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Ultra-conservative commentator Ann Coulter is under fire after suggesting Meghan McCain, the daughter of Arizona Senator John McCain, be killed. Coulter made the comment online in response to a host on MSNBC who said Republican senators would be in support of new gun control laws if they had a family member who was killed.

Coulter said, "Let's start with Meghan McCain!"

Meghan McCain and her mother took to Twitter to sound off.

Meghan McCain and Coulter have had a tense relationship over the years, but this latest spat may be the most heated. Wednesday night McCain tweeted: "My father is a very famous politician. My family gets a lot of threats. Joking about me being killed really isn't funny or appropriate."

Her words were even more pointed during an interview on 92.3 KTAR. Mac Watson interviewed Meghan McCain on his KTAR radio show.

"I just don't understand why you would purposely try to incite some kind of violence. But she is out of her mind and I have always thought Ann Coulter was out of her mind," said Meghan.

If you think Meghan is upset, Cindy McCain is livid. On Twitter she called Coulter's comment despicable, and said she is sick of zealots like Coulter.

Mac Watson said these days, the topic of gun control usually leads to bitter feuds.

"Gun control has become the abortion of the 21st century. The abortion issue, you cannot have a rational discussion about it without crazies on both sides coming out of the woodwork. Gun control has become the same thing. You cannot have a rational discussion. There is just no in-between anymore," Watson said. "She was really surprised that it was somebody who kinda sorta knows what it is like to be in a spotlight so I think she was rather taken aback and rather hurt by it."

On the radio, Meghan McCain said she debated even addressing the comment.

"All she really wants is attention, but I just can't imagine getting any kind of attention from saying I need to kill someone or someone should be murdered in order for an agenda or whatever she was trying to say. Which I still don't understand because I don't speak crazy."

Thursday night on Fox News, Coulter responded.

"... Tell a joke. For one thing, gosh, got a lot more press for that heinous thing Martin Bashir said. Nobody knew about that until I added a joke, which is known as hyperbole," Coulter said.

To that, Meghan McCain tweeted: "It's just beyond comprehension. Glad my hypothetical murder 'made everyone laugh.'"

So far, Senator John McCain has not addressed the comments.

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