Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin turned Attorney General Eric Holder’s veiled threat to a congressman back on himself Wednesday, saying his idea about an identification bracelet for gun owners was a notion better left untouched.
Specifically, she threw Mr. Holder’s own words to Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert back at him: “Eric, ‘You don’t want to go there, buddy,’ ” Mrs. Palin wrote on her Facebook page.
Along with the letter, she posted a picture of three bracelets from her personal jewelry collection: One that honors the U.S. military. Another that reads, “Don’t tread on me.” And the third that celebrates the year 1791 — that “glorious year our Bill of Rights came to be,” she wrote.
“Eric, you can replace my identifying bracelets with your government marker when you pry them off my cold, dead wrists,” Mrs. Palin said, Breitbart reported.
Her statements come in response to Mr. Holder’s exchange with Mr. Gohmert during a recent congressional hearing. Mr. Gohmert raised the specter of congressional contempt charges against the attorney general, who in turn said, “You don’t want to go there, OK?”
Mrs. Palin’s statements also come on the heels of a meeting that Mr. Holder had with technology chiefs about devising ways to make guns, as he termed it, “more safe,” various media reported. One of those ideas: Bracelets that don’t let anyone but the rightful gun owner fire the weapon.