NRA and PGNH receive death threats over “Christie Watch”

[Posted Tuesday, August 6, 2013, at 2:25 p.m.] 

As we wrote in the August 3 update to the article “Tell this potential Republican candidate for President that New Hampshire voters are watching him!,” our notice about New Jersey Governor (and potential presidential candidate) Chris Christie has “gone viral,” generating major news reports on state (New Jersey), national, and even international (Reuters) news sites.  The article urged voters in New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation Republican presidential primary election to see if Christie vetoes New Jersey gun control legislation.

Unfortunately, some people do not like to see their anti-gun agenda challenged. So much so, that we’ve received profanity-laced complaints and even death threats. Here are two such actual messages sent through the PGNH website, exactly as received (except for redacted obscenity):   

----- Original Message -----
From: <>
Sent: Saturday, August 03, 2013 7:34 PM
Subject: [Message to Pro-Gun New Hampshire] “Christie”

jck f sent a message using the contact form at

As  resident of NJ who happens to be for reasonable gun control I'm curious
who the f*** [The actual message used the full word] you people think you are to be
interfering in the NJ governor's race with your threats/ 


----- Original Message -----
From: <>
Sent: Sunday, August 04, 2013 12:16 PM
Subject: [Message to Pro-Gun New Hampshire] “Sam Cohen”

[This message was addressed to Sam Cohen, Pro-Gun New Hampshire (PGNH) Executive Vice President and CEO, because he was briefly interviewed for, and quoted in, the Reuters article.]

Howard Cohen sent a message using the contact form at

As a registered Democrat, and certainly not an avid supporter of Chris Christie, I abhor his [sic – he means “Sam Cohen’s”] threat to the NJ governor about his possible stance on gun control. When viewing all the daily gun violence in this country and mocking all the gun rights advocates who see any sort of gun control as a threat to their second amendment rights, I can only hope that Mr. Cohen, and he shares my last name, has a personal tragedy involving guns. Then perhaps he will somewhat modify his positions. The Second Amendment is outdated, irrelevant and sorely in need of repeal. Nobody back in the 1700's could have possibly envisioned the type of weaponry, size of our population and composition of our current society when they drafted that legislation. Their main purpose was to prevent government anarchy and unlawful impingement on civil rights and property seizure. If you actually feel that this is still a viable threat, you should be transported to a psychiatric facility to deal with your  paranoia. I strongly feel that the only way all you self righteous gun advocates might alter your perceptions is in the presence of a personal tragedy involving a gun event. I sincerely wish that some deranged individual would take a legal assault weapon and shoot up the office and personnel of the NRA. They exert too much power in our country and require extermination. That's all I can say MR. COHEN. [Emphasis added] 


These were two examples of the kind of negative correspondence we’ve been getting, mainly from New Jersey.  Be assured, though, that there have been many, many more messages and calls expressing support.

[Editor’s note: Sam Cohen has written a separate article, expanding on this report with his personal commentary.]   


Personal commentary on the hate mail PGNH has received about our “Christie Watch” article

 [Posted Tuesday, August 6, 2013, at 2:30 p.m.] 

By Sam Cohen, Pro-Gun New Hampshire Executive Vice President and CEO

Sam Cohen 2012 

I’d like to offer an expanded version, with my personal commentary, of our previously published article, “NRA and PGNH receive death threats over ‘Christie Watch’”:  

Tell this potential Republican candidate for President that New Hampshire voters are watching him!

[Posted Thursday, August 1, 2013, at 10:30 a.m.; updated Saturday, August 3, 2013, at 6:00 p.m.]

New Hampshire has a strong influence on Presidential elections because we hold the "first-in-the-nation" Presidential primary.  Chris Christie, the governor of New Jersey, is most likely going to run.  If you want to know what kind of president he'd be, watch what he does as governor.

There are four horrific gun bills sitting on Chris Christie’s desk right now.  What he does with them will tell Granite Staters everything they need to know about who Chris Christie really is.  Please contact him, tell him you’re watching with 2016 in mind, and tell him you want to see him veto these bills: 

Anti-gun rally planned for Saturday August 3rd in Nashua -- let's POLITELY tell them they're wrong!

[Posted  Sunday, July 28, 2013, at 11:40 p.m.]

The Obama "Organizing for Action" people will hold an anti-gun rally this Saturday, August 3, from noon to 1:00 p.m., at the Nashua City Hall Plaza (229 Main St., Nashua).  In particular, this is another nationally-funded political effort to discredit Kelly Ayotte and other Republican US Senators for their SUCCESSFUL vote in the US Senate against federal gun control.  They claim that most NH voters are anti-gun!

Well, let's show them how wrong they are -- but let's not stoop to their level; please remember the PGNH Bylaws Statement of Principles: "Both the organization as a whole and its individual members shall further endeavor to maintain the highest standards of mature and honorable conduct in all dealings with those outside the organization, including public officials, other organizations, and the general public." 

NH Attorney General abandons the duties of his office to play dishonest politics

[Posted Thursday, July 18, 2013, at 1:05 p.m.]

 By The Honorable Bob Clegg, President of Pro-Gun New Hampshire

Yesterday, July 17, Joseph Foster, the Attorney General of New Hampshire, disappointingly stepped away from his role as chief law enforcement officer of the state and instead followed a partisan political agenda.  Like President Obama and federal Attorney General Eric Holder, Foster attempted to capitalize on the emotional reactions of less-informed voters to the George Zimmerman verdict — in this case by calling for a repeal of New Hampshire’s “Stand Your Ground” law. 
Rather than respect the lawful Florida jury decision of Not Guilty, AND the non-partisan honor of their government positions, Obama and Holder are dividing our nation using dishonest and crass racial and political propaganda.  Now our own New Hampshire Attorney General appears ready to join them in this effort. 

Not only do Obama, Holder, and now Foster violate the trust of their high offices, the most frustrating part of all of this is that the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman incident had NOTHING TO DO with Florida’s Stand Your Ground law, and claiming that it did is nothing less than disgraceful when expressed by New Hampshire’s Attorney General, the state’s top government lawyer.  The legal arguments on the shooting were based entirely on basic self-defense law; Florida’s Stand Your Ground law was NOT used by Zimmerman’s legal defense team in court, and in fact was not a legal issue at all in the Zimmerman case and the death of Trayvon Martin. 

WARNING -- new national gun group is FAKE!

[Posted Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at 5:10 p.m.]

Pro-Gun New Hampshire President Bob Clegg brought the following article, published on line at EXAMINER.COM, to the attention of the PGNH Board of Directors.  It warns that the newly started national gun group, the American Rifle and Pistol Association, is a "false flag" operation designed by anti-gunners to sabotage the 2014 elections.  As one commentator put it, the chairman of the new group is another "I support the Second Amendment Through Common Sense Gun Control" type. 

Did New Hampshire legislators and union officials honor terrorists and cop killers?

[Posted Friday, July 5, 2013, at 2:20 p.m.]

By the Honorable Bob Clegg, President of Pro-Gun New Hampshire  

Recently we saw reports of a New Hampshire State Representative who read the name of the dead Boston bombing terrorist at the Bloomberg Bus Tour stop in Concord.  We also heard how many names on the Bloomberg bus are those of criminals, including murderers of police officers’ families, who died after having been pursued by law enforcement officers doing their job of protecting law abiding citizens. 

A closer look at the Bloomberg Bus Tour

[Posted Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at 6:25 p.m.; UPDATED Friday, June 21, 2013, at 3:50 p.m. (click on "read more")]
By the Honorable Bob Clegg, President of Pro-Gun New Hampshire
According to a news article in the Union Leader newspaper, Mayor Bloomberg is not so nice a guy.  While many believe that protesting "gun violence" is the purpose of the Bloomberg Bus Tour, the reading of names of "victims of gun violence" tells the full story.  Embedded in the list of names, we find Tamerlan Tsarnaev.  Yes, that name should sound familiar to all of us, especially in New England.  While Bloomberg claims to be concerned those killed by "gun violence," he never explained what he means by "gun violence."  What we find in the names is his need to condemn law enforcement for stopping the men responsible for creating explosive devices and setting them off to cause as much death and destruction as possible.  With his bus tour publicly naming Tsarnaev as a "victim of gun violence," Bloomberg actually honors the very man responsible for the deliberate death and maiming of innocent men, women, and children.  Bloomberg honors the man who killed a police officer without provocation.  Bloomberg honors the man who next intended to bring carnage to New York City.  Isn't that Bloomberg territory?

"This bus makes a good photo prop. It has the names of 6,000 people who wished they had been armed."

[Posted Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at 11:40 a.m.]


Attorney Evan Nappen, Pro-Gun New Hampshire's General Counsel, poses with his pistol in front of the bus that anti-gun New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg sent to Concord yesterday with the names of 6,000 "victims of gun violence."  Evan said, "This bus makes a good photo prop.  It has the names of 6,000 people who wished they had been armed."  

Two PGNH raffle winners drawn and two new PGNH gun raffles started

[Posted Sunday, June 16, 2013, at 8:00 p.m.]  At yesterday's Fort Constitution Arms Collectors (FCAC) Spring Gun and Knife Show in Concord, the winners of both of the previous PGNH gun raffles were drawn, and two new guns began their raffles.  See the top of the left-side column on the home page of this website,, for information on PGNH gun raffles, including details of the new raffles.

PGNH member Melissa Creem of Nashua was the winner of the Smith & Wesson M&P Shield 9mm pistol, plus holster, mag pouch, self-defense ammunition, and practice ammunition.  She gave permission to publish her name.

PGNH member Joe Nicoli of Londonderry was the winner of the North American Arms PUG-T .22 Magnum stainless-steel mini-revolver with tritium night sights.  He gave permission to publish his name.

We began raffles for two new guns, with ammunition and accessories, at the show:  a Ruger LC9 9mm pistol and a Kel-Tec P-32 .32 ACP pistol.  In yesterday's show -- held just from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. -- PGNH members bought 45 of the 100 five-dollar tickets for the LC9, and 27 of the 100 four-dollar tickets for the P-32.