A businessman has been arrested for making death threats against a state representative working to secure gun control legislation in the state of Colorado. Fox31 Denver is reporting that Franklin Sain was arrested for sending harassing voice mails and emails to Rep. Rhonda Fields, and he may now spend time in prison for his alleged crimes.
“He was arrested for investigation of harassment and attempt to influence a public official,”Denver Police Spokesman Sonny Jackson said.
The District Attorney’s office has to decide whether or not to press felony charges against the man, who is already out of jail on bond. He has been connected to six e-mails, one voice mail and one letter he wrote on paper. In the correspondence, the man uses racial slurs and profanity quite liberally.
“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 email said. “Guarantee we will make World War I and II look like child’s play, many will die. Be prepared.”
The man continued his rants in future messages: “There will be blood! I’m coming for you, n*gger b*tch.”
Rep. Fields now has additional security since she has received the threatening correspondence.
“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 is no stranger to gun violence, and neither is the state of Colorado. The state has been the home to several mass shootings in recent years, and Field’s own son was killed in gang violence in 2005. Fields is a sponsor of House Bill 1224, banning all high-capacity magazines of more than 15 rounds and another bill requiring background checks on all private guns sales and transfers.
“Limiting magazine sizes is stupid and will not work,” Sains wrote in an email. “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 another email, he wrote: “I ordered a ton of new 30 round magazines today C***bag…go f*** yourself and your new law…we won’t abide by it…C*** N*****.”