Will Lara Trump be jailed? Could get 20 years for 'get guns and be ready' comment

Lara Trump recently said in a Fox interview that people on the southern border of the US should 'arm up and get guns and be ready' for migrants


                             Will Lara Trump be jailed? Could get 20 years for 'get guns and be ready' comment
Lara Trump is being slammed for 'inciting violence' in a recent interview (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images)
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Former US President Donald Trump's daughter-in-law Lara Trump is under the internet's fire for what social media is calling "inciting violence," after she claimed in a recent interview with Fox News that people on the southern border should get guns and take matters into their own hands.

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Speaking to Fox News personality Jeanine Pirro, Trump made the claims that could land her in legal jeopardy. According to Lara Trump, residents of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California should prepare to engage in extra-legal violence against immigrants. "And I don't know what you tell the people that live at the southern border," she said, adding: "I guess they better arm up and get guns and be ready — and maybe they're going to have to start taking matters into their own hands."

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Once a clip from Lara's chat with Pirro went viral on Twitter, Fred Wellman, the executive director of the Lincoln Project hinted at the possibility that Lara Trump might have committed a federal crime by making her proclamations on national television. He cited a link to Cornell Law website on the "18 U.S. Code § 373 - Solicitation to commit a crime of violence". The full details of the law list prison sentences of up to 20 years for, "Whoever, with intent that another person engage in conduct constituting a felony that has as an element the use, attempted use, or threatened use of physical force against property or against the person of another in violation of the laws of the United States, and under circumstances strongly corroborative of that intent, solicits, commands, induces, or otherwise endeavors to persuade such other person to engage in such conduct..."

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Wellman was clearly not the only one who thought Trumps 'words were a deplorable call for violence against innocents', as Twitter broke out into a frenzy demanding legal action against Trump. An account with the username @acyn originally tweeted a clip from Lara's sit-down with Pirro, adding a caption that read: "Lara Trump says people who live at the southern border should get guns and take matters into their own hands," adding that they "don't support this statement obviously." Wellman then retweeted the post to his over 180k followers, with the words "Incitement to violence."

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Texas Democrat Russell Foster also retweeted the same post from @acyn, writing: "This is dangerous. The former president's daughter-in-law is calling for people to shoot immigrants. It's worse after multiple mass shootings over the last few days in Texas & elsewhere. This could lead to an uptick in hate crimes across the country." Others claimed: "Last time I checked Inciting violence is a crime." And some alleged: "There is so much loose talk like this right now. She's not stupid. She knows what she's saying."

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Others dubbed Trump with far more serious labels, such as one user who tweeted: "This is stochastic terrorism. Lara Trump is a domestic terrorist." Others slammed fox News for airing the broadcast in the first place. One user tweeted: "I would love to know why this inflammatory nonsense is allowed on television. Fox opinion is often indistinguishable from most jihadist websites" Photojournalist Zach D Roberts also slammed: "Just casually saying on a national broadcast that people should take up arms and start shooting immigrants. This is where we're at." Other users were left confused; One tweeted: "Um, isn't she inviting gun violence here? This is not ok."

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