Mayor Assails Use of City Name for Rifle

From Times Staff Reports

The mayor is speaking out against special-issue rifles that carry the city’s name.

The .22-caliber Ruger is engraved with a stagecoach and “City of Elk Grove Special Edition.” It’s one of several guns marketed by a Colorado company to specific communities.

“I’m livid,” Mayor Sophia Scherman said. “This is a total misappropriation of the name of our city.”

Only 26 of the $599 rifles have been made, said Bill Daley, marketing director for Investment Arms in Fort Collins, Colo.