Chris Cox is one of the top lobbyists and most outspoken mouthpieces for the National Rifle Association, so we would not be lining up to pity him if he was dealing with trolls on Twitter or argumentative liberals in Washington. That’s part of the gig. The NRA has, for better or worse, become a politically contentious organization because the left has made the eradication of guns one of their primary objectives. The Second Amendment stands as firm as it ever has, but Democrats are determined to make their opposition to our gun rights a major plank in their platform. In other words, a guy like Cox knows what he’s getting into.
But there’s a huge difference between being forced to debate liberals – something Cox is plenty equipped to do – and having your life destroyed by whacko leftists who drank a little too much Kool-Aid. And that’s what’s happening to Cox and his family right now. Crazed leftists who don’t realize that the “NRA is a terrorist organization” storyline is just a Democrat Party fundraising tool have made the demonization of Chris Cox a part-time job. They are stalking his family, vandalizing his home, and trying to ruin his wife’s career, all in the name of anti-gun righteousness. It’s a foul display of liberal immaturity and one of the more disturbing signs of how an irresponsible media can drive irrational nutjobs beyond the breaking point.
The Washington Post did a feature on the protesters this week. They include Amanda Gailey and Patricia Hill, two professors from Nebraska, and Catherine Koebel, a biologist from Cox’s home state of Virginia. Together, these women protest outside Cox’s home and his wife’s interior design business. The Post notes that while Gailey and Koebel have been careful to stay on the legal side of the line, Hill has been arrested and charged with vandalizing Cox’s home with fake blood. She’s currently awaiting her day in court.
In the meantime, here are some quotes from the other two ladies:
“I don’t think the Cox family is getting enough social pressure,” said Gailey. “People need to stop treating these predatory, sick people like they’re just a neighbor.”
“If I made him uncomfortable at his house, too bad; he deserves it,” Koebel said. “I felt unsafe in my home because of his product.”
On whether or not it was really appropriate to take this kind of action outside a person’s private residence, Gailey said: “It is aggressive. I wouldn’t do that unless we were protesting someone who I believe is a truly indefensible human being.”
That’s a really dangerous point of view. A truly indefensible human being. Well, you can justify a lot of crazy stuff when that’s what you believe about a person.
And they wonder why people want to protect their right to own guns…