Extremist far-right gun group “American Firearms Association” is calling on its supporters to prepare for “battle” at the U.S. Capitol this week, suggesting they will target the gun safety group, Moms Demand Action amid Senate talks on potential legislation for gun safety reforms.
“They’re coming after us right now,” warns the subject line of a Monday fundraising email obtained by The Huffington Post.
“Our federal legislative team believes that because of the enormity of the battle this week in DC, there will be thousands or even tens of thousands of Bloomberg-funded, red shirt radical, commie mommies all over the Capitol complex,” reads the email, signed by AFA president Christopher Dorr, apparently referring to the gun safety group, Moms Demand Action.
“This is their Super Bowl,” it continues. “You and I should be looking at this battle in exactly the same way.”
“With the gun-grabbers in Congress launching their full-frontal assault on our Second Amendment rights RIGHT NOW, our entire AFA staff is on red alert,” the email says.
As noted by HuffPost, “The AFA’s warnings echo the nightmarish statements made by former President Donald Trump on Jan. 6, 2021, when he whipped up his supporters at a rally to storm the U.S. Capitol to stop Congress from certifying Joe Biden as president. That led to a violent insurrection.”
“We fight like hell,” Trump told his supporters before they marched to the Capitol that day. “And if you don’t fight like hell, you’re not going to have a country anymore.”
Shannon Watts, the founder of Moms Demand Action, responded to the threat by AFA on Twitter on Monday.
“I love that we scare men who can’t go on a toilet paper run without guns,” she tweeted.
See a screenshot from the email and Watts’s response below:
The American Firearms Association is telling its supporters to prepare for "battle" with "thousands or even tens of thousands of … red shirt radical, commie mommies all over the Capitol complex."
I love that we scare men who can’t go on a toilet paper run without guns. https://t.co/CcP0cJCqVx
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) June 7, 2022