An Ohio state lawmaker who is behind some of the recent gun control measures in the General Assembly has reported receiving threatening right-wing memes in his mailbox at home.
“To whomever stuffed my mailbox full of printed-out memes like this: you don’t scare me,” State Rep. Casey Weinstein (D-Hudson) said in a tweet Thursday.
Weinstein has been the target of criticism from right-wing conservatives over his stance on gun control. He recently introduced a bill in the Ohio General Assembly that would generally prohibit a person from possessing “large-capacity” magazines (a magazine holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition).
The tweet also included the images of the memes, which were printed in black-and-white on paper and stated “On this day in 1775, the British demanded we surrender our weapons. We shot them.”
Weinstein, a 37-year-old U.S. Air Force veteran, was elected in 2018 in Ohio’s 37th House district. He is married and has two young daughters.
According to Weinstein, the Sergeant at Arms of the Ohio House has been alerted, and Weinstein also plans to file a police report.
This is not the only form of backlash Weinstein has received for his pro-gun control stances in the Ohio General Assembly. He says he’s been the recipient of plenty of online hatred, and has had notes left at his door in the past.
“I am not intimidated. And I will NOT back down until we have passed common sense gun reform in Ohio,” Weinstein added in the tweet.
To whomever stuffed my mailbox full of printed-out memes like this: you don’t scare me. I am not intimidated. And I will NOT back down until we have passed common sense gun reform in Ohio. pic.twitter.com/mTWRwgXHAh
— Rep. Casey Weinstein (@RepWeinstein) January 17, 2020