Video shows arrest at gun rally including gun store owner’s exchange with police
A video circulating on YouTube today shows the owner of one of the state’s largest gun stores kicking an officer’s keys and cursing at two other officers during a tense gun rally Tuesday in front of the State House.
Ralph Demicco, who owns Riley’s Sports Shop in Hooksett, had attended the event to protest against a gun control rally sponsored by Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a group co-founded by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
The video also depicts the entirety of the arrest made Tuesday of Daniel Musso, a gun rights activist who, like Demicco, had been demonstrating against the rally.
You can see the video above. Demicco can be seen kicking the keys at about the 7:05 mark of the video.
Demicco apologized yesterday to the Concord Police Department. Read tomorrow’s paper for more on this story.
(Jeremy Blackman can be reached at 369-3319, firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @JBlackmanCM.)