Gun Extremists Targeting Women With Spitting, Stalking And Rape Threats
The video her was aimed at the group Moms Demand Action in an attempt to intimidate them. It features a Florida gun instructor. Jennifer Longdon was intimidated to her face. She was spat upon at an airport after participating in a press conference held by a group called Everytown for Gun Safety. But she couldn’t fight back, as she’s in a wheelchair. She’s been paralyzed since being shot in 2004 by unknown assailants.
As Longdon sat waiting for her flight, a screen in the concourse showed footage of the press conference. A tall, thin man standing nearby stared at Longdon, then back at the screen. Then he walked up to Longdon and spat in her face. No one else blinked…
Longdon is no stranger to such attacks. Last May in her hometown of Phoenix, she helped coordinate a gun buyback program with local police over three weekends. On the first Saturday, a group of men assembled across the street from the church parking lot where Longdon was set up. They shouted about constitutional rights and tyranny, and called people arriving to trade in their guns “sellouts.” (The program netted nearly 2,000 firearms with more than $200,000 in reimbursements.)
Some of them approached Longdon. “You know what was wrong with your shooting?” one said. “They didn’t aim better.”…
After a fundraiser one night during the program, Longdon returned home around 10 p.m., parked her ramp-equipped van and began unloading herself. As she wheeled up to her house, a man stepped out of the shadows. He was dressed in black and had a rifle, “like something out of a commando movie,” Longdon told me. He took aim at her and pulled the trigger. Longdon was hit with a stream of water. “Don’t you wish you had a gun now, bitch?” he scoffed before taking off.
Sadly, this is not an isolated incident, and Longdon isn’t the only woman who’s been treated in this manner. Here’s more.