Franklin Sain to gun-control backers: "Hopefully somebody Giffords both of your asses"
|Another photo of Rhonda Fields.|
Later, Sain left the investigator a voicemail message conceding that he'd sent e-mails to Fields's office. He added, "I did not make any threats in my e-mails. I know e-mails are traceable and I wouldn't have done that.... I'm just voicing some frustrations about a topic I consider sacred, especially after wearing a uniform and fighting for this country. When you have media pushing blame on gun owners, that just brings my emotions out."
In another conversation with police, Sain stressed that the language used in the various e-mails was not representative of him or his values. But on February 21, a member of Fields's staff told cops the office had received a note with very similar language. An excerpt:
All Niggers Back to AfricaThat was enough for the police, who requested an arrest warrant for Sain on suspicion of harassment and an attempt to influence a public servant. He was arrested on Friday and released on a $30,000 bond. He's next due in court on March 8. If he's formally charged, that's when he'll find out about it.
Fuck Your Laws
I Keep my 30 Round Magazines
There Will Be Blood!
I'm Coming For You, Nigger Bitch.
Will additional counts for threatening Fields's life be added? Don't know yet -- and neither do we have an idea about what will happen with SofTec Solutions' government contracts. But it's worth pointing out that Sain is no longer listed among those on the company's management team.
Here's a larger look at Sain's booking photo, followed by a 9News report and the affidavit.
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