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NRA’s Dana Loesch Brutally Heckled at CNN Town Hall With Shooting Survivors: ‘You’re a Murderer!’

NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch entered into the belly of the beast on Wednesday night, appearing at CNN’s live town hall with survivors of the Parkland, Florida high school shooting massacre to make the case for guns — and suffice to say the crowd was less than hospitable.

Loesch opened her appearance by taking a question from Emma Gonzalez, one of the more outspoken students calling for gun control in the wake of the last week’s shooting that left 17 dead at her South Florida high school.

The NRA spox first thanked Gonzalez and her peers for speaking out, before declaring “I don’t believe that this insane monster should ever have been able to obtain a firearm. Ever. I do not think that he should have gotten his hands on any weapon.”

As Loesch began to speak on the issue of mental health, the heckling kicked off.

“Let me answer the question,” Loesch told the rowdy crowd. “You can shout me down when I’m finished but let me answer Emma’s question.

“You’re a murderer!” a woman in the crowd replied.

And then, after Loesch took a swipe at CNN for not covering certain legislation preventing mentally ill people from obtaining firearms, loud boos erupted.

“You guys, if I can’t hear her statement I can’t come up with a rebuttal,” Gonzalez said.

“Do you guys want to stop mentally insane individuals from getting firearms?” Loesch asked the crowd. The heckling continued.

Watch above, via CNN.

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