A Democratic Congressman posted a voicemail on Twitter that received from an irate individual mimicking the sound of a gun and threatening to start a war.
"I'm not afraid of this guy. I'm not afraid of the NRA. I'm not afraid. No fear," California's Eric Swalwell, the decorated war veteran and gun control advocate, wrote on Wednesday.
"Eric Swalwell - here's a little ditty for ya - pop pop popbop pop pop," the man said. "Thirty round clip, you're all gonna drop."
The rhetoric escalated from there:
"And I don't give a f*ck anymore. You motherf*ckers think you got some new young motherf*cker going to take over and f*ck the Constitution."
Dude kept going:
"F*ck you! You wanna go to war motherf*cker? We're going to war. And you're going to be the first motherf*cking casualty. F*ck you."
Swalwell in his video said that even though Congress has voted in favor of better background checks, they also "must pass ban and buyback assault weapons next." Swalwell, who sits on the House Judiciary Committee, has advocated for buyback programs, particularly assault-style weapons like the notorious AR-15.
Twitter swelled with support for the Congressman.
These truly are dangerous times.
Hopefully the authorities catch the caller because he is the type of person who should never have access to firearms.
Swalwell's supporters certainly think so.
This is what gun control advocates are up against.