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Armed Woman Arrested Outside The White House Just After Obama's Speech

About 15 minutes after the President finished speaking, April Lenhart was arrested by the Secret Service.
Armed Woman Arrested Outside The White House Just After Obama's Speech

For the second day in a row, an armed person was arrested outside the White House. I'm sure glad all those gun nuts are protecting us from the government, aren't you? Because from where I sit, they're the threat, not the answer.


An armed woman was arrested outside the White House on Thursday night, a Secret Service official told NBC News. The woman, who was identified as April Lenhart, 23, of Mount Morris, Michigan, was taking part in a demonstration along the north fence line of the White House complex when plainclothes Secret Service agents spotted a holstered handgun on her front hip about 8:28 p.m. ET as President Barack Obama was completing a televised address on immigration inside, the official said.

Lenhart, who isn't cooperating with investigators, was charged with possession of an unregistered firearm, possession of unregistered ammunition and carrying a pistol without a license. A second person who was with her wasn't arrested.

It was the second such arrest in two days. R.J. "Renae" Kapheim, 43, of Davenport, Iowa, was arrested Wednesday near the White House with a rifle and a knife in his car, according to charging documents. Kapheim, who investigators said claimed that President Barack Obama had called him personally for an appointment, pleaded not guilty Thursday to illegally carrying a rifle.

I'm curious about what group Lenhart was protesting with. I'm fairly certain it wasn't the group gathered to thank President Obama for his immigration order. And why doesn't the media report that? I'm pretty sure there would be some groups they wouldn't be shy about publicizing.


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