As per the article in The Seattle Times:
A Washington state lawmaker last week withdrew a bill to limit self-defense rights after saying she receiving threats by telephone and email that have made her fear for her life.
ZOMG! Them evil Gun Nuts! What did they say to that poor woman?
(Rep. Appleton’s assistant) Bezon declined to provide copies of emails or transcripts of voice messages to The Associated Press, saying she wanted to spare Appleton, who has not seen the worst of them, the details contained therein.
Whut?? But, Are we supposed to take the word of the assistant? Should we?
One of the perceived threats was forwarded to the state House of Representatives’ security office, said House Security Director Mark Arras.
“There was no direct or immediate threat, but there was disturbing language,” said Arras, adding that his office discussed it with the Washington State Patrol and continues to monitor the situation.
I have the feeling that somebody said “damn” on the voice mail, the assistant (and maybe the whole office) and freaked out. Or maybe the deluge of calls opposing her bill was so overwhelming that the only way she could drop it without losing face was to use the old “They threatened me!” excuse.
Backbone: Not available in that office.