The founder of a Colorado gun group is looking forward to November's "hunting season" because it will be "time to hunt Democrats."

Dudley Brown, who serves as the executive director of Rocky Mountain Gun Owners and the executive vice president of the National Association for Gun Rights, used some violent rhetoric during a Wednesday interview with NPR about how gun owners would deal with Democrats who supported President Barack Obama's proposal for universal background checks.

"I liken it to the proverbial hunting season," Brown quipped. "We tell gun owners, 'There's a time to hunt deer. And the next election is the time to hunt Democrats.'"

"This is a very Western state with traditional Western values," he pointed out. "And citizens had to have firearms for self-defense, and right now that's still the case."

A 2010 post on Sarah Palin’s Facebook page had placed crosshairs over Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ congressional district only months before the Democratic congresswoman was shot in January of 2011. Palin had said supporters should “reload” and use their votes to “aim for” the Democrat’s defeat.

Watch this video from NPR, broadcast April 3, 2013.

[Photo: Facebook/Rocky Mountain Gun Owners]

(h/t: Think Progress)