Sarah Palin's parents 'sleep with guns due to death threats'

Sarah Palin`s parents `sleep with guns due to death threats` Washington: Glamorous US politician Sarah Palin's parents have said that they "sleep with guns" after receiving death threats.

In an interview with the 'BBC' in Alaska, the couple, Chuck and Sally Heath, have claimed that Palin and "her whole family" had been the target of threats.

"One guy from Pennsylvania sent us and other people copies of a gun he'd bought, copies of a receipt for a gun he bought, copies of a one-way ticket to Anchorage.

"We kind of laugh it off, we got a restraining order on him, and lo and behold last week he showed up in Anchorage. Fortunately the FBI was on top of it and sent him home.

"Not only Sarah has been threatened but her whole family has been threatened. We sleep with the guns," Palin's father Chuck Heath said.

In the same interview, the mother of the 47- year-old Republican Party's 2008 vice-presidential nominee has expressed frustration at the abuse levelled at her daughter.

"I can't imagine what specifically they would object to, and that's what I would like to hear, and what I imagine Sarah would like to hear," Sally Heath said.