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People Are Horrified And Furious At Trump For Joking That Assassination Is The Way To Stop Hillary Clinton

Well, Donald Trump has really done it this time. During a speech in Wilmington, N.C. today, he was doing what he does best by getting his supporters worked up into a frothing boil — this time over the absolutely false claims that Hillary Clinton is coming for everybody’s guns. “Hillary wants to abolish, essentially abolish the Second Amendment,” he told the crowd, “and by the way, and if she gets to pick, if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks.” He then paused, adding one of his trademark Trump zingers, “Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is, I dunno.”

Out of all of the horrifying things Trump has said over the course of the past few weeks to seriously jeopardize his campaign, this could be the tipping point. He hinted at assassinating the very person who may be the next president of the United States. He may try to pass this off as a joke, but given the rash of gun violence in America, coupled with the overzealous support of his followers, this is no laughing matter.

And people are justifiably angry. Really angry. Within minutes of news of his speech, Twitter erupted in a horrified, outraged fury — some turning to humor to deal with this insanity.

Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut, who ended the Democrats’ 15-hour filibuster on gun control back in June, weighed in with perhaps the most poignant words of all.

And by the way, yes, Hillary did hear that.

And so did a pro-Hillary account.

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