Lori Haas in The Richmond Times-Dispatch

Campaign misfire, as Sen. Chase changes Facebook ad on gun groups

Lori Haas, Virginia director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, took the original statement personally.

“When Senator Chase says she’ll ‘shoot down gun groups,’ she’s talking about me,” said Haas, whose daughter Emily was wounded in the shooting that killed 32 students and teachers at Virginia Tech in 2007.

“While Senator Chase might not agree with me and other activists who want to prevent gun violence in our communities, she at the very least needs to listen to our concerns and not take out campaign ads threatening to shoot us,” she said as part of a news release from Progress Virginia that called on Chase to drop out of the race.

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