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MIAMI – Florida authorities suspended the license to carry weapons to six people who allegedly participated in the assault on the Capitol in Washington on January 6, in which five people died, the state Agriculture Commissioner reported Tuesday, Nikki Fried.
“Today I announce the suspension of licenses to carry weapons to 6 national terrorists who participated in the attempted insurrection on January 6 against the United States”Said on her Twitter account the commissioner, whose position is elective and is the only Democrat within the Executive of the Republican governor Ron DeSantis, an ally of the former president Donald Trump.
These suspensions are in addition to 22 others released in July, bringing a total of 28 permits suspended in Florida as a result of the assault on Capitol, in which 140 agents were attacked.
“As more charges are brought we will hold these traitors to account.”added Fried, who is running for state governorship in the November 2022 elections.
The suspension of the carrying of weapons is the responsibility of the state Licensing Division, which is within the jurisdiction of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services headed by Fried.
“While Florida has the shameful distinction of being home to the highest proportion of defendants in relation to With the insurrection, our department has been using its authority and fulfilling its legal duty to suspend the licenses of anyone accused of disqualifying crimes.s, “Fried said in a statement.
The announcement comes a day after the former president of the United States. Donald Trump (2017-2021) filed a lawsuit in federal court in Washington DC to prevent the government National Archives from releasing information about the assault on the Capitol to a committee of the House of Representatives, which is investigating the event.
That January 6, supporters of the former governor stormed the Capitol to prevent the electoral victory of Democrat Joe Biden from being certified.
So far, some 550 people have been indicted on charges related to the January assault, including 165 people charged with crimes of assault on authorities.
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Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.