The latest from David Codrea: Federal agents 'catch and release' open carry activist in Washington (Be sure and watch the accompanying video there.)
Washington State liberty activist Anthony Bosworth was arrested Wednesday outside a federal building for openly carrying a firearm, an announcement on Bosworth’s Facebook page reports. Within hours, he had been released with no criminal charges, his wife informed supporters. . .
Bosworth was arrested in front of his wife and children by agents for the Department of Homeland Security, who “claimed that Bosworth was in violation of federal law by open carrying a firearm on federal property.” That’s in spite of the reported fact that “The sign on the building states that firearms are not allowed inside the building, but makes no mention of the outside grounds, where Bosworth was standing. . .”
“If you want to leave, step onto public property,” one of the agents told Bosworth’s wife Maria as she video recorded the arrest. Evidently the understanding of the term “public property” is as murky as the grasp of U.S. Code.
This story will be updated if further relevant information becomes available. As it was being written, no charges had been reported filed and the Spokane County Sheriff was in contact with federal authorities. As it was being prepared for publication, word was posted by Maria Boswell on Facebook that "Spokane sheriff supported us...no charges made....only citation!!" Per a phone call from Sam Wilson, the media contact for the Washington activists, the citation charges Bosworth with "Failure to comply."
Be sure and check Kit Lange's site here.
Note, too, the critical support of local (that is to say, constitutional) law enforcement with the intervention of the Spokane County Sheriff.