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Washington man arrested after he threatened to kill deputies over new gun laws


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A Washington man is facing a federal charge after he threatened to kill around a dozen sheriffs who are refusing to enforce what they believe to be “unconstitutional” new gun laws.

23-year-old Jaydin Ledford of Omak took to social media after the sheriffs began to stand their ground on the issue, claiming he was going to kill the elected chief law enforcement officers.

“I1639 is law,” he wrote, referencing Initiative 1639, the new restriction on semi-automatic rifles. “Sheriffs that are non compliant will be shot…By me.”

In another post, he threatened Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich, who ironically has distanced himself from taking a defined stance on I1639.

“Ozzie Knezovich is gonna get a bullet in his skull,” Ledford posted to Facebook.

According to Heavy, Ledford was arrested on Wednesday by state and federal authorities. Despite the severity of his situation, he was quite serious about the threats, and had no problem telling officials that he planned to carry them out.

Ledford is a self-proclaimed Marxist and was in possession of a Hi-Point pistol, which is frequently derided in both the firearms and law enforcement community as a low-quality pistol that is a chosen favorite of criminals.

The pistol was featured in a social media photo next to a copy of Karl Marx’s “Communist Manifesto.”

Ledford did not stop with elected sheriffs when it came to death threats. Firmly entrenched in his political dogma, he also threatened to kill a variety of people and groups, including President Donald Trump, Republicans, people of wealth, Elon Musk, climate change-deniers, and even the CEO of General Motors.

“F***ing Republican terrorists,” he wrote on February 4, “I am going to kill every single one of them.”

He also seemed rather miffed at the number of layoffs General Motors projected.

“Is it time to start executing the bourgeoisie yet?” he wrote. “I’ll wait.”

Ledford was known for posting photos of Karl Marx, his various reading materials on socialist topics and is a staunch advocate for “intersectional feminism.”

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