DPVA Calls On Senator Amanda Chase To Retract Ad Threatening Gun Violence Prevention Groups
RICHMOND, VA – Republican Senator Amanda Chase has a reputation for an extreme stance on guns. She openly carried a weapon on the floor of the Senate, referred to her revolver as her “equal rights amendment,” called for the elimination of gun free zones after mass shootings in August, and most recently begged the NRA for a $200,000 campaign contribution.
Yesterday, she placed an ad on Facebook that hit a new low, threatening violence against groups that organize for gun violence prevention. The ad, showing Chase aiming a revolver, declared, “I’m not afraid to shoot down gun groups.” Today, the Democratic Party of Virginia called on Chase to take down the ad an issue an apology:
“On the same day that former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords – herself a victim of gun violence – is endorsing over Democratic 40 candidates across Virginia, Amanda Chase is threatening violence against all those who organize to prevent mass shootings. These kinds of violent threats have no place in our political discourse and Chase should immediately remove the ad and apologize. But make no mistake, her radical views are exactly in line with Kirk Cox and every other Republican who cut short the special session on gun violence. She's just willing to say out loud what they all think,” said DPVA Press Secretary Grant Fox.