- Associated Press - Friday, March 6, 2015

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Advocates for gun rights have protested outside the federal building in downtown Spokane.

No arrests were made during Friday’s protest, which attracted about 30 people who carried firearms and waved flags.

The Spokesman-Review says the rally was prompted by the Feb. 25 arrest of Yakima gun enthusiast Anthony Bosworth.

Bosworth, who ran unsuccesfully for Yakima County sheriff, was arrested last week after refusing to leave the federal building plaza while armed with a rifle and pistol. His wife videotaped the encounter.

Bosworth was cited for failing to comply with the directions of federal police officers and his firearms were confiscated by authorities.

Bosworth contends that a federal law banning firearms possession on public property is improper.

Protesters want federal authorities to return Bosworth’s guns.


Information from: The Spokesman-Review, https://www.spokesman.com

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