The founder of a pro-gun group called “Moms With Guns” appears to have taken her hatred of President Barack Obama too far when she recently expressed a desire to see him assassinated.
Kathy Perkins (who goes by Kathy Perkins ArmedMom on Facebook) commented on a photo of the president attending a barbeque in Texas posted to a Fox & Friends Facebook page saying, “Where is an assasin (sic) when you need one?”
The comment was picked up by Shannon Watts, the founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, who tweeted a screenshot of the photo:
— Shannon (@shannonrwatts) July 12, 2014
Watts tagged the FBI in her tweet and also sent the message along to the U.S. Secret Service, as well.
Perkins seems to have deleted her account, but the comments seen at the bottom of the screengrab are all by real people suggesting that the photo is legitimate. Casey Hindman, the man who suggests he may know where to get into contact with a hitman, is a member of the “Moms With Guns” Facebook page. Cathy Bullock Lee, the woman who is “amazed it hasn’t happened yet,” is a member of the group “I support Open Carry in Texas” as well as various Tea Party and sovereign citizen fan pages.
On the Moms With Guns Demand Action website, Kathy Perkins is identified as the founder of the group. Her bio describes her as a “TRUE stay-at-home mom and home school teacher of my 3 children, married 19 years to my husband, USMC Marine of 8 years, Dan Perkins.” The group itself seems to be mainly focused on opposing gun control laws.
“Moms With Guns Demand Action was created in response to the anti-constitutional propaganda being put forth by MDA (Moms Demand Action.) It is the perception of Pro-Second Amendment Gun owners that MDA’s soul purpose is to disarm American Citizens. Make no mistake about it. Despite what they claim verbally to the contrary, every one of their efforts can be clearly interpretted as being set in place to this end. It is my belief, that they will not be happy until every citizen in this country is disarmed leaving only law enforcement armed, thereby finalizing the Liberal Socialist goal of a Police State where Free Citizens are no longer Free to defend themselves, essentially nullifying our 2nd Amendment rights.
The group’s Facebook page is mostly anti-Obama conspiracy theories and right-wing memes.
This isn’t the first time Perkins has turned heads with her bizarre behavior (although, this might be her worst yet). In January, a photo of her and her family standing with assault rifles slung over their shoulders next to a girl scout troop went viral.
The Perkins’ were hungry after marching with the pro-2nd Amendment group, Come and Take It Texas, and stopped by the Girl Scouts booth to purchase some cookies. After they sat and talked to the girls for a while, one of the mom’s snapped this photo.
It’s likely that the Secret Service will look into Perkins, especially given her demonstrable access to the means of making good on her wishes to harm the president. If I were law enforcement I might also want to look into Casey Hindman, who claimed to know where to find a hitman willing to do the job.
This is a breaking story and we will update if we get any more information.