Authorities found sniper rifle , handcuffs in home of accused 'zip tie guy' in Capitol riot
Prosecutors said a Tennessee man accused of bringing zip ties to the Capitol riot should remain in custody after a search found weapons and restraints.
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Disgusting There is no ' Sniper Rifle ' in that heap... This tells you why the 2nd Amendment nuts just that...nuts. They want guns to kill Americans. So did he plan on using these? 10yrs in the big house Was he sleeping with them? Those were flex cuffs, not zip ties. If you're really a 'Bad Ass' donyou really need that many guns? Rambo f'd up a whole town with a knife
Dude who lives with Mom had all this Why is there a ChickFilA copy in every home of these clowns? Treason Northern Liberals see a few guns and instantly soil their man panties. That's not an 'arsenal'. Where is the 'sniper rifle'? Do they mean that 270 hunting rifle? Embarrassing I guess if he really wanted to do some damage he would have brought hardware with him.
Oooops Where do you think all the gun sales go? What is the item under 20? So the former bartender with the waxed eyebrows, the guy who took his mom to an insurrection, had this arsenal? 🙄 And it’s news because? That Marlin lever gun is my favorite. Anything illegal? Sniper rifle? A rifle with a scope is a rifle with a scope.
Chick fil a cup TRUMPERS...THAT EXPLAINS IT.