Hudson city alderman Dave Marston caused an uproar Wednesday night during a city council meeting, where he was questioned for his email to Johanna Johnson-Smith, calling gun rights advocates "tea-party psychotards."
According to a man named H. Hawke, who posted the account on Weasel Zippers, the Committee was forced to change their regular meeting from Hudson City Hall to the Central Fire Station main room to accommodate the crowd.
"Its really neat that all you gun toting tea party psychotards are so interested in the goings on of our little City," Mr. Marston wrote to the main organizer for the first NY SAFE Act protest rally in Albany last month. " ... I guess its not surprising, considering you ideologues aren't interested in actual policy, but rather grandstanding on mythical narratives of victimization."
Ms. Johnson-Smith, an organizer for Guns Across America, had urged him to reject the city's proposed gun ban on public property and said she was planning on attending the council meeting.
"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 responded. "And say, a quick ProTip, since you're the "organizer" for unemployed guns nuts USA."
Then he threw in a Nazi reference for harshen the blow.
"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."
People shouted from the crowd for Mr. Marston to explain himself for the vitriolic email to Ms. Johnson-Smith.
"My sincerest apologies. I had no intentions of ever sending this e-mail," he responded, Fox 23 reports.
"I let my lesser self get the better of me," he added,
According to H. Hawke, Ms. Johnson-Smith then moved to the front of the room when the audience erupted in cheers.
"If the committee passed this law the city would be sued," she said.
According to the Hudson City Attorney there's no chance of the proposed gun law going into effect, H. Hawke reports.
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