Dover rep. feels threatened by gun raffle

Dover rep. feels threatened by gun raffle

Gun Rights

DOVER — State Rep. Sherry Frost feels she was the intended target of a raffle of a .22 caliber rifle called “The Cherry Frost,” though one person associated with the raffle has said she was not. The raffle prize is a Smith & Wesson painted white with red cherries on it. It was shown on a table at the fifth annual Second Amendment rally hosted by the Women’s Defense League of New Hampshire at the Statehouse in Concord. The gun was billed as a “one-of-kind collector’s item.” Frost, an outspoken Dover Democrat, feels it was a thinly veiled threat against her. She said she was “horrified and bemused,” when she learned about the raffle on Tuesday from fellow legislator Rep. Timothy Horrigan, D-Durham. Frost said a part of her sees the raffle as a sophomoric stunt with “plausible deniability.” However, she is also concerned about being the target of a real threat, pointing to Gabby Giffords and Steve Scalise, two federal politicians who were seriously injured from gunshots while in office. She also noted a Maryland man was recently arrested after authorities alleged he had a hit list of Democratic politicians around the country. “If it had been anything other than a gun, I would have been able to laugh it off,” she said. Frost added she had her home address removed from the state House of Representatives website as a precautionary measure. She detailed other precautions she’s taking in an op-ed column published by Foster’s Daily Democrat. Frost […]

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