For those who don't follow the news, Schaeffer Cox has been arrested on a bunch of weapons charges as well as charges that he was planning to attack some judges and LEOs. Cox styles himself the leader of a militia group and more significantly the Anchorage Second Amendment Task Force.
This blog has written with cautious support of Anchorage 2ATF in the past, based solely on their effectiveness in getting illegal and defunct signs on city buildings like Loussac banning firearms removed. However, I've also commented that his theatrics and other run ins with the law don't help the broader cause. I don't have any more comments right now on the most recent Cox thing other than to say that the charges are quite serious and that we'll see what happens; to say much more would be rank speculation. It will be interesting to see if this was just some folks BSing around an FBI informant wearing a wire, or if there were specific, credible threats and an actionable plan.
I found Anchorage Press' coverage interesting. This was a front-page feature for them. Anchorage Press hired David Holthouse, whose exploits we've discussed previously, to write their lead article. I suppose it is fitting, given that David Holthouse has a record of possessing handguns with illegal suppressors and plotting assassinations himself; maybe he is a good subject matter expert to see inside the mind of someone who plots a killing! Maybe it takes one to know one...
Of course, follow the money; Anchorage Press --> David Holthouse --> Media Matters --> Joyce Foundation. Funny how all roads lead back to Joyce!
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