Surprise! NRA’s Dana Loesch Lied About What Happened After The CNN Town Hall On Gun Violence

So much for “the clenched fist of truth”

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NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch has been working overtime since the tragic school shooting in Parkland, Florida. In addition to claiming that the NRA is not responsible for doing anything to prevent future gun deaths and that "many in legacy media love mass shootings," she recently told audience members at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) that she feared for her life after the CNN town hall debate on gun violence in schools.

"I had to have a security detail to get out. I wouldn’t have been able to exit that if I did not have a private security detail," Loesch said. "There were people rushing the stage and screaming ‘Burn her!’ And I came there to talk solutions."

As you may be utterly shocked to find out, things turned out to be pretty different from what Loesch described. According to the Miami New Times, newly-released video proves that Loesch, in fact, was not rushed at the stage. Rather, she was able to calmly—and with ample personal space—leave the hall and go on her merry way. 

You would think she would have simply claimed harassment for the fact that audience members were loudly chanting "shame on you" at her as she exited. But perhaps this fact just wasn't visceral enough for the woman who called on gun owners to fight the "violence and lies" of liberals with "the clenched fist of truth." 

As of this posting, Loesch has not commented on how she managed to get reality so wrong, but it seems likely that her drafts folder contains several potential statements blaming Hillary Clinton for people's perception of what happened to her. 

Check out the footage below to see for yourself—from several angles and in separate videos—how Loesch really left the town hall.