Back in 1170, King Henry II was having a feud with his former good friend Thomas Becket.
The king reportedly stated something along the lines of "What miserable drones and traitors have I nourished and brought up in my household, who let their lord be treated with such shameful contempt by a low-born cleric?"
Four of his knights overheard him and decided that it was a Royal Command to kill Becket.
This is the little bit of history that flashed through my mind when Mr. Trump spoke yesterday about "Second Amendment people". While we will never truly know his real meaning, the danger of his words being interpreted as an assassination request is well-founded in history.