Police investigate threatening postcards sent to pro-gun rights lawmakersStaff Report
October 06. 2017 9:17AM
EPPING — Police said they are looking into anonymous postcards sent this week calling two pro-gun rights Republican legislators “NRA vermin” and threatening their children.
First-term Rep. Sean Morrison, R-Epping, spoke of the postcards on his Facebook page Wednesday night.
“I hope your kid blows a big (expletive) hole in his head with your gun,” said the postcard sent to Morrison. “Cull the gene pool of you NRA vermin. You're a traitor no flag for you.”
Police said an identical postcard was sent to two-term state Rep. Michael Vose, R-Epping.
Police consider the postcards to be “hate mail,” but said they are still investigating whether a crime was committed.
Rep. Jess Edwards, R-Auburn, protested the mailing sent to Morrison in his own social media posting Thursday.
“Sean is the Veterans Interest Caucus Chair and has deployed to Iraq three times. Veterans tend to support the 2nd Amendment,” Edwards said.
“This postcard crosses a serious line given it was sent to Sean's house and was read first by his wife,” Edwards said. “I hope his family deals well with the kind of stress this sort of thing can create.”
The postcards come as the gun safety debate has been reignited this week following the Las Vegas mass killing by Stephen Paddock, who shot to death 58 and wounded more than 525.