Monday, December 17, 2012

Leading Texas Democrat official says "shoot" NRA members and Republicans who support gun rights

His Houston-area Congressman, Lifetime NRA member Ron Paul a target?

by Eric Dondero

John Cobarruvias is a long-serving Precinct Chair for the Democrat Party in Houston. He attended the 2008 NetRoots conference held in Austin. He's helped to organize protests against Texas Republicans. He was also a volunteer campaign worker for former State Senator Rick Noriega who ran for US Senate.

Cobarruvias has a blog, called, "Bay Area Houston." According to the headline, "Hard hitting political commentary, consumer activism, and always full of wit." Of particular interest to libertarian Republicans, Cobarruvias appears to be a bit of a Ron Paul hater too. One of his recent articles has a photo of a pick-up truck decked out with Ron Paul bumper stickers, headline: "Laughing and puking on GOP Tea Baggers."

Earlier this morning, it was discovered by libertarian Republican columnist for The Examiner and friend of this website Joe Newby, that Cobarruvias may have just stepped over the line from "hard hitting political commentary," to advocacy of assault and yes, even murder.
liberals on Twitter called for the murder of NRA members. One of those making the calls was identified Sunday as John Cobarruvias, a blogger, Democratic precinct chairman in the Houston area and a member of the Texas Democratic Executive Committee.

"Can we now shoot the #NRA and everyone who defends them?" he tweeted.

After reading about the tweets on another site, Yvonne Larsen noticed a familiar name.

"Among the selection of tweets advocating for the murder of NRA President Keene and all NRA members was a name familiar to me; probably familiar to many readers of Houston’s Liberal blog sites," she wrote at Big Jolly Politics.

Larsen said she "pasted a screen shot from the Freedom’s Outpost story in case NASA employee and Democrat Precinct 699 Chair John Cobarruvias of the Houstonblog Bay Area Houston tries to delete his tweet."
It should be noted, that Cobarruvias lives in Bay Area, Houston, which is partly represented by Congressman Ron Paul. The Lake Jackson-based Congressman is a long-standing NRA member going back to the 1970s. Was Cobarruvias's threat aimed at his local congressman?


  1. While this tweet does cross a line he clearly isn't making a statement, he's asking a question. This leads one to believe that this question must have been asked in some context. This blog post comes off as pure hyperbole.

  2. Not to mention that with everything going on it's odd that you can't find a single mention of this tweet incident anywhere else on the web.