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DOJ press release: An Alabama man was sentenced today to 46 months in prison for federal and local firearms offenses stemming from the discovery of weapons in his pickup truck parked near the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. Lonnie Leroy Coffman, 72, of Falkville, Alabama, was sentenced today to 46 months in prison after pleading guilty to federal and local firearms offenses stemming from the discovery of weapons in his pickup truck parked near the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.
According to court documents, Coffman traveled from Alabama to the District of Columbia several days prior to Jan. 6, 2021. He parked his red GMC Sierra pickup truck in the 300 block of First Street SE, on the morning of Jan. 6. Less than half a mile away in the U.S. Capitol Building, a joint session of the U.S. Congress was scheduled to meet in the afternoon to ascertain and count the electoral votes related to the presidential election. Coffman admitted in his plea agreement that he exited the pickup truck at 9:20 a.m. and walked in the direction of the U.S. Capitol Building, and towards a rally near the National Mall. Inside the pickup truck were several loaded firearms within arms-reach of the driver's seat, hundreds of rounds of ammunition, large-capacity ammunition feeding devices, a crossbow with bolts, machetes, camouflage smoke devices, a stun gun, and a cooler containing 11 mason jars filled with ignitable ingredients for Molotov cocktail incendiary weapons.



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...U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly said she still hasn't heard an explanation for why Lonnie Leroy Coffman had "almost a small armory in his truck, ready to do battle." She sentenced Coffman to three years and 10 months in prison, giving him credit for the more than one year he already has served since his arrest.

Coffman, 72, of Falkville, Alabama, said he never intended to hurt anybody or destroy any property. He said he drove to Washington alone "to try to discover just how true and secure was the (2020 presidential) election."

"If I had any idea that things would turn out like they did, I would have stayed home," he wrote in a handwritten letter to the judge....

Yup, he was doing just an unplanned tourist visit to the Capitol. Never mind that he had a pickup truck filled with weapons and Molotov cocktail components.

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-04-01 03:07 PM | Reply

Does your conscience bother you?

#2 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-04-01 03:35 PM | Reply

Another moron giving some of the final years of his life away, all for some fat orange self-obsessed racist crybaby huckster gameshow host.

I can't feel sorry for a single one of these people. They fell for the dumbest ---- i've ever seen in my life.

#3 | Posted by Joe at 2022-04-01 03:42 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

#3 | Posted by Joe

It's how propaganda works.

#4 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2022-04-01 04:44 PM | Reply

Womp Womp, loser.

#5 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2022-04-01 09:43 PM | Reply

That's 5 months more than the Wookie.

#6 | Posted by REDIAL at 2022-04-01 10:11 PM | Reply

"I never intended to hurt anyone." I just wanted to see what was going on.

Yeah, sure. Tell it to your mother. She might believe you.

Good Grief! Age 72 and not a lick of sense.

I agree with JOE. No sympathy here either.

#7 | Posted by Twinpac at 2022-04-02 05:51 AM | Reply

" ... a former border militiaman ... "

Dumbest of the dumb.

#8 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2022-04-02 06:31 AM | Reply

All I know is, if Trump runs again, the 2024 elections will be the ugliest since 1860, and perhaps the most dangerous for politicians who need to get out to shake hands, and meet the people, some of whom...

#9 | Posted by Hughmass at 2022-04-02 07:55 AM | Reply


Chances are a multitude of indictments, federal and state, prior to 2024 are going to drive him out of the race. I hope the DOJ and the Manhattan D.A. have their timing right.

It's the jury, judges and prosecutors I'm more concerned about. I fully expect lots of intimidation ~ dirt, death threats, family harassment, kidnapping (real kids) etc. and, knowing how Trump's Qanon operates, even a fire bombing or two of somebody's home.

It's going to get rough out there. Count on it.

#10 | Posted by Twinpac at 2022-04-02 08:45 AM | Reply

Steve Scalise feels your pain.

#11 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2022-04-02 10:48 AM | Reply

Hopefully once in, he doesn't leave.

#12 | Posted by Yodagirl at 2022-04-02 01:20 PM | Reply


#13 | Posted by Tor at 2022-04-02 08:21 PM | Reply

still need to catch the bomb planter.

#14 | Posted by ichiro at 2022-04-02 11:59 PM | Reply

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