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Anti-gun activist: I’d ‘blow away’ CT lawmaker, NRA

March 11, 2019

Emotions were running high Monday at the annual Judiciary Committee public hearing on a variety of gun bills.

An anti-gun activist was removed from the hearing by Capitol Police after Second Amendment supporters captured a photo of her texting that “If I had a gun, I’d blow away Sampson and a large group of NRA.”

Sen. Rob Sampson, R-Wolcott, is a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment.

The incident was reported to Capitol Police.

Capitol Police Sgt. Jeffrey Barter said they determined there was no threat.

The woman was asked to leave, but was not arrested.

It was unclear if she was a member of any of the anti-gun groups present.