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.