- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 8, 2018

A spokesperson for the NRA smacked down critics Thursday who have likened the gun rights group to terrorist organizations, saying she will not be “shamed’ for wanting to defend her family.

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy, a Democrat, said this week that the NRA has “in essence become a terrorist organization” and said the group is a “cry from the NRA in 1999 that said teachers should carry guns in school.”

NRA spokesperson Dana Loesch said she can’t take Mr. Malloy or others that have launched similar attacks seriously.

“I want to be able to defend my family and I am not going to be shamed for it,” NRA spokesperson Dana Loesch said on “Fox & Friends.” “I am not going to be shamed for it by the Connecticut governor or anyone else that wants to smear me or anyone as terrorists because we disagree with him and we have a different way of protecting our families.”

Mrs. Loesch said she wants gun owners who are parents to upload videos on social media, explaining “why they carry and why they are not terrorists.”

“I am tired of people questioning mothers and fathers and saying they love their firearms more than they love their children,” she said.

The NRA has come out against a bill that passed the Florida Legislature this week that puts restrictions on firearm purchases, including by raising the age to purchase a gun to 21 and creating a three-day waiting period.

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