Another Gun Nut Arrested For Threatening a Colorado Legislator

FOX 31’s Eli Stokols:

David A. Cassidy of Denver was charged last week with one count of attempt to influence an public servant, a felony, and one count of harassment, a misdemeanor, both stemming from a phone call he made to state Sen. Andy Kerr, D-Lakewood.

On the night of Monday, March 4, as Senate lawmakers heard public testimony on seven gun control bills as opponents packed the Capitol and blared their horns, Kerr returned home and listened to a message from Cassidy, 59, on his cell phone.

You and the rest of the communist Democrats down there are gonna regret what you’re doing,” Cassidy said. “Either by ballots or by bullets, we are going to get you out of office.” [Pols emphasis]

Stokols reports that after David Cassidy was contacted by police, he left another message, attempting to explain that his prior message was not meant as a threat:

“It wasn’t a threat, I was trying to warn you,” Cassidy said. “Our country has a history of revolution and it could come down to that and you may be pushing it to that.”

In fact our country has less of a “history of revolution” than, well, most other countries, as we’ve really only had one “revolution,” well in excess of two hundred years ago. It does seem on balance, however, that Mr. Cassidy was perhaps not quite as malicious with Sen. Andy Kerr as Franklin Sain was in his threats against Rep. Rhonda Fields. It’s possible this is because Sen. Kerr is not a black woman, but probably we shouldn’t speculate.

One other helpful detail noted by FOX 31’s Stokols:

Officers who visited Cassidy’s home on March 8, four days after his first phone call to Kerr, also noticed a “Rocky Mountain Gun Owners” bumper sticker on his truck.

Now that should be the least surprising part of the whole story, folks.

23 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. ArapaGOP says:

    I don't condone what this man said, but I'm not sure it rises to the level of a threat. Democrats should be careful that their security does not become censorship.

    • Davie says:

      Um, Sen. Kerr didn't file charges, the Police did.

      • GalapagoLarry says:

        Commie Democrat cops? laugh

        • BlueCat says:

          Oh, obviously. Cops support gun control so it goes without saying they must be commies.

          Whatever happened to the law and order GOP?  Remember when they were the ones who, unlike "dirty hippies", supported police officers?  They were the ones who accused bleeding heart liberals of being soft on crime and disloyal for not suporting the war in Vietnam?   Now cops are just more of those lousy government employees who are probably plotting to take away  their freedom which is why they need enough firepower to dismember classrooms full of little kids in seconds.

    • Yeah, well, let's re-order that statement and take out unnecessary complications

      "[…] by bullets we're going to get you [Democrats] out of office."

      'cause if the ballots don't work, that's where this statement winds up.

    • Gray in Mountains says:

      clearly the D controlled police force is overreaching. After all there hasn't been a public official killed in CO in more than a week!

    • BlueCat says:

      If so many on your side didn't insist on violent rants, threats, insults, racial and sexual slurs and lies we could have a rational discussion about what degree of regulation is or is not appropriate.

      Saying it's unconstitutional to regulate second amendment rights at all is clearly false.  There are already plenty of regulations of that right along with all of our other rights.

      Saying any of the legislation under discussion takes anyone's guns away is a lie. The threats and insults just make your side look like a bunch of goons.

      This has nothing to do with Dems trading rights for security. It has to do with gun nuts who truly are nuts,  too childishly emotional to have rational discussions and sorely in need of help with anger management therapy, in the absence of which a few might well go from blowhards to deranged murderers. The police like to keep track of that kind of thing.

    • DavidThi808 says:

      Wow. What would someone on the right have to do to get an unequivicoal condemnation from you?

    • Curmudgeon says:

      I would have a thought a real revolutionary would stand behind his statements, instead of backpedaling like a coward; maybe even head off to jail willingly, head held high, Prisoner of Conscience, and all that. Oh, wait… there are scary people in jail….no wonder he backpedaled so fast he left skidmarks. 

      You know, Crappy, if this is the caliber of your "revolutionaries", I don't think there's much to worry about. They can't even face up to their own rhetoric. 

    • Aristotle says:

      Stop lying. You condone it with all your heart.

      On a related topic, what do you think the chances that this turd, whose line is ripped right out of Malcom X, is probably not exactly enlightened on the matter of race relations?

    • MADCO says:

       “Either by ballots or by bullets, we are going to get you out of office.”


      What the front door?

      Elections have consequences – so if this guy can get the votes, great.

      but if he can't get th evotes  – bullets?

  2. Albert J. Nock says:

    Pols wrote:" also noticed a “Rocky Mountain Gun Owners” bumper sticker on his truck."

    Now I am convinced Jason Salsman and Lynn Bartels write here at Pols as Cpols, they are the only 2 Coloradoans petty enough to insinuate a bumper sticker means something, completely  over- looking all the sane RMGO sticker people and all the murders who have had Democrat related stickers throughout the years…


    Are you people here like 14 years old?

    • Curmudgeon says:

      You might want to go back to posting insipid YouTube videos no one watches. You're really pathetic when you think you're making sense.

      • Duke Cox says:

         petty enough to insinuate a bumper sticker means something,

        I'm that petty, Albertito. I'll do more than insinuate it. I'll say it. The bumper sticker means something…just like the message one of your social warriors put on the rear window of his F-150, in giant letters for all to see: " I'm a Republican because everybody can't be on welfare."

        We put messages on our cars exactly because they DO matter to us. This includes our affiliations… fail…

        try again…

    • roccoprahn says:

      Are you kidding me? You're the idiot that threatened to "use your guns as protection from the government" a couple weeks ago!

      The you showed how much sand you have by refusing to acknowledge it. Like nugent.

      And you're accusing people of being 14?


  3. Awen says:

    Are you? You might have forgotten this (conveniently) but RMGO's lobbyist is currently under investigation for threatening political retailiation against a legislator. Sounds like a very reasonable association to make, since an RMGO official has made similar threats to a legislator.

  4. GalapagoLarry says:

    Look, Nock, the police are very aware of gun nuts and organizations that spawn and nourish them. These out of control folks are a bigger threat to the police than to the rest of us. The officers that approached Cassidy's place noticed the bumper sticker because they're trained to notice such things. Their lives were on the line. They were entering possibly violent enemy territory, and they knew it. For all they knew, from his past threats, their encounter with Cassidy could have turned into a shootout.

    That bumper sticker was an important element in the scene, in police assessment of the situation, in their report and in media coverage.

    You may smirk and take Cassidy's behavior–and that of RMGO–lightly, but law enforcement and the saner among us do not.

    • GalapagoLarry says:

      PS: So fuck off, asshole.

      • BlueCat says:

        These idiots can never admit that any rightie is just plain and completely in the wrong about anything. There's always an excuse. Dems are always worse.  It's always the Dems' fault for getting the poor passionate liberty loving morons so upset.  Blah, blah, blah.  It would be our fault for upsetting the guy if he really did shoot a pol who didn't vote the "right" way.

        I really think that, in defending these scum bags, Nock and ArapG are worse than the scumbags they insist on defending. No wonder they're so shocked when Dems here, for instance,  refuse to make excuses when Hick misleads with his fracking fluid fairy tales,  why we call him out for what we see as a blatant effort to mislead. They think we do it out of spite because he isn't liberal enough for us  and no other reason makes any sense in their mean, small world.

        They really don't understand the concept of having moral and ethical standards that you apply to everyone.  They don't have any such thing.  These two can only know whether something is right or wrong, good or bad, if they know who did it and whose side that person is on. That's the only "moral" compass they've got.  They figure everyone is just like them. Thank God everyone isn't.

        • GalapagoLarry says:

          You know, I happy it's the way it is This way, they just feed off each others' brains (slim pickins that!) snuggle up in their insulated caccoons, pat each other on the back–and then mess their drawers when they're caught so ridiculously off-guard. And so are their political heroes.(and their wives).

          Meanwhile, we give our guys hell when we think it's deserved. To us, it's a duty. They learn; we learn. Then, come election time, we weigh whether they've learned enough and, if so, we go out and work our butts off for them. I hate to admit it, but Bennet, Udall, DeGette and Obama have gotten more flack from me than praise. A (D) behind theyir names doesn't mean they're perfect, it just means they're preferred. R's can't get it through their heads that they'd be better off if they'd stop jerking their knees so much. (But don't let them know that.)


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