The anti-Trump protester arrested last June at Donald Trump’s Las Vegas rally after attempting to shoot the Republican nominee was sentenced to 12 months in prison.
Police removed the would be assassin, Michael Sandford, at the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino after grabbing a gun and trying to kill Donald Trump. Sanford said he wanted to get an autograph from a police officer at the hotel, but instead went for the officer’s gun.
Sandford is in the country illegally and is known to have been practicing his shooting at a gun range before the rally. He had overstayed his visa from the United Kingdom.
According to the complaint, Sandford told police he drove from California to Las Vegas to kill Trump.
Sandford had been in US 1 1/2 yrs. 1st in Hoboken NJ. Then traveled to Ontario/SB County. Drove to Vegas 6-16-16 to kill Trump per complaint
— Andrew Blankstein (@anblanx) June 20, 2016
Sandford does not have a criminal record. His court-appointed attorney told the judge that Sandford has an expired passport, preventing him from leaving the country and the public defender requested her client be released to a halfway house.
The judge, however, ordered him to remain in custody, pointing to the allegations in a five-page federal complaint that details Sandford’s alleged plan to “shoot and kill” Trump.
A British man has been sentenced to 12 months and one day in prison over his attempt to grab a gun in a bid to kill Donald Trump.
Michael Sandford, 20, pleaded guilty in September to being an illegal alien in possession of a firearm and disrupting an official function.
He was accused of grabbing a policeman’s gun at a rally in Las Vegas in order to shoot at the candidate.
His mother says “he is remorseful over what he did”.
Some have expressed concern and outrage over the lenient sentence given to the immigrant for trying to assassinate the next President of the United States, a problem addressed by Donald Trump during his campaign.
Just 12 months in prison for trying to assassinate the next president? https://t.co/mR9pcrpaEN
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) December 13, 2016
Doesn’t that sentence seem a little light?
Do you think it would be higher if he tried to shoot a high ranking Democrat?