Local therapist implicated in threat against republicans at North Idaho gun range
Fernan Rod & Gun Club second incident in three months
Eyewitness reports on Sunday April 30, 2023 a man wearing a red MAGA hat that read ‘maggots’ and a Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez t-shirt entered the office of the Fernan Rod & Gun Club (FRGC) requesting information on joining the range and stated he wanted to learn how to use pistols, “to shoot racist Trump-er fuckers. We have to be ready when the enemy comes.” according to George Howley Chief Range Officer.
Mr. Howley, a former Lieutenant with the New York City Police Department engaged the man further and notified him that the club does not allow that type of behavior at the range and are an all inclusive club compromised of all racial, religious and political backgrounds.
Mrs. Howley also in attendance asked, “who exactly is your enemy?”
The man smiled with no reply, according to the couple. He appeared unsteady on his feet and unable to stand in place. Mr. Howley did not notice any signs of intoxicants.
A member of the club noticed an unholstered pistol on the front passenger seat of a vehicle belonging to the man and was notified unsecured weapons are not permitted on the FRGC grounds.
The man was told again that intentions to shoot anyone is not condoned and was told to leave the premises.
It was reported the white male, in his 50’s around 180 lbs and 5’10”. Driving a white or silver Subaru, license plate #K64**** with racks on top and a rainbow sticker on the rear right license plate, turned out to be…
Clark Richman therapist at Heritage Health in Coeur d’Alene and is currently President of National Alliance for Mental Health (NAMI) CDA. *Full bio via Heritage Health
Ultimately he was trespassed by the club, a complaint was filed against him with the Kootenai County Sheriff Department (KCSO). When the FRGC pressed the KCSO on this issue, they stated no specific threat was made no charges have been issued.
Heritage Health has been made aware of the incident and report.
April 25, 2013 Clark Edward Richman was discharged from Kootenai Health in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. While leaving the hospital grounds it is reported Richman reversed course and set fire to construction equipment, partially burning two construction trailers on the North edge of the campus.
When police arrived Richman is accused of pulling a 3 inch knife on a Coeur d’Alene Police Office (captured on body camera). Richman is also alleged to kicking an officer while being taken into custody.
In exchange for the pleas to second degree arson and aggravated assualt, a third charge of battery on a law officer was dismissed.
Richman also has a criminal history in California that includes petit theft and taking a motor vehicle without permission.
The Fernan Rod & Gun Club has a right to be concerned after reporting on February 25, 2023 bullet holes were found in a door on club grounds. No suspect has been identified, a $5,000 reward was issued by FRGC for information surrounding the incident.
Per the Fernan Rod & Gun Club rules:
…persons who espouse the violent overthrow of the government of the United States, intentionally support the deprivation of civil liberties of any individual without due process of law, intentionally support the belligerent harassment of any individual because of their race, sex, national origin, or beliefs; or are prohibited from possessing a firearm under the laws of the US are specifically not eligible to participate in FRGC functions or hold membership at FRGC.
The safety of our members and the public is our #1 priority.
A public record request has been filed for supporting documents, more information will be released soon.
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