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Detroit Clerk Janice Winfrey carries a gun for protection after 2020 election threats

(WXYZ) – Detroit City Clerk Janice Winfrey said she now carries a gun every day for protection after threats following the 2020 election.

In a long interview for a report on CNN Over the weekend Winfrey, 63, said it was the first gun she had ever owned and was ready to use it if she needed it.

According to CNN, Winfrey got the gun to protect herself after being threatened near her home after the 2020 election, which former President Donald Trump falsely claimed was stolen, despite getting more votes in the city. city ​​of Detroit in 2020 than in 2016.

Winfrey told CNN she was walking outside her home in the days after the election when a man approached her.

“He throws all these [accusations] to me. “Why did you let Trump lose? Why did you cheat?'” Winfrey told CNN. “He said, ‘I see you don’t have your dog with you today.’ It was crazy. It made me think that this guy was sitting here watching me, knowing where I live and paying attention to my routine.

CNN also reports that someone also posted on Facebook, threatening to blow up his block. Her children bought tasers and pepper spray, according to CNN, but she went to get the gun, a concealed gun license and trained with the gun.

“The gun is tough, but I do it because I have to protect myself,” she said.

She said that although she was not a quitter, quitting her job had crossed her mind.

“Whenever people tell you that you don’t deserve to live because of what you do in life, and when people parade in front of your house or approach you in public places and threaten you, it makes you think. And after the anger, you’re scared,” Winfrey told CNN.