For some months leaders in the forefront of the 2nd Amendment Movement and Lawless Government Agents who do not recognize the 2nd Amendment have been staring across battle lines at each other, the one exercising their rights under the LAW and the other blustering and bluffing to make them back down in an effort to extract compliance with their usurpation and violations of the Constitutions (both of them).
This morning that short gap was crossed as Department of Homeland Security Police agents, progressively morphing into Gestapo, simultaneously violated Washington and Federal Law by arresting Anthony Bosworth (a key leader of the Movement) who was violating neither.
Here is the video and comments by Anthony’s fellow leader, Kit Lange.
8:45 am: Anthony P Bosworth was just arrested at the federal building in Spokane for open carrying. More details as we get them. We are working as fast as we can.
He was standing outside on the steps.
He was not disorderly. He simply asked where the line for federal property was and what law he was violating. Multiple DHS agents came up and that was that.
He was attending a rally. They tried to arrest Maria [Mrs. Bosworth] too but she had the kids with her and simply moved off the property so they didn’t take her kids.
Also, there are no signs anywhere saying firearms are prohibited…except at the door of the building.
9:45 am: I am waiting to hear if he’s arraigned and charged. Right now he’s being detained without charges.
12:00 noon: The Spokane County sheriff has been called and is currently at the courthouse speaking with the federal authorities.
(a) Except as provided in subsection (d), whoever knowingly possesses or causes to be present a firearm or other dangerous weapon in a Federal facility (other than a Federal court facility), or attempts to do so, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 1 year, or both.
(d) Subsection (a) shall not apply to—
(3) the lawful carrying of firearms or other dangerous weapons in a Federal facility incident to hunting or other lawful purposes.
Take action. Demand Anthony’s release from unlawful detention.
Spokane Federal Courthouse: (509) 458-3400
Spokane County Sheriff: 509-477-2240 (who is the highest law enforcement officer in Spokane County)
Department of Homeland Security Spokane: (509) 329-5100, (509) 353-2747, (509) 353-0586
As codified in law with the 2nd Amendment, the People did not delegate the power to regulate or control the ownership of firearms to the federal government. And, as the 10th Amendment makes clear, all powers not delegated to the federal government are reserved to the States or to the People themselves.