When Did This Become Normal: “Help Remove Gabrielle Giffords From Office. Shoot a Fully Automatic M16 with Jesse Kelly”

Kelly's shoot event“Let me say one thing, because people tend to pooh-pooh this business about all the vitriol that we hear inflaming the American public by people who make a living off of doing that, that may be free speech, but it’s not without consequences.” — Pima County Arizona Sheriff Clarence Dupnik

“Get on target for victory in Novemeber.  Help remove Gabrielle Giffords from office.  Shoot a fully automatic M16 with Jesse Kelly.” Who spoke out against this at the time?  Who even noticed it? When did this become normal? I’ll tell you when: When everyone went silent the minute they found out about it.  No one was paying attention to the politcal events of Jesse Kelly.  Candidate Kelly, who was a Marine and had a typical family portrait of his wife and kids on his campaign events, was probably above questioning from any of the GOP officials who surely knew about this event in real time.  But why? Can anyone imagine Reps. Maxine Waters or Greg Meeks getting away with holding such an event?