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Ohio man charged with threatening to shoot Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, illegally stockpiling ammunition

https://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/ny-ohio-man-charged-threat-ocasio-cortez-ammunition-20190809-xzomlq2cfjdi5egayzv6duf7am-story.html

An Ohio man was slammed with criminal charges Friday for threatening New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and stockpiling illegal ammunition in his home, according to prosecutors.

Federal agents raided Tim Ireland’s Toledo home on Thursday and arrested him after learning he had posted on Facebook that Ocasio-Cortez “should be shot," prosecutors said.

“My employer would load the gun for me,” Ireland posted, according to court records.

During the raid, feds found several rounds of illegal ammunition in Ireland’s home, prosecutors said.

An FBI background check also revealed the 41-year-old had two outstanding warrants on marijuana possession in Georgia and skipping a court hearing in Florida related to a past criminal case, according to prosecutors.

Before Ireland’s arrest, a federal agent had called him and asked about the inflammatory Facebook post about Ocasio-Cortez, according to records.

“Ireland stated he was very proud of that post he made,” the agent wrote in an affidavit.

Ireland also told the agent he “always carries his guns concealed” and that “everyone he knows has guns,” according to the affidavit.

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