Shannon Watts, the founder of the anti-gun group Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, went after conservative commentator and gun rights advocate Dana Loesch via Twitter on Monday.
The tweet mocked a video Loesch appeared in posted by the National Rifle Association over the weekend in which she says, “I’m a mom and just like millions of other women, that’s why I own guns. We’re responsible, we’re law-abiding, and we’re everything that makes America strong. Every day we’re willing to use a firearm to defend our families, but the media will never tell those stories.”
She goes on to say, “If a mom puts a gun to the face of a home-invading thug and makes him run for his life, the story gets buried, but if she’s unarmed and murdered, the cameras will be at the scene before the police.”
Watts later accused Loesch of deriving pleasure from shooting people when she tweeted: “I’m a mom. And just like millions of other women, I dress head-to-toe in black leather and live to shoot ‘thugs’ in the head.”
Loesch fired back: “Yikes @shannonrwatts is a very jealous and insecure chick. Sorry not sorry ur so easily triggered, lol.”
Moms Demand Action is a campaign of the larger anti-gun group owned by billionaire Michael Bloomberg, the Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund. MDA was founded by Watts in Indianapolis in 2012, the day after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.