifle Association.

According to the Courier-Journal, Carl Nett, a former U.S. Secret Service agent and CIA contractor who is running for Kentucky secretary of state, attacked Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY) via Twitter over his stance on the NRA.

Yarmuth asked colleagues to join him in wearing a button displaying the designation as a lapel pin until “the GOP finally stands up to the gun lobby and helps us pass common-sense gun safety legislation. Find me to get a pin.”

That’s when Nett took to Twitter to tell Yarmuth to “Move it over just a bit,” referring to the pin. “I was trained center mass.”

Shortly after Nett deleted the tweet and posted something different.

“Friends, I protected Barack Obama, John Kerry, John Edwards, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, and Bill Clinton,” Nett later tweeted. “I voted for none of them. I would have DIED for any of them. My oath is to the Constitution. ALL politicians should keep that oath, first and foremost.”

Nett’s second tweet was fact-checked with another one of his tweets that said he “bailed” on protecting Obama because he didn’t want to be a “bullet sponge for just anybody.”

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