The Daily Caller has broken a stunning story that James Hodgkinson, the shooter, was found with a “kill list” that also included Rep. Mo Brooks of Alabama, Rep. Jeb Duncan, and Trent Franks.
— America Now Radio (@americanowradio) June 16, 2017
From Daily Caller:
The list was written out on notepad paper and found in the shooter’s pocket, according to multiple sources with intimate knowledge of the situation, who spoke on condition of anonymity, citing the sensitivity of the investigation. The list of names included Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks, South Carolina Rep. Jeff Duncan and Arizona Rep. Trent Franks, TheDC has confirmed.
The FBI has contacted at least one of the three congressmen to inform them of their inclusion on the list.
Brooks gave what we consider to be one of the best defenses of not just gun rights, but the whole Bill of Rights, having survived the attempt:
Brooks: The Second Amendment right to bear arms is to ensure that we will always have a republic. And as with any constitutional provision in the Bill of Rights, there are adverse aspects to each of those rights that we enjoy as people. And what we just saw here is one of the bad side effects of someone not exercising those rights properly. But we’re not going to get rid of freedom of speech because some people say some really ugly things that hurt other people’s feelings. We’re not going to get rid of Fourth Amendment search and seizure rights because it allows some criminals to go free who should be behind bars. These rights are there to protect Americans, and while each of them has a negative aspect to them, they are fundamental to our being the greatest nation in world history.
Tune in tonight as Vince Coglianese of DC Caller joins us on the show!