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Judge Denies Rioter’s Request to Bowhunt

By Brodie SwisherNovember 21, 20223 Comments

A man charged with participating in the January 6 Capitol riots is itching to go bowhunting this season. Daniel Adams, 44, filed a motion to modify his release conditions so he could go bowhunting, which the judge has denied.

But before you go and feel sorry for the guy, consider the following.

Adams faces federal charges of civil disorder, obstruction of an official proceeding, assaulting certain officers, entering a restricted building, disorderly conduct in a restricted building, disorderly conduct in a Capitol building, impeding passage through the Capitol grounds and demonstrating in a Capitol building.

Adams was arrested on Jan. 16, 2021. He was initially held without bond, but was later given pre-trial release, on certain conditions.

On Oct. 24, 2022, he filed a motion to change those conditions, seeking permission to go bowhunting. The motion states, “for the majority of his life, the Defendant has participated in wildlife management by engaging in the practice of subsistence hunting,” claiming he needs to do so to feed his family.

Judge Denies Rioter's Request To Bowhunt
Should Daniel Adams, center, be allowed to bowhunt this season, despite his involvement at the Capitol on January 6?

The guy just wants to feed his family! That’s not too much to ask, right?

The prosecuting attorneys seemed to think so. They opposed his motion on November 10th, stating that he was one of the leaders of the mob on January 6. Reports say the opposition described how Adams was caught on video, “Having broken through two lines of officers, Adams, with blood trickling down his head from his confrontations, joined the rioters at the Senate Wing Door, which rioters breached moments later. Adams was one of the first rioters to enter the Capitol. Inside, Adams continued shouting: ‘This is the Capitol building. This is my house. This is my house.’” 

Attorneys in the case claim, “Permitting a person who so quickly resorted to violence to possess any weapon creates a clear risk that he will engage in violent conduct again.” Adding insult, attorneys pointed out that he can buy food, ask his friends who lease the land to hunt for him, or fish and trap.

What do you think? Should Adams be allowed to bowhunt, despite his involvement at the Capitol? Comment below, and let us know your thoughts on the issue.

Brodie Swisher
Brodie Swisher is a world champion game caller, outdoor writer, seminar speaker and Editor for Bowhunting.com. Brodie and his family live in the Kentucky Lake area of west Tennessee.
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