This guy was arrested for threatening to assassinate Obama if he was elected. Man held in Fla. for threatening Obama's life - Barack Obama News - MSNBC.com I don't know what the charges are for threats like this but it can't be a good thing to have on your record. According to the article it was a fairly empty threat. He had not taken steps to carry this out although he does own several weapons and military gear according to "authorities". I wonder if you can lose your right to bear arms for making threats, even if you claim to be joking around? I don't think you can actually. The man denied making the threats later on after he was taken into custody but there were quite a few people who claimed to have heard him say "If he gets elected, I'll assassinate him myself."