In response to squelching speech


According to CNN, a Pennsylvania Democratic representative, Robert Brady, plans to introduce a bill that would make it a federal crime to say or use symbols that might provoke violence against any federal official.

The bill is a reaction to the Arizona shooting that left a federal judge and five others dead and a congresswoman and several others hospitalized.

"This is not a wake up call, this is major alarms going off," Brady told CNN.

Brady, CNN said, especially objected to Sarah Palin’s website showing various House Democratic seats of a map in the crosshairs of gun sights. Giffords was one of those.

"You can’t put bulls eyes or crosshairs on a United States congressman or a federal official," Brady was quoted as saying by CNN. "I understand this website that had it on there is no longer in existence. Someone is feeling a little guilty."

When various members of Congress this past week read the Constitution aloud on the House floor, the First Amendment was read by:



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