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State Rep. receives threats after group shares public information

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Representative Anesa Kajtazovic says her voting record is public, but what the Iowa Gun Owners group did was extreme.

"It's clearly over the top. This group likes to use intimidating factors," said Kajtazovic.

On Thursday, the group posted to their Facebook page a photo of an envelope from them with her home address on it along with her cell phone number. It's asks people to contact her to ask about second amendment rights issues. Kajtazovic says she has nothing to hide.

"I have a public record of where I stand on these issues. They know that. I support the second amendment rights, but I also support sensible gun legislation to reduce gun violence," said Kajtazovic.

Executive director of Iowa Gun Owners, Aaron Dorr says the group has been around since 2009 and says for years they have sent out a candidate survey. He says Kajtazovic refused to participate in the survey.

"The real issue here is that this is a typical bait and switch tactic being given by a candidate who had not been revealed across the state as being very I wouldn't say hostile, but certainly very confusing on her stance on second amendment because she refuses to do a candidate survey," said Dorr.

Dorr says they got her contact information from the Iowa Secretary of State's website. Kajtazovic says the contact info she provides for constituents is her post office box.

In a press release her camp says "since the records were made public on Facebook, Representative Kajtazovic has been receiving threatening messages and phone calls."She says she doesn't plan to have the police get involved.

"Like I said I understand when you run for public office this is sometimes what happens. It's just unfortunate they have taken it over the top but for me I'm just going to focus on the issues," said Kajtazovic.

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