Minnesota Gov. Tim WalzTimothy (Tim) James WalzC is what leadership looks like. The coalition is urging Congress to pass a bipartisan infrastructure bill. With respect to veterans, it's time to pay to go MORE (D) denounced a GOP legislator on Sunday for declaring that gun control supporters should be "pushed hard, then trampled and ironed over and over again," arguing that language endangers communities.
"Encouraging violence endangers our communities and undermines our democracy, especially when the statement is made by an elected representative," Walz said in a statement, according to The Pioneer Press. "Although passionate debates are an integral part of the political process, this type of language is unacceptable and requires the condemnation of all political parties."
Walz's comments came just a day after the state's representative, Cal Bahr (R), called on people to back groups that advocate tougher gun laws in the United States. ;State.
"There are many of us here in the room who have had enough and it is time to start touring the people who want to deprive you of your rights," said Bahr during the meeting of the Arms Owners Caucus. Minnesota.
He added that proponents of gun control "would not go into silence at night."
"They have to be hit, trampled and crushed a few times," said Bahr.
Minnesota is preparing to debate several gun control proposals in this year's legislative session, according to Pioneer Press. One of the bills would impose universal background checks for firearms purchases, while another would allow the police to confiscate firearms from people considered to be dangerous.
The Minnesota State House public safety committee is expected to hold hearings on the proposals this week, The Pioneer Press said.
In addition to Walz, Melissa Hortman (D), president of Minnesota House, described Bahr's remarks as "reprehensible".
"Encouraging violence is irresponsible and dangerous," she said.
Bahr accused lawmakers of having taken his words out of context to discredit his opposition to the gun control measure.
"They used a sentence of a six-minute speech and this was taken out of context," Bahr told ABC 5, a local Minnesota affiliate. "I would not advocate killing people, why should I advocate killing people?" But, it's a very bad idea of politics that must be killed – a policy idea that must be killed. "
Bahr did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Hill.