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Daniel Musso's House Catches Fire Days After Gun Rally Arrest

06/24/2013 02:50 pm ET | Updated Jun 24, 2013

Daniel Musso, a New Hampshire man who was hit with a stun gun and then arrested by police last week at a gun control rally, returned home Saturday to find his house had caught on fire, the New Hampshire Union Leader reported.

The chimney of Musso's home reportedly caught fire while he was away on a fishing trip, causing $150,000 in damage, according to the Union Leader.

Musso was subdued with a stun gun on Tuesday shortly after confronting John Cantin of Manchester, N.H., during a speech at a "No More Names" anti-gun violence rally sponsored by Mayors Against Illegal Guns. Cantin was in the middle of a speech about his efforts to persuade Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) to change her "no" vote on expanding gun background checks when Musso approached him on stage. Cantin's daughter, Melissa Charbonneau, was shot and killed by her husband in 2009.

The YouTube video of Musso's altercation with police at the rally also shows a man kicking an officer's keys after they fall to the ground. That man, Ralph Demicco, is the owner of one of New Hampshire's largest gun stores, the Concord Monitor reported. He apologized to officers in a letter on Wendesday, according to the Concord Monitor.

The events of Musso's difficult week are seemingly coincidental: Police told the Union Leader that the fire was ruled an accident.

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