Home  White Mountains

June 21. 2013 12:58PM

NH GOP chair asks Dover mayor to resign from Bloomberg group in wake of rally naming killers victims of gun violence

New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn is calling on Dover Mayor Dean Trefethen to resign from Mayors Against Illegal Guns, which she calls a "discredited, out-of-state gun control group" at a center of a national scandal.

She says Trefethen is the only N.H. public official to hold membership in the group run by "liberal New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg" that she says has openly collaborated with President Obama's Organizing for Action in New Hampshire.

Mayor Trefethen was unmoved by Horn's appeal.

"Ms. Horn's email is full of the usual standard political attack language, which does nothing to further the discussion," he said. "If she has true outrage about an out-of-state group attacking Sen. Ayotte, then I'm sure she will also be outraged at the out-of-state group that is attacking Sen. Shaheen. When I see the standards applied equally, then I will take Ms. Horn's email seriously, but until then it will be disregarded as political rhetoric, and nothing else."

On Tuesday, Mayors Against Illegal Guns held a rally in Concord where more than 6,000 names of people killed by guns since the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Conn.

Boston marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was shot dead by police, was among the names read out loud which caused a furor. MAIG later issued an apology.

Horn, in her letter to Trefethen, says others who were memorialized at the event were Christopher Dorner, a former Los Angeles police officer who went on a killing spree in February, and Kevin Bailey, who was killed by police after opening fire on officers during a traffic stop.

The National Rifle Association released a statement Friday claiming a review of the list of names read by members of Mayors Against Illegal Guns found 50 of the 617 names read were those of crime suspects killed by police or shot dead by citizens claiming a right of self-defense. The NRA said of 13 people on the list from Montana, "more than half" were either shot by police or had committed suicide.

 New Hampshire Events Calendar


White Mountains
Arts & Entertainment
Family, Community and Culture
Outdoors, Sports and Recreation

 New Hampshire Business Directory



Press Releases

Mt Washington Valley Chamber Holds Tourism Rally to Celebrate National Tourism Week


In recognition for the role tourism plays in the Mt Washington Valley economy and in conjunction with National Tourism Week, Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce (MWVCC) is initiating a new event...

Cilantro was the herb featured in this guacamole made at Inn at Ellis River for the Herb, Food & Beer Tour 2014.

Basil, brews & bittersweet - A celebration of local flavors at 2015 Herb, Food & Beer Tour


What do basil, brews and bittersweet all have in common? Guests visiting the Country Inns in the White Mountains on May 30-31, 2015 will have the opportunity to taste all of these and much more...

Arethusa Falls

0 April rains mean waterfalls reign in Mt Washington Valley, NH - the ultimate rock concert

0 Loon Mountain Resort Hosts Groundbreaking Ski & Snowboard Camp Partnerships

0 Cranmore to Host Annual Great Penguin Race with End 68 Hours of Hunger

0 North Conway named among Best in the US 2015 by Lonely Planet