UPDATE: Twitter Won’t Ban User Who Threatened Dana Loesch’s Children (DISTURBING CONTENT)

Twitter is under fire for not banning one of their accounts that made a disturbing threat against the children of National Rifle Association spokesperson Dana Loesch. 

In the hours after the shooting at a video game tournament in Jacksonville, Florida on Sunday, the NRA and Loesch were popular targets for blame. One user, however, took the criticism to the extreme.

Twitter user Milan Legius tweeted out a response to Loesch stating “The only way these people learn is if it affects them directly,” he said. “So if Dana Loesch has to have her children murdered before she’ll understand, I guess that’s what needs to happen.”

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That tweet seems to be a direct violation of Twitter rules, which state “You may not make specific threats of violence or wish for the serious physical harm, death, or disease of an individual or group of people.”

Considering Loesch’s high profile, one would think that the social media giant would take threats directed at her more seriously. And yet, when Dana Loesch’s husband Chris reported the tweet, he received a surprising response.

Here is a screenshot of the original tweet.

Dana Loesch

In their response to Chris Loesch, Twitter ruled that the tweet did not violate their rules.

Here is a screenshot of the response.

Dana Loesch

Chris Loesch tweeted out his disbelief in the ruling.

After news of the ruling began circulating on social media Monday, with a number of angry responses directed to Twitter, they changed their mind. They ruled that the tweet did, in fact, violate the rules.

However, their response was to “lock” his account until he deleted the offensive tweet. The tweet has been deleted, but many are asking why the account was not suspended or banned completely. Critics point out that a number of conservatives were suspended or banned for far less provocative tweets.

Receiving hate, abuse and insults on Twitter is nothing new for Dana Loesch, as these tweets show:

Twitchy even posted a sampling of hundreds of people calling her the C-word over the shooting.

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