In the Miami area a man was arrested and charged for threatening to kill Republican Representative Joseph Felix Diaz in a Facebook post.
The Florida man, Steve St. Felix, 33, posted onto Facebook that he would kill the lawmaker if he showed up to a political meeting.
The Miami-Dade Police Department said that St. Felix confessed to posting the threat on the Social Media giant Facebook and told investigators he was “fed up with the Republican party”, but that he had no actual intention to harm anyone.
The suspect was charged with making written threats to kill or do bodily injury to the Representative.
St. Felix was apparently already out on bond for threatening another public servant recently and a felony burglary charge. The judge held him on a $500,000 bond and told to have no contact with Diaz.
Just this past Tuesday a Republican lawmaker introduced legislation to allow trained members of Congress to carry guns for self-defense in the wake of the tragic shooting at a GOP baseball practice.
Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas) said he wants to ensure all lawmakers can qualify for concealed-carry permits that could be used in any state, regardless of local laws.
"The tragic events of last week make it clearer than ever that we need to take steps to enable members of Congress to protect themselves," Babin said in a statement. "With the increase in security threats to members of Congress and our staffs, this is an important and necessary step that we must take."
Such threats for continued physical violence against the right are only encouraging legal gun ownership and concealed carry permits across the country.