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Idaho Lawmaker Ponders, Via Facebook, Whether to Show Peaceful Protesters 'Empty 30mm Shell' in Her Truck


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A Facebook post from Rep. Priscilla Giddings (R- White Bird) spread like wildfire on social media Friday when the first-term member of the Idaho House asked if she should show four young students protesting outside of the state GOP convention "the empty 30mm shell" in her truck. The four young women, who Giddings said were "peacefully protesting," were calling for more firearms restrictions, and carried signs that read, "This isn't right or life, it's life or death," and "The solutions we need cannot fit into a bubble." Giddings even posed with the four women outside the convention, which is being held on the campus of Idaho State University in Pocatello.

Giddings' full Facebook post read, "Idaho State University students peacefully protesting our Republican convention. Do you think I should show these girls the empty 30mm shell I have in the truck?"

Within two hours, the Facebook post had attracted nearly 800 comments, nearly all of them negative. They included:
  • "Wow. You are a horrible person."
  • "You should resign."
  • "You Idaho folk need to make her famous...share this."
Earlier this year, Giddings urged her constituents to submit entries for her "fake news awards."