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Concord police stun, arrest gun rights protester after officer touched on shoulder
Tony Mayfield of Hillsborough, foreground, protests the reading of names of those killed by gunfire during a demonstration by the Mayors Against Illegal Guns movement in Concord on Tuesday. (TIM BUCKLAND/UNION LEADER)
In the video above, an angry crowd hectors Concord police, some shouting obscenities, as Daniel Musso is stunned and handcuffed.
WMUR captured the moment Daniel Musso, 52, of Brentwood, touched a Concord officer on the shoulder in this YouTube video.
The event had people supporting the Mayors Against Illegal Guns movement, founded by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, reading the names of those "killed with guns" since the Dec. 14 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary outside their "No More Names" bus.
Witnesses said Daniel Musso, 52, of Brentwood was asked by police to move. He placed his hand on an officer, was tasered and arrested.
Cantin shrugged off the altercation.
"They just weakened their cause and strengthened ours," he said.
"Senator Ayotte voted for an amendment that would not increase gun safety," he said.
"New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's special interest group has spent millions on false attacks against Senator Ayotte," he said. "Senator Ayotte has voted for legislation that had bipartisan support to fix the current broken background check system, increase the prosecution of those who illegally seek to obtain firearms, and provide additional resources for school safety, while protecting the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens."
Some of the loudest shouts came when a reader spoke the name of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects who was killed by police during a gunfight.
Eileen Ehlers of Hooksett said she turned toward a man earlier in the evening who "was being loud and obnoxious" and showed him her "No More Names" sign. She said he grabbed the sign and threw it to the ground. When he did, she said, she pulled out a camera to take his photo.
Mayfield said he was disappointed that any altercations happened.
Not all the discourse involved shouting. For several minutes, Mitch Kopacz, president of the Gun Owners of New Hampshire group, debated gun control with state Rep. Sylvia Gale, D-N.H. Neither raised their voice and they shook hands after talking, with Gale calling Kopacz "respectful."
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