Video provided of Jefferson County Election Commission gun incident | Arkansas Blog

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Video provided of Jefferson County Election Commission gun incident

Posted By on Sat, Apr 2, 2016 at 9:33 AM

Here's video of a confrontation at a Jefferson County Election Commission meeting last week at which Republican Commissioner Stu Soffer pulled a derringer from his pocket because he felt threatened by former Democratic commissioner Ted Davis.

The video was provided by Lawrence Walker, attorney for Davis, who has said he's considering legal action. Soffer has said he didn't point the gun at anyone, but retrieved it from his car to have when matters grew contentious and pulled it from his pocket when Davis approached him. The Republican-controlled commission had moments before adjourned the meeting while a Democrat was speaking.

Soffer is shown showing police his concealed carry permit and saying he never pointed the gun at anyone.

Davis said he didn't threaten Soffer. The video shows no physical contact.

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