Jan 6 rioter who brought concealed gun to the Capitol is slapped with 7-year prison sentence

A Maryland man who bought a concealed gun to the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, 2021, and led a mob that overran police has been sentenced to seven years in prison, NBC News reported.

Christopher Alberts was convicted on nine charges in April. In his testimony, he said that when he charged at police with a wooden pallet because his “instinct took over.” He also said he was at the Capitol on Jan. 6 because he “felt like it was a fraudulent election.”

Alberts was arrested on Jan. 6. If had been arrested at a later date, it likely would have never been known that he was carrying a concealed weapon that day.

“For hours, and often just steps from the Capitol Building, Alberts screamed at police officers that they were ‘domestic terrorists’ and were ‘treasonous, communist motherf—ers,’ who were improperly stopping the rioters ‘from doing what’s right,'” prosecutors wrote. “He exclaimed that he and the other rioters were there ‘to do what we are constitutionally allowed to do’ — that is, they had ‘a right’ and ‘a duty’ to overthrow the government of the United States and install a new government.”

“Since his January 6, 2021 arrest, Alberts has expressed no remorse for his crimes, instead seeking praise for being a ‘hero’ and ‘protector’ during his assault on the Capitol while slandering the police officers who valiantly struggled that day to protect it,” prosecutors continued.

Prosecutors had initially sought 10 years in federal prison for Alberts.

Sky Palma

Before launching DeadState back in 2012, Sky Palma has been blogging about politics, social issues and religion for over a decade. He lives in Los Angeles and also enjoys Brazilian jiu jitsu, chess, music and art.