July 31, 2017 9:09 am -

Meet Dana Capron. He hates citizens who oppose Donald Trump. And he wants all of his fellow gun fetishists to lock and load. Let’s begin with Raw Story’s profile of this self-styled “patriot”:

Police and federal authorities are reportedly investigating a West Virginia man’s social media threats against protesters at President Donald Trump’s upcoming rally.

The president is scheduled to hold a campaign rally Thursday afternoon in Huntington, and one of his supporters warned protesters they would be shot for blocking roads, according to local news website Downtown Huntington.

The website posted a screenshot of the threatening comments posted by Dana Capron, a gun-loving Trump supporter who frequently comments on online news stories.

“Calling all armed conservatives, if we go then we go armed,” Capron posted on his Facebook page. “Not for the rally but for the protesters. Let’s give the protesters what they want … Bring everything you have or can bring.”

“We start with anyone blocking the streets then we clear the protesters once and for all, by any means necessary,” Capron added. “Let’s show them that this is not Commiefornia and we deal with protesters faster.”

Capron’s social media accounts have been deactivated, and Downtown Huntington reported that his Facebook post was under investigation by local and federal authorities, including the U.S. Secret Service and the FBI.

It isn’t as if there are not clues that Capron is spoiling for gun violence. News Behaving Badly found this comment posted to an article on back in January:

It doesn’t take much reading between the lines to say this guy telegraphs that he is spoiling for a gun fight. In fact, the first five web site social comments by Capron that came up on Google reference guns, guns, and guns. Judging from this comment made to an article on the ultra-right-wing site, he appears not terribly eager to register his guns:

Guns should not be a constitutional issue (thanks, founding slaveholder idiots) – they should be a regulatory issue. And they should be kept out of the hands of people who exhibit the anger and paranoia of terrorist promoters like Dana Capron.

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