‘Rise of the Moors’ leader claims gun laws hurt militia’s ability to protect Maine

'Rise of the Moors' leader claims gun laws hurt militia's ability to protect Maine

Jamhal Latimer, left, one of 11 people charged in connection with an armed standoff along a Massachusetts highway last weekend, appears during his arraignment at Malden District Court, Tuesday, July 6, 2021, in Medford, Mass. (Suzanne Kreiter/The Boston Globe via AP, Pool) ( BDN ) — The leader of a heavily armed militia group that held a nine-hour standoff with Massachusetts police while traveling to Maine in July is claiming that Massachusetts infringed upon his group’s Second Amendment right to protect Maine and other “northern states” from domestic terrorism or a foreign invasion. Jamhal Latimer, the leader of Rhode Island-based militia group Rise of the Moors, filed a handwritten complaint in U.S. District Court in Massachusetts last week naming Massachusetts’ attorney general, governor, state legislature and judiciary as defendants. Latimer and his 10 fellow defendants were arrested over the July 4 weekend on firearms charges after engaging in a nine-hour standoff on I-95 with Massachusetts State Police near Wakefield. A trooper had pulled over to assist the Moors, who had pulled over to the side of the road to refuel. At least some of the group’s members were wearing military-style uniforms and had long guns and pistols. They said they were driving to the Bangor area for “training.” Latimer, also known as Jamhal Talib Abdullah Bey, cited a number of legal cases to bolster his claim that militias like Rise of the Moors have the right to travel unimpeded to respond to “a foreign invasion from the Northern States, […]

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