Skip to comments.28K Trump supporters were armed for battle on Jan. 6, panel report says (Barfamundo)
Posted on 12/23/2022 1:56:17 PM PST by Dahoser
At least 28,000 supporters of President Donald Trump flocked to the nation’s capital on Jan. 6, 2021 — many of them carrying weaponry ranging from firearms to brass knuckles to screwdrivers, the House select committee investigating the events of that day revealed in its final report.
The 814-page document, released late Thursday, draws the previously unreported crowd figure from data from Secret Service magnetometers stationed at Trump’s pre-riot speech on the Ellipse near the White House — though hundreds of the most hardcore rioters skipped the rally and went directly to the Capitol.
The committee of seven Democrats and two anti-Trump Republicans voted Monday to ask the Justice Department to charge the 76-year-old former president with crimes including inciting an insurrection — and the report suggests many attendees were indeed ready for violence.
Secret Service confiscated a haul of weapons from the 28,000 spectators who did pass through the magnetometers: 242 cannisters of pepper spray, 269 knives or blades, 18 brass knuckles, 18 tasers, 6 pieces of body armor, 3 gas masks, 30 batons or blunt instruments, and 17 miscellaneous items like scissors, needles, or screwdrivers,” the report says.
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Someone has been watching too many movies.
More like 26 million, which is why the Democrats are in such ABJECT FEAR of Trump.
If you know that Republicans are all about their guns and the 2nd Amendment, and you're also convinced that the Jan 6 protest was an insurrection even though nobody brought a gun ... you might be a Democrat. LOL
I see Adam Schiff’s psychosis again! 😵💫🖍️
How many of those folks carry anyway?
If they’d wanted to use the guns The Piglouse, Chuckie, and a Dumb Shiite would be feasting in their Infernal Father’s house below.
Headline writer did not read article.
Yup...those moose antlers looked very,very dangerous indeed!
I’ll bet most of the ones who actually had these items were AntiFa in disguise.
The J6 investigation is the 2020 election fraud cover-up. And everyone knows it. Everyone.
Almost as if....
I guess their being armed was why the protesters shot and killed so many people. /sarc These people are delusional to the point of being dangerous.
Ask your physician to adjust your daily lithium dose.
Paging Ashli Babbitt.
242 cannisters of pepper spray, 269 knives or blades, 18 brass knuckles, 18 tasers, 6 pieces of body armor, 3 gas masks, 30 batons or blunt instruments, and 17 miscellaneous items like scissors, needles, or screwdrivers,”
NO guns and in a crowd of 28,000 I wish more had pepper spray for personal protection. I certainly try to get the women to carry pepper spray.
And LOTS of people carry knives as a basic useful tool.
These numbers are very low and to say they were “armed for violence” is absolutely a filthy leftist lie.
The Nazis were delusional too. Scary times. One party states are scary things.
I remember the slaughter. There were piles of Deep State bodies everywhere. If Pelosi hadn’t used her armored divisions, I think we would have won that day.
“And they all went home without firing a single shot.”
There were zero guns. The headline is deliberately false.
200 knives out of 28,000 people.
I try to wear a knife on my belt every day it’s extremely useful.
In Italy I went to the Colloseum and forgot to leave my favorite knife home. Had to let them confiscate it to continue the tour.
What a total bs article.
I would have LOVED to see that!
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