When we think of the newer crop of lawmakers, the two names we tend to hear most are Reps. Lauren Boebert and Marjorie Taylor Greene. However, there’s also Rep. Nancy Mace, who a lot of people kind of miss.
They probably shouldn’t.
You see, while Boebert stirred up a hornet’s nest by announcing she intended to carry her firearm in accordance with all rules and applicable laws, Mace was relatively quiet. However, that didn’t mean she was anti-gun.
Now, though, Mace is apparently facing death threats of her own, and she’s not outsourcing her personal security.
On Memorial Day, Rep. Nancy Mace, R-S.C., woke up to a call from the police.
Police are still investigating, but the graffiti is gone now. Statements including “F—k you Nancy,” and “all politicians are bastards,” were scrubbed away by crews the day it happened.
A week after the incident, Mace posted on her personal Twitter page – “Buying another firearm. This one to carry.”
“I now go to the gun range almost weekly to practice shooting,” she said.
Mace said this is not the first time she has been targeted. In October 2020, a month before narrowly defeating Democrat incumbent Joe Cunningham, she reported that her car had been keyed. After receiving death threats in December, she got a concealed weapons permit.
“It doesn’t feel good that I feel like I have to look behind my shoulder every day. It doesn’t feel safe,” said Mace. “I carry a gun wherever I go today. Wherever I’m allowed to, I do carry.”
“When this happened, it really changed everything for me. I’m not going to live in fear, and I’m not going to be intimidated,” said Mace. “I think it’s one of the most empowering things that you can do is to be able to defend yourself.”
That last paragraph is perhaps the most important you’re going to read.
Mace is, of course, absolutely correct. There’s nothing worse than being powerless. I personally think a lot of PTSD isn’t the incident itself, but the fact that we were powerless to stop it. That’s what creates the trauma.
Being powerless to fight back is one of the most awful things you can imagine. Yet the moment you put a gun in your hand and start learning how to fight with it, the world seems to open up a bit, especially when you have reason to fear.
Mace will probably never need her firearm. Most people, even those who have gotten death threats, don’t.
But if she does, then she’ll have the means to defend herself and put an end to the threat. In this way, Rep. Nancy Mace is no different than you or me. She saw that she was threatened and she took the appropriate steps to address that threat to her life.
Plus, let’s face it. Now that people know she’s carrying, what are the odds that any of the pissant Antifa-like scumbags who have issued those threats will have the cajones to actually try and follow through?
Dipsticks like that prefer their prey unarmed, which is why they also tend to favor gun control. Mace, on the other hand, doesn’t.
Let that sink in a bit.