The Soul Shaking Event That Happened to Dana Loesch as a Child That Caused Her to Become a Second Amendment Advocate – Video

Dana Loesch has long been one of my favorite authors, media personalities and activists. In her just released book, she recounts how an event involving her aunt, her aunt’s violent, estranged husband, the threat of violence against her aunt and her grandfather’s calm, brave defense of his home and family affected her viewpoint on life and being armed. All of this has shaped her view on the Second Amendment and has made her the gun advocate she is today.

Dana Loesch: “Hands Off My Gun: Defeating the Plot to Disarm America

From The Blaze:

Dana Loesch, whose book “Hands Off My Gun: Defeating the Plot to Disarm America” was released Tuesday, recently shared a story from her childhood that she says “planted the seeds” for why she is such a staunch defender of the Second Amendment.

Loesch has spoken before about how her mother was a single mom who worked multiple jobs, and could have gone on welfare but never did. But few know that when Loesch was staying with her grandparents one summer as a child, something happened that shook her to her core.

“One evening, my little cousin and I … we were asleep, and I heard the sound of footsteps on gravel,” Loesch said on her Blaze TV program Monday. “And I heard a woman sobbing.”

Loesch said her cousin didn’t wake up, but she did, and quickly realized the sobbing woman was her aunt.

“She came in and [my grandparents] calmed her down enough so she could explain what was happening,” Loesch said, adding that she secretly listened from the next room. “Her estranged husband had attacked her and he had gone to go get a gun. He wanted to kill her. And so she ran through the woods in the Ozarks … in the dark, in her bedclothes to my grandparents house. She ran right into the arms of my grandma and grandpa.”

In response to the threat against Dana’s aunt and the family, her grandfather quietly loaded his shotgun and sat on the porch swing — waiting. In that moment, Dana quelled her fears and slept, knowing she was safe because her grandfather would watch over them and keep them that way. Being armed protected them then and protects us now. Hands off our guns.

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

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