- The Washington Times - Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Conservative talk radio host and gun-rights advocate Dana Loesch says she has reached out to the FBI after an Internet troll edited a promotional video she recently did for the National Rifle Association to depict her bloody gun death.

Twitter user @TomAdelsbach, who describes himself as a “Graphic Artist, Website Designer, Flash Animator” from Chicago, edited the video to show Ms. Loesch shooting herself in the head. His now-deleted post read, “Dana Loesch’s new promotional video for the #NRA ‘backfires’ on her,” a local Fox affiliate reported.

Ms. Loesch tweeted the video to her 304,000 followers, “Great. Now anti-gun #MomsDemand fans are making videos threatening to kill me.”

Ms. Loesch said she has contacted the FBI and has had the video removed from Twitter.

“I’ve contacted the FBI. I will keep you updated. I am going to pursue this to the fullest extent,” she tweeted.

“And every hate Tweet I receive? I’m going to donate to the NRA in that person’s name AND buy myself another box of ammo,” she added, Talking Points Memo reported.

Ms. Loesch started Sunday with a donation in the name of the troll who posted the grisly video of her.

Remington Arms, America’s oldest gun maker, tweeted its support: “We’re following your story, video buzz. Beyond creepy. If you need a new concealed carry piece, message us. #2A #LIVEREADY”

It is unclear why Ms. Loesch initially invoked #MomsDemand, a frequently used hashtag to reference pro-gun control organization Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, The Huffington Post reported. Mr. Adelsbach’s original post made no mention of the organization, which was quick to condemn the edited video.

“We had no part in making this video and we vehemently oppose its message,” Kate Folmar, Moms Demand Action deputy communications director, told the Post. “We’re focused on saving lives and do not condone any kind of activity —including this video — that makes light of gun violence in America.”

In a blog post Monday, Ms. Loesch blamed Moms Demand for refusing to condemn their supporters “for threatening violence over the Second Amendment.”

“Violence is apparently silently endorsed and from my experience, shared,” by anti-gun groups like Moms Demand and their parent organization, Everytown, she wrote.  

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