ACLU honcho suggests shooting Trump supporters


From Derek Hunter:

I broke a story on the Daily Caller about a board member of the Colorado ACLU who called for Donald Trump supporters to be shot. Specifically he posted a story about Trump under his own comment reading:

The thing is, we have to really reach out to those who might consider voting for Trump and say, “This is Goebbels. This is the final solution. If you are voting for him I will have to shoot you before election day.” They’re not going to listen to reason, so when justice is gone, there’s always force, as Laurie would say.

Putting aside Godwin’s Law, which says the longer any discussion on the Internet continues, the more likely someone will call someone else a Nazi, it seems to have become oddly consequence-free for liberals to speak about Trump in this way. The “If you are voting for him I will have to shoot you before election day” part struck me as not particularly “civil.”


Reality check: That ACLU guy defended himself for an unseemly long period before he finally had to resign.

His viewpoint could become normalized, like anti-Semitism. Put another way: It’s easier for many progressives and power fanboys than asking why Trump speaks for so many of their neighbours.

See also: But does it matter what the American public thinks?

  • Frances

    “…the truth is always the easiest story to keep straight.”. But, for many, that’s the hardest lesson to learn.

  • Martin B

    Er, since the ACLU believes the 2nd Amendment is only a collective right and does NOT believe in an individual right to keep and bear arms, where would an ACLU guy get a gun to shoot Trump voters with?

    • Minicapt

      At a gun-show, using the ‘gun-show loophole’.


    • mobuyus

      They could easily get one from one of their feral pets.

  • Clausewitz

    Ah the compassion of the left. They never let us down. We always know what they’ll say.

  • ACLU. Who cares.

  • V10_Rob

    Hardly new or surprising. For all their moral preening, the loony left is just as trigger happy as the loony right.

    Perhaps even more so. The right generally talks about shooting specific individuals, for actions they committed. The left generally wants to shoot broad categories of people, for what often amounts to Thought Crime. Again, individualism vs collectivism.

  • JoKeR
  • roccolore

    Then the fascist ACLU leader resigned when busted.