Fire-Bomb Carrying Jan 6 Rioter Busted & Charged By Feds

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Despite claims made by Donald Trump and his supporters, the Jan. 6, 2021 attempted insurrection was violent. People trying to enter the Capitol Building were armed with numerous different types of weapons, and the perpetrators, including the twice-impeached ex-president who never won the popular vote, should be held accountable.

One piece of evidence that proves how dangerous the situation in January really was is the story of Lonnie Coffman of Alabama, who drove from his home to Washington D.C. in a truck loaded with guns, ammunition, and Molotov cocktails. After some confusion by the judge as to whether or not the substances could be used to harm anyone before finally accepting his two guilty pleas.

According to Buzzfeed:

‘Lonnie Coffman’s plea hearing briefly went off the rails after some confusion over whether the ingredients in the 11 mason jars found in his pickup truck near the US Capitol could, in fact, have been used as Molotov cocktails at the time. Coffman at first told the judge that he believed the gasoline he’d poured in the jars several years ago had evaporated, which meant the devices would no longer work as explosives.’

Coffman insists that he drove all that way but never joined in the insurrection that was happening at the Capitol. Instead, he says he drove hundreds of miles, parked near the Capitol Building, and left.

‘Although Coffman was arrested on the evening of Jan. 6 near the Capitol, he was not charged with participating in the riot. Prosecutors shared evidence that he’d parked his truck near the Capitol complex in the morning and walked in the direction of the grounds, but his court papers didn’t fill in the timeline of what else he did that day.’

 

Coffman’s second guilty plea was a weapons charge for the many weapons and the ammunition he traveled with, including illegal weapons and devices. Coffman faces a 10-year jail sentence for the two crimes, both of which he pled guilty to and his pleas were accepted by the court.

‘A search of the car revealed a cache of weapons, including a loaded handgun, rifle, and shotgun, hundreds of rounds of ammunition and large-capacity ammunition feeding devices, a crossbow, machetes, smoke devices, and a stun gun. They also found a cooler with mason jars filled with a mixture of melted Styrofoam and gasoline that the government determined would have the effect of napalm; police also found other objects — including lights and rags — that suggested the jars were designed to be used as Molotov cocktails.’