Texas Mom Tells Ed Schultz: My Daughters and I Get ‘Threats of Sexual Violence’ Daily Over Support for Gun Safety Laws
The founder of a gun safety advocacy group told MSNBC host Ed Schultz on Monday that the abuse against her goes beyond an attempt at intimidation by 40 armed gun owners this past weekend.
“As a member of this organizations, I get death threats and threats of sexual violence against myself and my daughters on a daily basis,” Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense in America founder Shannon Watts said to Schultz. “This is an underbelly of America that all citizens should understand is out there, and that they do not want any kind of regulation of the Second Amendment whatsoever.”
As PolicyMic reported on Monday, Watts and three other members of her group were meeting inside a Dallas, Texas restaurant when members of Open Carry Texas arrived at the establishment, many of them pulling “long guns” out of a truck, and waited in the parking lot for the Moms Demand Action group to leave. A spokesperson for Watts’ organization told Think Progress that the restaurant owner did not call police out of fear of “inciting a riot.”