DENVER - Colorado Representative Rhonda Fields, who is the sponsor of gun-control legislation that passed the Colorado House last week, responded to the story of a 42-year-old being arrested and accused of threatening her life.
Franklin Sain is accused of threatening Fields and her daughter using racial and sexual slurs.
Fields spoke to KOA Radio Tuesday morning and said she does not know Sain at all.
"All I know is the kinds of things that he said were very inappropriate, and they're alarming, and they were very intimidating," Fields told KOA.
John Morse, President of the Colorado Senate, says the threats were particularly concerning and "way beyond disrespectful."
According to an affidavit, one of the letters alleged to have been written by the Colorado Springs man reads, "Rhonda Fields, mother of [Field's daughter]. Death to both." The letter goes on to say "There will be blood! I'm coming for you, N----- B----."
In one of the emails, Sain allegedly wrote, "hopefully somebody Gifords [sic] your asses with a gun."
The following is one of seven emails police say Sain sent to Fields:
"THANKS N----- C---! You really think passing nay more laws will stop gun violence? You and that other N----- OBAMA are living in fantasy land. Chicago and DC have the most strict gun laws in the nation and more people die from gun violence than anywhere. You f---ing c---s are pathetic excuse for civil servants. Hell, n-----s love shooting themselves with GATS, isn't that what your people call it. What you have done here is creater [sic] criminals out of law abiding citizens, and put yourself out of a job. You politicians have no idea what you are even doing anyway, do you know how long it takes some to change a magazine, less than a second, so what if some with experience decides to flip out and bring their gun in with 5 or so 10 round magazines, they can do the same amount of damage. Limiting magazine sizes is stupididty, [sic] and will not work..."
READ: Arrest Affidavit [Warning: Some explicit language]
"It started last week around the 13th or the 14th," Fields told KOA. "And then the emails got worse; it started to escalate until it got to a letter that was sent to the Capitol. At first, I was really taken aback by the tone and the language in it, especially the racial overtones - I've just never seen something like that before. No one has ever said those things or written those things towards me in the last two-and-a-half years that I've been serving the state. So, I was like 'Wow, this is unbelievable.' And then they kept coming."
House Speaker Mark Ferrandino and at least two other House Democrats have received similar threats.
Sain is out of jail on a $30,000 bond. Sain told 9NEWS to talk to his lawyer when asked for comment. His lawyer has not return calls. Frank Sain works for SofTec Solutions in Englewood. He does consulting work for the government and private organizations, according to 9NEWS' research. Sain is scheduled to appear in court on March 8 where he may or may not face charges.
Fields' son was shot and killed in 2005 before he was able to testify against a gang member.
"I wasn't able to save my son, because he was murdered. He was ambushed alongside his fiancé, and I'm here to say enough is enough," Fields said previously in a gun-control debate in the House.
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