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A far-right supporter of President Donald Trump with a history of inflammatory and racist remarks said Thursday that he plans to bring firearms to the nation’s capital on the day of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.
“I’m going to take a stand for our country and our freedoms because this election was fraudulent… It was stolen by Communist China,” Couy Griffin, an elected Republican in New Mexico and founder of the group “Cowboys for Trump,” said at an Otero County commissioners meeting.
Griffin, who was last in DC during the January 6 insurrection at the US Capitol, claimed that the incoming Biden administration will confiscate guns.
“They will be coming to each house and de-arming us,” the mask-less commissioner said. “That’s the reason why this is one that we cannot just lose. If we lose we’ll never have a fair election, and if we lose the liberals will have us in masks, anytime they want to say ‘mask’ everybody will just be in one.”
Accordingly, Griffin — who has said “the only good Democrat is a dead Democrat,” a comment retweeted at the time by outgoing President Donald Trump, and that Black Lives Matter supporters should “go back to Africa” — said he plans to bring his firearms to Washington, DC, on January 20.
“I’m going to leave either tonight or tomorrow. I’ve got a 357 Henry Big Boy rifle, lever action, that I’ve got in the trunk of my car. And I’ve got a 357 single-action revolver, the Colt Ruger Vaquero, that I’ll have underneath the front seat on my right side,” he said.
If he follows through, Griffin would be breaking the law. DC code states that, while it is legal to transport a legitimately acquired firearm in the city, it must be unloaded and neither it nor …read more
Source:: Business Insider