Death threats kept Marion Hammer from gun law hearing

Death threats kept Marion Hammer from gun law hearing

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The Leon County Commission has passed an ordinance on guns. Randi Atwood/Democrat Marion Hammer, the NRA’s top lobbyist in Florida, didn’t attend Tuesday’s public hearing on a Leon County gun ordinance because of death threats. Hammer and Leon County Commissioner Bryan Desloge discussed the threats in an email exchange that began over the weekend. Desloge, responding to an earlier email from Hammer expressing her opposition to the ordinance, said he learned about the threats from his aide, who’d spoken with Hammer. “I regret that’s happening to you,” Desloge said in a Saturday email. “You don’t deserve to be treated in that manner — you’re just doing your job, just as I will be doing mine when I cast my vote.” More: Cotterell: NRA’s Hammer can take the heat of gun debate More: Hammer: The Lindley gun ordinance is not symbolic, it’s punitive Hammer, past president of the NRA and […]

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