Skip to comments.Man arrested for death threats against Rep. Rhonda Fields over gun legislation (Colorado)
Posted on 02/25/2013 6:45:18 PM PST by Red Steel
DENVER Police have arrested a man accused of making a death threat against state Rep. Rhonda Fields, the sponsor of two controversial gun control legislation measures at the Capitol, FOX31 Denver is first to report.
Franklin Sain, 42, a Colorado Springs resident, was arrested Friday for allegedly sending harassing voice mails and emails to Fields, said Denver police spokesman Sonny Jackson.
He was arrested for investigation of harassment and attempt to influence a public official, Jackson said.
Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrisey will ultimately decide whether to file felony charges against Sain, who has already bonded out of jail.
The application filed for Sains arrest warrant ties him to six e-mails, one voicemail and one paper letter sent to Fields. The communications are riddled with foul language, spelling errors and racial epithets.
I guarantee there is not enough law enforcement or military to stop an all-out overthrow of this government if you or that n president tries to take our guns, one e-mail dated Feb. 13 reads. Guarantee we will make World War I and II look like childs play, many will die. Be prepared.
Another e-mail expresses hope that someone would Giffords both Fields and Rep. Beth McCann, a reference to the 2011 mass shooting that nearly killed Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords.
The paper letter attributed to Sain states, There will be blood! Im coming for you, n b. The letter was postmarked Feb. 16.
Troopers with the Colorado State Patrol, which is responsible for guarding the state capitol and legislators, have responded to the threat by increasing security around Fields, a Democrat from Aurora.
I am grateful for the prompt work of the Colorado State Patrol in bringing this suspect to justice, and I also thank the Denver Police Department, which was instrumental in the investigation, Fields said in a statement. I will not be deterred by threats.
Fields, who saw her son gunned down by gang members in 2005, was elected to the legislature in 2010. She is the most high-profile advocate at the Capitol pushing gun restriction measures
Fields is the sponsor of House Bill 1224, which would ban high-capacity magazines of more than 15 rounds, and House Bill 1229, which would mandate CBI background checks on all private gun sales and transfers.
Speaker Mark Ferrandino, D-Denver, told FOX31 Denver that members often receive feedback from constituents that is less than pleasant, but that the threat against Fields rose to a higher level.
Any threat to any member in the House, were going to take it seriously, Ferrandino told FOX31. Ive seen this threat and it was pretty horrendous, the language in it, it would definitely take aback anyone and make them a little nervous about their safety.
Several state lawmakers have revealed that they have received threats over their position on the package of gun control bills being debated at the Capitol.
Sain is the Chief Operating Officer of SofTec Solutions, an Internet technology company based in Englewood, according to his LinkedIn profile.
According to the emails he sent to Fields, Sain owns a large arsenal.
Limiting magazine sizes is stupid and will not work, he wrote on Feb. 13. I for one have 100+ 30 round mags and 150 round drums. I will never give those up and I am far from being some whack job.
In an email to Fields the following day, Sain wrote: I ordered a ton of new 30 round magazines today C***bag
go f*** yourself and your new law
we wont abide by it
I get harrassment, but its against the law to influece a public official?
I am still trying to understand the Death Threat part....
When you deliberately stir up a hornets nest, you get what you deserve.
Just remember this you piss poor gang banger momma, people that talk about shooting never do. I'll bet the punk that wasted your kid and did society a big favor didn't give any warning.
Up yours you Fng welfare queen.
No doubt the Colorado 2014 election has already started.
I think he lied. I have been scouring the internet for some more 30 rd. magazines before CO makes a big mistake and I can’t find a one.
He was arrested for investigation of harassment and attempt to influence a public official,
Since when is it a crime to influence a public official? If that was the case everyone on K street in DC would be behind bars. (Not a bad outcome)
Unless he's paying big premium prices. Some are above 700% markup.
Only if you forget the bribe.
I waant to say Twana Brawley but can’ spell her name. This smaks of set up.
For some reason, I think this is just a tempest in a teapot to get Salazar and the other State House Representative who made the sexist statements off the front pages. They have been skewered by everyone from Michelle Malkin to Peter Boyles to Jonah Goldberg to Glen Beck and the Progressives need a diversion. So they found this guy and his stupid rantings and embellished them a tad. I suspect that in a week or so, there will be a two paragraph story on page fortyeleven of the Denver comPost about this clown being released.
Either this is a badly-executed false-flag, or this guy needs to take Tuco’s advice. Don’t talk.
I’m looking for SKS mags not AR mags so that may be the difference. I haven’t been able to locate any at any price.
Did you miss this?
There will be blood! Im coming for you, n b.
He IS a whack job and I’d water will not be COO of SofTech Solutions in 24 hours.
water = wager
Under the new Zero Admin, I guess it's here...As BoT indicated, lobbying or attempting to influence a public official (minus a bribe or campaign contribution) is a crime.
(And they've probably begun to cook the books to ensure it's a 3-strike felony)...
The Constitution's already been turned on its head; now they're just shaking it to see who's still trying to cling to it.
Second COO to make racial slurs in a week. The baby slapper. I am surprised they get to these positions being that dumb. Hmmmm.
The GA racist/baby slapper CEO is exactly who I had in mind. He was ‘outta here’ the next business day.
I’d bet my bottom dollar that if their underlings could talk, the consensus is their leaving is no big loss. They probably treated those employees like crap, too. But knew how to kiss up to their own superiors to advance up the corporate ladder.