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Man arrested in downtown Spokane for carrying firearm on Federal property

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SPOKANE, Wash. - If you were driving by the Federal Courthouse in downtown Spokane Wednesday morning, you may have noticed a bit of police activity. That's because a man and his wife drove up from Yakima with their two young children to protest against the 10th Amendment and for the 2nd Amendment.

The man, his wife, and both of the children were carrying unloaded guns. Eventually Federal police noticed the group, came out and told them it was illegal to carry a firearm on Federal property and asked them to move to the sidewalk. When the man didn't move to the sidewalk, he was arrested. 

The wife told KHQ's Allison Flicker they didn't understand how he could be arrested since he was only standing in front of a Federal building, not inside a Federal building. 

Later in the day, the U.S. Marshal cited and released the man from the Federal Court House.

 

 

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