Pre-election feuding over gun control took a bitter turn Thursday as Gov. Terry McAuliffe told a Republican state senator to “man up” over a perceived online threat from gun-control advocate Andy Parker, who later apologized after it was revealed he posted a Facebook comment threatening the senator with a beating.
In a radio appearance on Richmond’s WRVA Thursday morning, McAuliffe said state Sen. Bill Stanley, R-Franklin County, was pulling a “political stunt” by making a report to the Capitol Police over a harshly worded online comment from Parker. Parker’s daughter, WDBJ journalist Alison Parker, was gunned down by a former co-worker in August during a live report from Smith Mountain Lake.
On Wednesday, Stanley contacted police and obtained an application for a concealed-carry permit after Andy Parker sent him a Facebook message that said: “I’m going to be your worst nightmare you little bastard.”
“Come on Bill, you’re tougher than that,” McAuliffe said during his radio appearance. “Man up. Come on. This is ridiculous.”
“WHEN YOU SEE ME AGAIN, YOU BEST WALK THE OTHER WAY LEST I BEAT YOUR LITTLE ASS WITH MY BARE HANDS.”
Issuing a threat of harm is a Class 6 felony under Virginia criminal laws, which carries with it a penalty of 1-5 years in prison.
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