A week ago, we posted a video of Karen destroying an AR-15. The intent of the video was to show Karen's support for the Parkland students and others who are leading the #gunReformNow movement, and showcase Karen's platform for sensible gun reform.
Her message was heard loud and clear, and now Karen has been targeted by those opposed to reform with a barrage of misogyny, hate, and calls to "lock her up."
As of right now, Karen's Facebook page is getting so much traffic that we're unable to access it, and we've seen a spike in traffic on our web page as well that is unbelievable. Her video, which was posted to several right-wing sites such as Breitbart and guns.com, has been viewed over 1.5 million times and spawned several response videos and memes. We've been inundated with tens of thousands of comments and direct messages on social media and our website, and have been forced to disable comments on the web due to the number of vile messages and threats that Karen has received. Karen's latest post has reached over 11 thousand people and has over 600 comments as of Friday afternoon.
Based on the response we're getting, it's obvious to us that Karen's on the right path and that she has the right message.
Separating the hateful messages posted by gun-zealots from those who have reasonable concerns is an overwhelming task. What we can see are the people that are signing up to support Karen, to volunteer, and make financial contributions. To those who are supporting Karen from around the country, your message has been heard, thank you.
And for all concerned, the Mallard campaign has a message for you:
KAREN WILL NOT STOP FIGHTING TO SAFEGUARD AMERICA'S CHILDREN FROM GUN VIOLENCE
We've also just learned that the GOP communications operation is targeting Karen as well, sending out a talking points memo to all their operatives. We're glad we have their attention, as they realize Karen means business and intends to follow through with her promise.
Help us fight back by supporting Karen's campaign to become the Democratic nominee in Virginia's 2nd Congressional District and defeat A+ NRA-rated Congressman Scott Taylor this fall.
Add your voice to the hundreds of others who are standing with us.