Gun Shop Owner Apologizes For Actions At Gun Control Rally

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A few days ago we told you about a gun nut who managed to get himself tasered after he berated and tried to intimidate a speaker at a gun control rally. As the cops came in to ask him what he thought he was trying to prove he then went on to assault a police officer, resisted arrest, and all the rest of it. In the clip we also see another man who kicks a set of keys away from police officers on the ground while screaming expletives at them. Turns out that guy runs a gun shop himself, one that also does, or at least used to before this incident, do business with local police departments.

via WMUR

HOOKSETT, N.H. —The owner of Riley's Sport Shop in Hooksett has apologized for his actions during a gun rally that ended with another man in handcuffs.

As police tried to make the arrest a struggle ensued, and Riley's owner Ralph Demicco kicked a set of keys that had fallen out of an officer's pocket. Video also shows Demicco leaning in and yelling expletives.

In a letter to Concord Police Chief John Duval, Demicco admitted to doing that, and said he regrets it. He called his actions deeply inappropriate.

"It created a situation that I had grave concerns for my officer's safety and quite honestly, the others who were there, who were protesting and doing so lawfully," Duval said of the incident.

The Concord Police Department does business will Riley's, but the chief did not comment on whether anything will change.


Ralph Demicco (middle), of Candia, argues with a gun regulation advocate during a gun control rally supported by Mayors Against Illegal Guns in Concord on Tuesday, June 18, 2013. (Concord Monitor)

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