Capitol attack rioter gets 3.5 years in prison for illegal possession of guns
A rioter who believed the QAnon conspiracy theory and joined the insurrection by extremist supporters of Donald Trump at the US Capitol on 6 January 2021, as they attempted to overturn his election defeat, has been sentenced in New York to 3.5 years in prison.
Samuel Fisher, 33, was sentenced on Monday after being charged with illegal possession of firearms, including a modified semi-automatic AR-15-style assault rifle, a “ghost gun” pistol, a shotgun, and 11 pre-loaded high capacity magazines at an apartment in the upscale Upper West Side neighborhood of Manhattan.
He had pleaded guilty to one count of criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree.
He added: “Are women trustworthy in 2020? You tell me. I’ll tell you, No.”
Prior to the January 6 insurrection aimed, on the urging of Trump at a rally prior, at preventing Congress from certifying Joe Biden’s victory over Trump, Fisher espoused QAnon conspiracy theories online and claims that the 2020 election was “stolen”.
In reference to a pro-Trump, so-called Stop the Steal rally, the authorities said Fisher told a Facebook friend: “Get a firearm and go, lol, its 1776 time dawg.
He also went on to write online: “The deep state is arrested and hanged on the White House lawn for High Treason. We rebuild America with a government for the people by the people … Patriot show up in the millions with guns. They execute all the treasonous members of government and rebuild.”