FAKE NEWS: Reports of “Armed Protests” At All 50 State Capitols Are Unsourced, MSM Hysteria
Mainstream media figures have claimed that the Federal Bureau of Investigation is warning of imminent “armed protests” at every state capitol in the country on January 20th, the day on which Joe Biden is slated to be inaugurated as President.
One gun control activist immediately utilized the reports to demand gun confiscation.
FBI is literally warning all 50 states that heavily armed insurrectionists are coming to kill us.
Why are we not discussing how ridiculously easy it is to access incredibly dangerous guns in the United States and committing to fixing that problem ASAP in Biden/Harris admin?
— igorvolsky (@igorvolsky) January 11, 2021
CNN hack Wolf Blitzer repeated the dramatic, and almost unbelievable claim, going so far as to directly quote the claims of imminent armed protests.
This FBI warning is very disturbing, An internal FBI bulletin obtained by @CNN says: "Armed protests are being planned at all 50 state capitols from 16 January through at least 20 January, and at the US Capitol from 17 January through 20 January.” Details in @CNNSitRoom 5-7PM ET
— Wolf Blitzer (@wolfblitzer) January 11, 2021
In a development seeming to contradict with claims of imminent armed marches on state capitols, the special agent in charge of the FBI Boston office revealed that the agency had no reason to believe a threat of criminal activity was at hand in the states of Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island.
“We are currently not in receipt of any credible information regarding violent activity in or around the capitol buildings, or anywhere else for that matter, connected to the events of Jan. 6 or the upcoming inauguration,” said Special Agent in Charge Joseph R. Bonavolonta.
Armed protests occasionally happen- almost always peacefully- in states with pro-Second Amendment gun laws. But it’s all but impossible to imagine states such as New Jersey, Massachusetts and New York legally allowing armed protests, with open carry being all but outright illegal.
Some protests supposedly planned at state capitols are being organized by individuals affiliated with “Boogaloo” subculture, a juvenile anarchist movement that largely opposes President Trump, let alone supports election protests. Thin sourcing for the legitimacy of these events seems to rely on little more than amateuristic online fliers, as opposed to real organization and permit processing usually required for protest events at sensitive areas such as state capitols.
Somebody’s pretty much lying, whether it’s corporate journos trying to incite an American Reichstag Fire event or FBI personnel making fantastical predictions.