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Official: Police Probe Maine Man’s Obama Threat

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SABATTUS, Maine (AP) — Police are investigating whether a Maine man who led a drive to mandate gun ownership in his town threatened to shoot President Barack Obama.

A posting on a Facebook account belonging to David Marsters used a racial slur and suggested shooting Obama. When someone criticized the posting, the user said Obama “is not a legal president.”

Sabattus Police Chief Tony Ward said Tuesday that initial findings suggest the retired Massachusetts police officer posted the comment but the investigation is ongoing.

The Sun Journal, which first reported the threat, said federal law enforcement agencies were notified.

Town selectmen voted unanimously in March against Marsters’ proposal to require heads of households to own guns for protection. Marsters did not immediately return a phone message Tuesday.


  • dontcrankmeoff

    A retired cop no less.

    • alpinequeen

      Cops are people too. People have frailties and make mistakes, you should know.

      • dontcrankmeoff

        Cops are people too? Boy are you sadly misinformed.

        • alpinequeen

          I don’t know what makes you so stupid, but it really works.

  • bapone

    The racial slur, not cool, the shooting talk, not cool, huge frustration as a helpless American and a crappy president, totally understandable!