No charges after Loudoun County cops investigate gun store’s Facebook post for voter intimidation

No charges after Loudoun County cops investigate gun store's Facebook post for voter intimidation

A Facebook post some say encourages violence on Election Day did not rise "to the level of a threat or intimidation" in the eyes of Loudoun County Sheriff’s officers. LOVETTSVILLE, Va. – In Northern Virginia, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office was asked to investigate a claim of potential voter intimidation at the polls. This has to do with a volunteer poll worker who came across Facebook ads they found to be a threat. A source shared this complaint with FOX 5. The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office told FOX 5 in an emailed response, “the LCSO was made aware of the post and determined it did not rise to the level of a threat or intimidation.” The Facebook posts referenced show a Facebook ad for an AR pistol on sale – a firearm some politicians and activists might describe as an “assault-style weapon.” The post was made on September 20th and no longer appears to be online. It shows an image of the firearm – but it is the wording the complainant took issue with. One post with the firearm price also reads “…the election is just around the corner…” Another post reads … “I want to see you in a nice AR pistol for the election.” The person who made the complaint believes this is an example of voter intimidation. The complainant told FOX 5 they are concerned with armed people showing up to the polls and pointed toward the gun shop owner, who they claim, has encouraged attendance […]

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