Robbie Leonard believes Second Amendment supporters are terrorists.
He said so in a now-viral 2019 Facebook post.
Who is Robbie Leonard?
Robbie Leonard is a Maryland attorney running for Baltimore County state’s attorney.
Leonard is a Democrat, a far-left progressive, and he’s an elected Maryland Democratic Party official.
In February 2019, Robbie Leonard jumped on Facebook, blasted Second Amendment supporters, and he called on his friends to doxx law-abiding activists.
Robbie Leonard is an anti-Second Amendment activist.
Leonard didn’t stop there.
He disparaged Second Amendment supporters as “terrorists in the making” and demanded the FBI investigate them without regard for due process.
No probable cause.
Why would a candidate for Baltimore County state’s attorney call on federal law enforcement to investigate Marylanders for supporting the Second Amendment?
How could Baltimore County voters ever trust Robbie Leonard to fairly apply the law?
Robbie Leonard doxxing call to action
Robbie Leonard then called on his Facebook friends to doxx Second Amendment activists.
Doxing is the internet-based practice of researching and broadcasting private or identifiable information (especially personally identifiable information).
Did you know that doxxing is illegal?
The 2A activists weren’t bothering anybody in Annapolis; they minded their own business.
But Leonard doesn’t support the Second Amendment.
Think about this for a moment.
Robbie Leonard is an attorney.
He has practiced law for over a decade now.
But Robbie Leonard didn’t care about breaking the law when he called on his Facebook friends to commit a crime.
Robbie Leonard is running for Baltimore County state’s attorney, the top law enforcement official in Maryland’s third-largest county.
Do you think Robbie Leonard would uphold the law if elected Baltimore County state’s attorney?
Robbie Leonard went viral on Facebook
Leonard’s post sparked widespread outrage and controversy – so much so that he went viral on social media.
“Time to dox (sic) some homegrown terrorists.”
That’s Robbie Leonard’s February 2019 illegal call to action.
Second Amendment activists lined the streets in February 2019 for the annual “Gun Day In Annapolis.”
The activists stood on the sidewalks, held signs, and wore shirts that said, “We Will Not Comply.”
An activist told A Miner Detail that “We Will Not Comply” means they’ve had enough with Maryland’s overreaching gun laws.
Maryland lawmakers may hear several hours of testimony on gun-related legislation during an annual 90-day legislative session.
Intense Backlash against Leonard
Robbie Leonard’s 2A doxxing post received intense backlash nationwide.
But here at home, Marylanders had a few things they wanted to say about Leonard’s illegal doxxing catcalls.
“We think it’s disgusting,” Paul Brockman said, referring to attorney Robbie Leonard’s illegal call to doxx law-abiding Second Amendment demonstrators.
“Leonard should apologize for it. An apology would be the compassionate thing to do,” Brockman said.
But Leonard refused to apologize.
Brockman is a 2nd Amendment activist and captain” in the gun rights advocacy group The Patriot Picket, a Maryland-based First and Second Amendment advocacy group founded in 2013.
“I mean, anybody who would….and, unfortunately, we see it more and more on the Democratic side,” Brockman said.
“They don’t want people exercising their First Amendment rights. And that was their First Amendment right to go out there on the sidewalk and say whatever they want – pro-gun, anti-gun.”
Brockman said he traveled to Annapolis from Elkridge with his Patriot Picket friends “to testify against a lot of the bad gun control legislation.”
Though Brockman said, he testified in support of “a few good bills.”
About 1500 Second Amendment activists visited Annapolis in February 2019 to testify in front of the House Judiciary Committee on gun rights legislation.
Maryland Democrats Won’t Condemn Robbie Leonard
Ben Smith was the Maryland Democratic Party executive director in 2019.
Today, Ben Smith is Peter Franchot‘s gubernatorial campaign manager.
Smith released a statement soon after Leonard’s Facebook post began receiving negative viral attention.
“When discussing firearm regulations, the specter of gun violence is always present,” Smith’s statement said.
“These fraught conversations require peace and healing, not escalated conflict.”
Ben Smith blames Second Amendment Activists
“When activists wear shirts stating ‘We will not comply with new firearm regulations, that action escalates the conflict and a willingness to flout the rule of law.”
Ben Smith never condemned Leonard for his doxxing post.
And Ben Smith’s statement never even mentioned Robbie Leonard by name.
But doxxing did get a shout-out from Smith.
“Doxxing escalates the conflict and violates privacy rights,” Smith wrote.
“The Maryland Democratic Party respects the rule of law and peaceful participation in the legislative process. We ask that advocates on both sides do the same.”
A Change.org petition called on Leonard to resign from his elected Maryland Democratic Party position.
To date, Leonard is still a Maryland Democratic Party officer.
Robbie Leonard says 2A supporters are terrorists
Leonard amped up his anti-gun rhetoric.
“I hope the FBI runs the name of every witness wearing a t-shirt that says ‘We Will Not Comply’ t-shirt,” Lenoard said on Facebook.
“They’re a bunch of terrorists in the making.”
Patriot Picket founder Jeff Hulbert of Chester, Md., was outraged.
Leonard’s social media post is “a typical reaction from Democrats who want to feel first and then think later,” he told A Miner Detail.
“Government can’t operate when Democrats only navigate with their feelings,” Hulbert said.
We Will Not Comply slogan
Hulbert said the group’s slogan, “We Will Not Comply,” is nothing more than a forecast.
“It’s not a threat; it’s a forecast.”
“It says if they pass these tyrannical laws where they, say a class of rifle that they told us would not be restricted six years ago, now they’re back to saying we want to take them away,” Hulbert continued.
“They have violated a pledge. They’ve always said, ‘we’re not coming for your guns.’ This is proof that they are coming for our guns no matter what.”
Hulbert also had harsh words for Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, a Republican.
“I wish he [Hogan] would stop running for president and focus on the number of times in Maryland that our rights are being violated and infringed upon.”
Larry Hogan is considering a 2024 Republican presidential primary campaign.
Robbie Leonard’s failed political campaigns
Baltimore County voters rejected Leonard twice.