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A Republican state senator in Virginia as amended, a Facebook campaign ad Friday to her Democratic Challenger, called the pro-Second Amendment-post “violent rhetoric”, according to a report.
State sen. Amanda Chase’s original ad showed her to a gun range and don’t read “I’m afraid of, shooting-gun-groups” to call and her opponent Amanda Pohl, for an apology, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported.
“This kind of rhetoric and threats against those you disagree with my opponents is disturbing,” Pohl wrote on Twitter on Friday. “I’m willing to listen to everyone in our community and work for real solutions for the challenges we face.”
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Shortly thereafter, the campaign has changed not to Chase the Facebook message, “I fear me, shooting attacks from anti-gun groups, since gun rights are women’s rights.”
The hunting camp said that the original wording was a “communication oversight”, the Times-Dispatch.
“Mistake or not, it is still violent rhetoric that needs to be addressed,” Pohl said. “While Senator Chase might not agree with me and other activists who want to prevent gun violence in our communities, threaten you, at least have an open ear for our concerns and not have to get take campaign, to shoot us.”
Chase is an uncompromising gun-rights advocate who became famous at the beginning of this year for you to open a .38-caliber revolver to the Senate in Richmond, said she was concerned about possible violence from protesters at the Capitol.
“Unfortunately, in the General Assembly, we see the good, we see the bad, we see all kinds of things she said the Times-Dispatch. “It is only for personal safety, to be quite honest.”
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She described open carry of weapons, such as the empowerment of women, and also compared it with her own Equal Rights Amendment.
Chase is running for a second term.