NRA chief lobbyist Chris Cox and his family have reportedly been targeted by anti-gun vandals both at his home and at his wife’s place of business.
It’s a new tactic, according to the Washington Post, where gun control activists ramp up the pressure on certain high-profile targets by confronting them at home instead of at the NRA headquarters where they could be more easily ignored.
Cox told the Post that his Alexandria, Virginia home was sprayed with fake blood, and left-wing protesters handed out flyers outside his wife’s interior design business. They also created posters to display outside his home as well as an anti-Cox website.
Cox family attorney Elizabeth Locke called the tactics “criminal and unlawful conduct” in a statement to the Washington Post.
“Mr. and Mrs. Cox have been targeted over the past few months by repeated acts of criminal and unlawful conduct, including having their home vandalized on two occasions,” Locke said. “These coordinated tactics have crossed the line of civility and human decency.”
Much of the heightened protests are coming from Leftist academia, including University of Nebraska-Lincoln professor Patricia Hill, who was arrested and charged with misdemeanor property destruction for allegedly spraying the fake blood on the Cox’s home on two occasions.
The activist group The Great America Gun Melt has held what they say police consider legal protests outside Courtney Cox’s interior design business. Biologist Catherine Koebel, a group co-founder, filed a police complaint alleging that Cox scratched her and knocked her phone out of her hand outside Cox’s business. Cox denies Koebel’s account, according to The Hill.
One anonymous activist group member told the Post that the new tactics are part of a “left flank” that the gun control movement has needed “for decades.”