Hudson city alderman Dave Marston has received some backlash since an email exchange where he called Second Amendment advocates "gun-toting tea party psychotards" and implied gun rights supporters are "unemployed."
The Hudson Common Council is set to discuss a possible all-out gun ban on city owned property this evening. Johanna Johnson-Smith, a main organizer for the first NY SAFE Act protest rally in Albany last month, emailed Mr. Marston to tell him she was planning on attending the meeting, Menrec.com reports.
Ms. Johnson-Smith's most heated comments involve "Democrats and Liberals who have never given a donkey's behind about the Constitutional Rights of the people who employ them," according to Menrec.com.
Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin posted the entire exchange on his Facebook page.
"Its really neat that all you gun toting tea party psychotards are so interested in the goings on of our little City," he wrote. " ... I guess its not surprising, considering you ideologues aren't interested in actual policy, but rather grandstanding on mythical narratives of victimization."
"By all means, come on down, we'll be happy to beat you barbarians back with the clubs of reason & responsibility, radical lunatics that you are," he continued. "And say, a quick ProTip, since you're the "organizer" for unemployed guns nuts USA."
Then he threw in a Nazi reference for good measure.
"Remember: there are millions of Eagle Scout God Worshiping Patriots who find you & your radical ilk as disgraceful to American Democracy as the Brown Shirt jackboots you act like. I happen to be just one of them. Good Luck."
Mr. McLaughlin posted the alderman's email address on his page and encouraged followers to send him a note.
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