'Cherry Frost' .22 rifle raffle called a threat to Rep. Sherry Frost

‘Cherry Frost’ .22 rifle raffle called a threat to Rep. Sherry Frost

Gun Rights

CONCORD — A poster to promote the raffle of a 22-caliber rifle called the Cherry Frost has Legislative Protective Services investigating the matter as a possible threat to state Rep. Sherry Frost, a vocal Democrat on gun control and other issues that have garnered national attention. The Speaker of the House says the Department of Administrative Services is looking into whether the firearms raffle violated the terms of the permit for use of the State House grounds. “The permit came from Department of Administrative Services, so it’s up to them, but in their boiler plate permit it states you cannot sell anything, and I suppose selling raffle tickets would be a violation of standard licensing,” said Shurtleff. The controversy began with an event in front of the State House on Saturday to protest gun control legislation put forward by the Democratic majority in the state Legislature. The Women’s Defense League of NH was holding its fifth annual Gun Rally with the theme “Hold the Line.” Former state senator Bob Clegg, now a lobbyist and president of ProGun NH, addressed the crowd. Clegg also posted a picture of the gun painted white with red cherries on it, and the poster promoting raffle tickets on Facebook, with the line “One of a kind.” Facebook has since taken the post down, according to Clegg, saying he was told it was “inappropriate content for the community, because it had a gun in the picture.” Clegg maintains the name of the firearm and his […]

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