An Oregonian Veteran temporarily lost his weapons after he made a comment about how he would defend himself and others against Antifa. The Former Marine, Shane Kohfield, explained that he was ready to not only defend himself but also wipe out Antifa if they started killing people. The FBI learned of his statement and they used Oregon’s new Red Flag law against him.
“Shane Kohfield stood outside the home of Portland’s mayor in July wearing body armor and a “Make America Great Again” baseball cap, a large knife strapped to one shoulder and a copy of his concealed weapons permit displayed on the other.
Using a loudspeaker, he warned the right-wing activists who turned out to condemn the city’s handling of recent violent demonstrations that they needed to protect themselves against their anti-fascist, or antifa, rivals.
“If antifa gets to the point where they start killing us, I’m going to kill them next,” Kohfield, 32, said. “I’d slaughter them and I have a detailed plan on how I would wipe out antifa.”
The FBI declined to provide additional details about the case or answer questions submitted by The Oregonian/OregonLive.”
“The Portland JTTF’s role is to assess, address, and mitigate any given threat against the people of Oregon appropriately,” Beth Anne Steele, a spokeswoman for the bureau’s Portland office said in an email Friday.
“Sometimes that mitigation takes the form of criminal prosecution, and sometimes it involves a holistic response, including consultation with threat assessment teams or others to divert a person before a significant violent crime occurs.”
“By leveling vicious warnings, Kohfield said, he hoped to deter others from causing physical harm.
“I figured that the key to de-escalating the situation was to not be the most violent person in the room,” he said. “It was to be the scariest person in the room.”
“The ex-Marine said he is done with attending protests or political demonstrations in Portland.”
Kohfield does have some issues related to his two tours in Iraq, but he had no intentions of hurting anyone. He was just trying to protect people and deter Antifa.