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NRA's Loesch: Don't Take 'Terrorist Organization' Slur Seriously

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By    |   Thursday, 08 March 2018 09:30 AM

National Rifle Association spokeswoman Dana Loesch said Thursday she can't regard politicians like Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy seriously when they "insult and smear" the organization by calling it a "terrorist organization."

"I'm a mom. I have kids," Loesch told Fox News' "Fox & Friends" program. "I mean, we are dealing with homework issues late last night. Maybe making my kids get all their homework done makes me some kind of terrorist."

Earlier this week, Malloy commented the NRA of today is a "far cry" from the organization that said in 1999 teachers should not carry weapons in schools, or in the 1990s also said we should have universal background checks. They have in essence become a "terrorist organization."

"I can't take seriously anyone who says that they're coming to this conversation," Loesch told Fox News. "I cannot take their claims in good faith genuinely or seriously at all when they decide to insult and smear millions of law abiding Americans."

Loesch also said she is tired of people who question parents who own guns, and who say that such people "'love their firearms more than they love their children.'"

"One of the reasons that I have a firearm is to protect my family, is to protect my kids," she said. "Let's be real. In my mind, I'm like 7-foot tall, 400 pounds. In reality I'm 5-foot 6 and 125 pounds. I want to defend my family. I'm not going to be shamed for it by the Connecticut governor or anyone else that wants to smear me or anyone as terrorist because we disagree with him and we have a different way of protecting our family."

Meanwhile, the Florida state House Wednesday night passed the "Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act," appropriating $400 million toward school safety while prohibiting the sale and possessions of bump-fire stock devices and prohibiting a person adjudicated as mentally ill or having been committed to a mental institution from owning or buying a gun.

The bill also allows trained school personnel, except for those who teach exclusively, to carry guns, the Miami Herald reported. 

"I always support school districts and teachers and parents coming together to determine how to best address their school security issue," Loesch said Thursday.

"This is something that schools all across America are going to have to determine on a case-by-case basis. I would caution everyone that there is no one size fits all for schools when it comes to security because every school is different."

Loesche also said that if teachers want to carry weapons, they should be able to, but that shouldn't be made mandatory.

Gov. Rick Scott does not like many of the elements in the bill, noted Fox News' Brian Kilmeade, including raising the legal age for rifle purchases to 21, and Loesch said she is not sure if he'll sign the bill.

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National Rifle Association spokeswoman Dana Loesch said Thursday she can't regard politicians like Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy seriously when they "insult and smear" the organization by calling it a "terrorist organization."
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