Former NRA president and current NRA lobbyist Marion Hammer filed state and federal lawsuits against five men that she alleges have been stalking her online, harassing and threatening her.
The five men are Lawrence “Lol” Sorensen of California, Christopher Risica of Connecticut and Howard Weiss, and Patrick Sullivan, whose places of residence are unknown.” Hammer alleges that they caused emotional distress and anxiety that their attacks would become violent. There has been a recent upsurge in liberals harassing conservatives out in public.
Hammer says the alleged harassment began in the aftermath of February 14, 2018, shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. That shooting was carried out by a 19-year-old who legally purchased his rifle, then shot and killed 17 people in a gun-free school zone.
The suit alleges, “The defendants have transcended mere criticism and employed threats, harassment, and personal abuse to try to humiliate and intimidate Hammer in a manner that is utterly intolerable in a civilized community.”
The state-level suit is filed against 66-year-old Brian Fitzgerald, of Miami-Dade County. That suit seeks over $1 million in damages.
Hammer’s suit contains examples of the emails and other communication allegedly sent by the men.
Sorensen acknowledged sending photos of gunshot victims. An email from Risica allegedly said, “I can’t wait till the day I flip on the news to see you mourning a gunshot victim. You’re disgusting and exactly what’s wrong with people today. I seriously hope karma comes around for you soon.”
Weiss allegedly sent an email that said:
, “I pray every day that one of these ‘good’ people puts 100 bullets between your eyes so we can celebrate.”