Dana Loesch is the Ozark version of Jackie Mason. Speaking at the Bullets & Bourbon confab, the comely conservative commentator’s timing was immaculate, her off-hand one-liners withering and her shtick superlative. Re: death threats and stalkers: “They’re the ones with the problem,” she asserted. “My husband and I are like Michael Gross and Reba McIntyre in Tremors.” Re: shopping at a gun store: “Who buys one gun? All my objects have to have a buddy.” After her talk, I sat down with Ms. Loesch to find out what she carries and why . . .
Loesch packs a GLOCK 19 or a Smith & Wesson .38 caliber Airweight. “I bought the 19 because it’s got a giant grip; it’s comfortable in my hand.” While Dana may be the only person I’ve ever met who bought a GLOCK for its superlative ergonomics [sic], she joins the throng in praising her carry gun’s reliability. “I don’t ever worry about my GLOCK letting me down,” she says.
Loesch carries the GLOCK or a Smith & Wesson .38 Airweight on-body in an inside-the-waistband holster, usually under a jacket. Alternatively, she carries her GLOCK in a handbag. When I gently pointed out the potential difficulty of accessing a gun in a crowded bag, Loesch came straight back. “I carry a computer, a power cord, lip gloss and my gun. I’m not going to end-up pointing Mulberry lip gloss at a bad guy.”
Clearly, Loesch is not comfortable without a gun. So what does she do when her career takes her to New York City or Washington, D.C., as it often does? While Loesch has taken two years of Krav Maga (I wouldn’t want to mess with her), “I always request security.” No doubt she feels a sense of relief when she straps-up on her return to a free state. As do we all.