One of the most outspoken proponents of the Second Amendment has been receiving death threats to not only herself, but her family as well.
National Rifle Association spokeswoman Dana Loesch announced on Twitter that her family had been forced to move suddenly after receiving multiple death threats from gun control advocates, according to The Washington Free Beacon.
The conservative commentator, radio host, and NRA spokeswoman announced that her family was moving, and condemned the way politically progressive factions in society treat, not only conservatives, but conservative women in particular.
In light of the recent allegations against Harvey Weinstein, in which many women have began recounted their own stories of abuse on Twitter, Loesch described how she has been continuously threatened for hew views on guns and the Second Amendment in a similar fashion.
“Spent my weekend preparing to move due to repeated threats from gun control advocates,” she tweeted. “One guy hunted down my private cell phone number, called when police were here, threatened to shoot me in my front yard. #MeToo”
She continued to describe the extent that aggressive gun control advocates go to intimidate their adversaries. In one tweet, she describes how one man created a series of social media accounts, posted pictures of her home, and threatened to rape her to death.
In another, she describes how another gun control advocate threatened to hunt her down and assault her, as well as her children, adding how grateful she was for schools, law enforcement, and the private security she employs, in working to keep them safe from these threats.
These threats prompted her and her husband to quickly put their house on the market and move to another residence. Although she described moving away from her beloved neighborhood to be a crushing decision, the threats have escalated to a point where it became an unavoidable decision. In one case, her son opened up a Christmas card that contained pictures of bloodied bodies, according to The Washington Examiner.
Loesch also mentioned that conservative women tend to be treated quite poorly by others, saying, “I see conservative women regularly abused on social media by some of the same people slamming Weinstein,” and that “The culture is only non-conservative women deserve respect. It’s idiotic, demonstrated daily, and deserving of more than 140 chars.”
Loesch has many supporters in her struggle, but one of the least expected individuals to jump to her defense was Chelsea Clinton, who tweeted: “Dana – this is all awful & unacceptable. Those of us who disagree with you the strongest have a particular responsible [sic] to strongly condemn.”
Dana Loesch has been forced to move due to threats against her family. Should the police track down those making threats?
If anything, however, Loesch has stated adamantly that she won’t be silenced by these threats. When she spoke in an interview, she said that these threats only solidified her reasoning for carrying a concealed weapon in the first place. When asked if she would use it if threatened, Loesch responded “yes.”
She remains hopeful that her new address won’t be published after the move so that at least her children can have a childhood without having to face these threats. “I hope that people can keep their disagreements professional and I hope that strength enough in their own convictions that they don’t have to resort to that kind of nonsense,” Loesch concluded.