National Rifle Association (NRA) President Carolyn Meadows is reportedly paying local deputies in Marietta, Ga., to guard her home in the wake of two deadly mass shootings.

The local sheriff’s office confirmed to WSB-TV that Meadows is paying off-duty deputies to stand guard out of fear of potential threats in the aftermath of the shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. At least 31 people were killed. 


A local official told the station that Meadows’s mailbox was filled with “anti-gun postcards.”

Jason Shepherd, chairman of the Cobb County Republican Party, told the station that he reached out to Meadows after learning of the potential threats.

“I’ve known the NRA president for a number of years. She used to be very active in the Republican Party,” he told the station.

“I called her up yesterday and left a voicemail just letting her know I've heard through the grapevine what was going on. I wanted to make sure she knew she had our support and assistance in any way possible,” he continued.

It remains unclear whether the move to increase the security detail outside Meadows’s home was in response to credible threats or is just a precautionary response to the recent shootings.

The news comes after a number of NRA board members recently came out in defense of a proposal to buy a $6 million mansion in Texas for NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre out of safety concerns after the mass shootings.