As our friend Glenn Reynolds at Instapundit might ask, why are anti-gunners so violent and abusive? Radio show host, The Blaze talking head and NRA spox Dana Loesch gives no quarter in her support for Second Amendment rights. She can regularly be seen across your cable dial doing media hits in support of the right to keep and bear arms and defending the NRA’s stances on issues such as bump fire stocks.
But these days, that kind of outspokenness and visibility comes with a certain amount of blowback. And risk. Last night, Loesch let it be known via her Twitter feed that she’s moving her family “due to repeated threats from gun control advocates.”
In the wake of the revelations about the rampant sexual predation of wanna-be NRA bête noire Harvey Weinstein, a number of women took to twitter using the #metoo hashtag to recount their stories of assault and exploitation.
But Ms. Loesch’s experience differs from the sexual harassment and physical abuse stories most were sharing. Rather than the price for a stepping stone to a promotion or a spot in the next Miramax film, Loesch’s abuse was the result of her political opinions and work she’s done for one of America’s oldest civil rights organizations.
If you’ve followed her at all in recent years, you know that any potential attacker will likely be met with a significant amount of lead sent their way. She’s no shrinking violet and reportedly carries a concealed firearm daily.
Still, someone in her position has to take threats against herself and her family seriously. Will her new location be any less subject to anti-gunner doxxing than her current home? We have our doubts. Still, you have to do what you can. So we wish Ms. Loesch good luck. And we know about 5 million fellow NRA members who would likely be happy to come to her aid should the need arise.