Human Rights

Gun-Obsessed GOP State Rep in Nevada Threatens Syrian Refugees: 'I'm About to Fly to Paris and Shoot 'em in the Head Myself'

On her Saturday talk show, Rep. Michele Fiore amped up the violent speech.

Staunching the spread of terrorism and preventing attacks like the one in San Bernardino has policy experts and officials stumped. No worries, though, because a Nevada GOP Assemblywoman has come up with a fitting plan to battle global terrorism: go to a foreign country with the express purpose of murdering innocent men, women and children. 

On her Saturday talk show, Nevada Rep. Michele Fiore said she's so opposed to settling Syrian refugees in her state she would fly to Paris and shoot them herself. 

Co-host Brian Wilson asked Fiore why she hasn't signed a letter promising to bar Syrian refugees from Nevada, a stance that policy experts have repeatedly said would wrongly punish innocent people while not making Americans any safer. Fiore assured the host that her failure to sign the letter was merely an oversight, rather than any shortage of ignorant bigotry on her part. 

"I'm about to fly to Paris and shoot 'em in the head myself!" Fiore joyfully declared, laughing at her own hilarious joke about murdering civilians. "I'm not OK with Syrian refugees, I'm not OK with terrorists, you know I'm OK with putting them down, blacking them out. Just put a piece of brass in their ocular cavity and end their miserable lives. I'm good with that."  

Fiore most recently exemplified responsible governance by sending out a Christmas card portraying her entire family armed with guns, including a small child: 


Listen to audio of Fiore's statement from her radio show below: 

Tana Ganeva is a reporter covering criminal justice, drug policy and homelessness. Follow her on Twitter @TanaGaneva.