Otero County Board of Commissioners Vice Chairman Couy Griffin explained he would carry firearms with him to Washington, D.C., exactly where he programs to journey for the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.
“I am gonna be there on Jan. 20 … and I’m gonna take a stand for our country and for our freedoms,” Griffin claimed. “I am gonna leave either tonight or tomorrow. I have bought a .357 Henry Massive Boy rifle lever action that I have got in the trunk of my car or truck and I’ve bought a .357 single motion revolver, the Colt Ruger Vaquero that I’ll have underneath the entrance seat on my suitable aspect and I will embrace my Next Amendment.
“I will hold my ideal to bear arms. My vehicle is an extension of my household in regards to the constitutional legislation and I have a correct to have people firearms in my car.”
Griffin, a Republican and founder of Cowboys for Trump, built the statements during the Jan. 14 meeting of the Otero County Board of Commissioners, where by he appeared without a encounter covering as mandated by New Mexico’s unexpected emergency public health orders.
Griffin has a background of controversial statements. Those may well have landed him in some difficulties as Griffin mentioned that the Federal Bureau of Investigation, or FBI, experienced spoken with him after getting problems with regards to his actions and speech.
Griffin was in Washington, D.C. at the U.S. Capitol creating on Jan. 6 when violent riots broke out as Congress worked to certify the 2020 election for Biden.
Griffin stated he did not participate in the violence on that day, and instead was there to hear a speech by President Donald Trump.
“I went there to assist my president and stand up for our country,” Griffin stated.
Griffin mentioned the FBI acknowledged his suitable to bear arms and transport them in a motor vehicle. He mentioned he also knowledgeable the FBI about threats he personally obtained, and explained that the FBI would examine.
“I am turning all of my accessibility to all of my county emails above to the FBI,” Griffin explained. “I’m turning all of my Facebook website page and all of my Fb inbox messages around to the FBI and I’m also gonna flip all of the loathe mail that I have been given — the printed mail — around to the FBI and investigations are going to start out taking put.”
The FBI did not reply to requests by the Alamogordo Daily Information for remark, citing the bureau’s plan to neither validate nor deny ongoing investigations.
Griffin’s statements appear as the New Mexico State Police announced it was planning for probable armed protests at the New Mexico Capitol in Santa Fe future week. This kind of protests were allegedly planned for point out houses in all 50 U.S. states.
On Wednesday, Trump asked for restraint by protestors and demonstrators.
“I urge that there must be NO violence, NO lawbreaking and NO vandalism of any type,” Trump mentioned in a composed assertion. “That is not what I stand for, and it is not what The united states stands for. I simply call on ALL People to support ease tensions and quiet tempers.”