The NRA Is Threatening An Activist Who Is Trying To Make America’s Kids Safer

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When the NRA told its supporters to tell Watts what they thought about gun bans, they sent her death threats.

Chelsea Clinton spoke out in defense of Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, after she received a number of death threats on following a Twitter spar with the National Rifle Association (NRA), according to Yahoo Lifestyle.

The brawl started after Watts quoted an article in which the NRA advocated against a proposed ban on all rifle ammunition. The quote, the NRA argued, was an attempt to "deceptively cherry pick" the article.

In a subsequent post, the NRA asked supporters to tell Watts, who it referred to as Bloomberg's Chief Lobbyist, what they thought of ammunition bans.

Moments later the activist was showered with a number of death threats. One user, defending the threats, wrote “Maybe because you’re a f***ing imbecile lobbying to take unalienable basic human rights of your fellow citizens. Maybe you SHOULD receive death threats."

A number of users defended Watts. Chelsea Clinton, daughter of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, wrote, “No one ‘SHOULD receive death threats.’ Autism isn’t a slur. Labeling a gun ‘an inanimate object’ doesn’t change the fact that states with stricter gun-control laws have lower rates of murders and suicides.”

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is part of Everytown for Gun Safety, a gun control organizations financed by Michael Bloomberg.

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Comments (1)
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As a member of mom's demand action here in Oregon I've known she has gotten threats but not to this extent! How would the NRA like it if each of their members got threats? hmmm .. they were most likely love it. Because they would have an excuse to kill someone.