A 64-year-old Washington state man has been arrested for allegedly threatening to kill U.S. Senator Patty Murray of Washington. The Justice Department announced Charles Alan Wilson was taken into custody after allegedly making the death threats in phone calls to Murray's office between March 22 and April 4. Wilson allegedly told undercover FBI agents he often carries a gun with a concealed weapons permit and said he was very angry about the passage of healthcare reform legislation. Threats have increased against members of Congress since the bills passed. The Justice Department said threatening a federal official is punishable by up to ten years in prison and a fine of 250-thousand dollars if convicted. Man arrested for Patty Murray death threats - Jake Sherman - POLITICO.com Federal authorities have arrested a Philadelphia man and charged him with threatening to kill House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and his family. Norman Leboon will be charged with two federal counts: threatening to kill a member of Congress and interfering with his federal duties, and posting video online containing such threats. He is scheduled to appear in federal district court in Philadelphia on Monday afternoon. Man arrested for Eric Cantor death threat - Jake Sherman - POLITICO.com And for what... the passing of a Health Care Bill? ---------------------------------------------------- Heavily repeated gun violence rhetoric, the slurs, the intimidating gang-like mentality of people in fear of things they don't even know and are too ignorant to find out. Let the reality of the situation and history be your guide here, not your ideologies. You think it's just about "your rights", "your tax dollars" or "your America", and it's SO MUCH MORE than that. To the people on the lunatic fringes of political society, tone down the hate while you still can. Because quite honestly, you have NO IDEA of the sleeping giant you're starting to agitate. And no, your guns aren't gonna save you either.