Disgraced Trump administration figure Michael Flynn boasted on Sunday that maybe he’ll “find somebody” in Washington with a new assault-style rifle a California church gave him.

Flynn, the former national security adviser pardoned by Donald Trump for lying about his Russia contacts, made the jaw-dropping remark after he was gifted the gun at the “Church of Glad Tidings” in Yuba City, California. Church members roared with laughter and clapped when Flynn suggested hunting humans in the nation’s capital.

“We were trying to come up with a rifle that we thought was appropriate for a general, so we went with an old-school Woodland camouflage … one of our top-quality guns,” said Jason Parker, who works for a gun company. The weapon he presented to Flynn appeared to be a Woodland Camo AR-15.

A smiling Flynn responded loudly: “Maybe I’ll find somebody in Washington, D.C.”

FLYNN: “Maybe I’ll find somebody in Washington D.C…”Trump’s now-pardoned former National Security Advisor General Michael Flynn *jokes* about assassination at the “Church of Glad Tidings” in Yuba, CA, as he gets a semi-automatic rifle. 😳pic.twitter.com/G5JfqTbGD3

— The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) July 25, 2021

Rachel Vindman, wife of whistleblower Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, was among those who denounced Flynn on Twitter. She said Flynn, a retired Army general, “should be recalled to active duty and court-martialed.”

It’s hardly the first time people have called for a court-martial of Flynn, a notorious QAnon disciple who continues to collect a hefty military pension, in spite of his criminal conviction.

Retired four-star Gen. Barry McCaffrey last month blasted Flynn for calling for a Myanmar-like coup in America at a QAnon conference in May.

“This is putting the country at risk,” McCaffrey said on MSNBC. “I have never heard anything like this … in the last hundred years. This [is] completely irresponsible, provocative language.”

McCaffrey predicted then that the U.S. Department of Justice was going to be “hard-pressed not to consider whether this language is criminal in nature.” But no action was taken.

Last year, Flynn retweeted a call for Trump to keep the White House by force, and reportedly urged Trump to use the Insurrection Act to declare martial law to stay in power.

Twitter critics were appalled at Flynn’s threat with his new rifle. One accused the Yuba church of “arming domestic terrorists.”

He is a clear and present danger.

— maraleia (@maraleia) July 25, 2021

How you say something like that? And, how do people laugh and applaud this? We are in terrifying times

— jonathan slater (@jonatha39849257) July 25, 2021

Is the @FBI or @TheJusticeDept or @PFPAOfficial worried when they here these violent comments from Mike Flynn? Does anyone take these comments seriously? If this was said by a person of color they would be arrested immediately. @GenCQBrownJr @GenMhayden @maddow @Lawrence

— Patricia G (@gagen_patricia) July 25, 2021


— r2no (@r2no2) July 25, 2021

Is this acceptable behavior, @SecDef? If not an outright threat, it’s certainly language geared to inflame and incite. With all of the rage bubbling below society’s surface right now, this is incredibly dangerous to give a pass to.

— denise friday (@19friday) July 26, 2021

I'm aghast this continues.

— feralflutter (@feralflutter) July 25, 2021

That's a pretty direct assassination threat from someone who has ALSO been directly involved in planning a coup.

— Brent (@Easonred57) July 25, 2021

I reported the full video to @FBI because that was clearly a threat.

— JOY!! (@AlaskaGrannyof8) July 25, 2021

From fired National Security Advisor and criminal to QAnon supporter and election lie peddler, Mike Flynn is a disgrace.This sick " joke" is indicative of who he is.

— David Lapan (@DaveLapanDC) July 25, 2021

1. The humor of threatening to use his new toy on "someone in Washington DC" is grotesque. As is the laughter about it.2. Why is a church trafficking in guns? Don't they trust God to protect them?

— DanM (The #FoxPox is killing Americans) (@The_Dan_M) July 25, 2021

I'm retired USAF. I know retired and active generals with 1 to 4 stars personally and none of them, none, are like this. Flynn dishonors his oath, his uniform and our flag.

— D. Stamos/Helodriver (@SpacecoastPix) July 25, 2021

Seems to be that inciting violence is no big deal in this country. I like to believe that "right matters" but it's very hard to believe when there are no consequences for all of the criminal activity during – and after – the Trump administration.

— Lisa Lauren (@lisalaurenhere) July 25, 2021

@TheJusticeDept @FBI @glennkirschner2 please explain how these people are free and gathering steam for another insurrection after the one in January?? Thanks ✌🏽

— Heather (Hickok) Ferguson🎆🌟 (@heathertheminx) July 25, 2021

I hope everybody on stage who was laughing considers that a former national security advisor just made a joke about shooting people in Washington that he doesn’t like.

— (((Richard Arnold))) (@richardfromla) July 25, 2021

"Which commandment in the law is the greatest?" He said, "'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. 'This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

— Colette Clarke Torres (@TorresClarke) July 25, 2021

I'm thinking the judge when he was on trial for the first time .who asked the prosecutors why he wasn't being prosecuted for treason was right on the money.

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