Arkansas State Police are investigating comments posted Saturday in the Benton County Republican Party's online newsletter which say, in part: "The 2nd amendment means nothing unless those in power believe you would have no problem simply walking up and shooting them if they got too far out of line and stopped responding as representatives."
County Chairman Tim Summers of Bentonville confirmed Monday morning he was contacted by State Police investigators about the comments, which are in a guest column and not approved by the county committee, he said. The committee was attempting to remove the column from the website Monday morning, he said. The site is: http://www.nogy.net/bcgop/Apr_2013/index.html and the commentary in question was still on it as of 9:30 a.m.
State Rep. Sue Scott, R-Rogers, confirmed Monday she was contacted by State Police and by Rogers police. Scott voted for the "private option" extension of health care coverage, which the column protested.