Patti Davis, daughter of the late President Ronald Reagan, is furious with GOP nominee Donald Trump.
She explained Thursday in a note on social media that she is angry with Trump for saying ambiguously this week that there may be something "Second Amendment people" can do if Hillary Clinton wins the White House and appoints pro-gun control judges.
"I am the daughter of a man who was shot by someone who got his inspiration from a movie, someone who believed if he killed the president the actress from that movie would notice him," Davis wrote.
Trump warned supporters at a campaign rally in North Carolina that, if elected president, Clinton would appoint anti-Second Amendment judges.
"Hillary essentially wants to abolish the Second Amendment," Trump told supporters. "By the way, and if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks."
"Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is," he said, adding, "I don't know."
For Davis, this is a bridge too far.
"Your glib and horrifying comment about 'Second Amendment people' was heard around the world. It was heard by sane and decent people who shudder at your fondness for verbal violence," she wrote.
"It was heard by your supporters, many of whom gleefully and angrily yell, 'Lock her up!' at your rallies. It was heard by the person sitting alone in a room, locked in his own dark fantasies, who sees unbridled violence as a way to make his mark in the world, and is just looking for ideas. Yes, Mr. Trump, words matter. But then you know that, which makes this all even more horrifying," she added.
Ronald Reagan was shot in Washington, D.C., on March 30, 1981, by would-be assassin John Hinckley Jr.
In 2016, a U.S. district judge granted the gunman full convalescent leave, which includes an agreement the shooter will continue to undergo therapy and receive visits from the Secret Service. Hinckley Jr.'s release was scheduled for Aug. 5.
Clinton responded to Trump's remarks Wednesday, and warned the GOP nominee he isn't speaking in a vacuum.
"Words matter, my friends. And if you are running to be president, or you are president of the United States, words can have tremendous consequences," she said Wednesday at a campaign rally in Des Moines, Iowa.
The Trump campaign has responded to the furor over his remarks by claiming the candidate meant pro-Second Amendment activists could band together to ensure Clinton loses in November.
"It's called the power of unification — 2nd Amendment people have amazing spirit and are tremendously unified, which gives them great political power. And this year, they will be voting in record numbers, and it won't be for Hillary Clinton, it will be for Donald Trump," the Republican candidate's communications adviser, Jason Miller, said in a statement.
He said later that same day in an interview with NBC News that it was "completely ridiculous" and "absolutely ludicrous" for anyone to interpret Trump's remarks as being a call for violence against Clinton.
"It's very clear Mr. Trump is talking about Second Amendment supporters exercising their voting power," he said.