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National Rifle Association Spokesperson Dana Loesch Having To Flee Home Due To "Repeated Threats" From Gun Control Advocates

National Rifle Association spokesperson Dana Loesch said Sunday she was preparing to move from her home "due to repeated threats from gun control advocates."

In a series of tweets, Loesch explained some of the threats she has recently experienced.


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"One guy hunted down my private cellphone number, called when police were here, threatened to shoot me in my front yard," Loesch wrote.

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2 One guy hunted down my private cell phone number, called when police were here, threatened to shoot me in my front yard. #MeToo

In another post, Loesch said someone posted photos of her house, and "threatened to rape me to death."

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2 One guy hunted down my private cell phone number, called when police were here, threatened to shoot me in my front yard. #MeToo

3 Another guy created a string of social media accounts, posted photos of my house, threatened to rape me to death. #MeToo

The threats haven't just targeted Loesch, but have also focused on her children.

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3 Another guy created a string of social media accounts, posted photos of my house, threatened to rape me to death. #MeToo
 

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4 Another gun control advocate, after threatening to hunt me down and assault me, dragged my kids into it. #MeToo
 

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4 Another gun control advocate, after threatening to hunt me down and assault me, dragged my kids into it. #MeToo
 


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5 Iím grateful that my kidsí school worked with law enforcement and private security to ensure campus safety, and work with me. #MeToo
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"Iím grateful that my kidsí school worked with law enforcement and private security to ensure campus safety, and work with me," she wrote.

Loesch said she's only discussed these threats "kinda vaguely," and noted there were others she "canít discuss."

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6 Iíve only ever discussed these issues kinda vaguely. More I canít discuss. I and other 2A women are sexually threatened regularly #MeToo
 

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7 Iím not sad, just determined. Maybe someday ppl will drop the ideological boundaries and not cherry-pick concern. Maybe someday. #MeToo
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5 Iím grateful that my kidsí school worked with law enforcement and private security to ensure campus safety, and work with me. #MeToo
 

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6 Iíve only ever discussed these issues kinda vaguely. More I canít discuss. I and other 2A women are sexually threatened regularly #MeToo
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"I and other 2A women are sexually threatened regularly," she wrote, referring to women who support the Second Amendment.

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Iím not sad, just determined. Maybe someday ppl will drop the ideological boundaries and not cherry-pick concern. Maybe someday. #MeToo
 

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8 When you think of it, itís amazing/sad to see the treatment of women on social media who do not identify as progressive.
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8 When you think of it, itís amazing/sad to see the treatment of women on social media who do not identify as progressive.
 

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9 I see conservative women regularly abused on social media by some of the same people slamming Weinstein.
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9 I see conservative women regularly abused on social media by some of the same people slamming Weinstein.
 

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10 The culture is only non-conservative women deserve respect. Itís idiotic, demonstrated daily, and deserving of more than 140 chars.
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To wrap up her posts, Loesch wrote, "Maybe now you understand why I believe all women have the right to defend themselves with 2A and expand their skills w training."

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Re my last: Maybe now you understand why I believe all women have the right to defend themselves with 2A and expand their skills w training.
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She recently slammed "Saturday Night Live" actors who made fun of gun owners in the wake of the Las Vegas massacre, saying during an appearance on "FOX & Friends," they "lack the courage of their own convictions."

Loesch said the anti-Second Amendment jokes are told by celebrities who often have armed security guards to protect them.

"Why don't you give up the firearms that your private security is holding?" she said. "You're not being more virtuous just because you're paying someone else to carry it. You're outsourcing it because you lack the courage of your own convictions."