Infowars founder Alex Jones is currently facing bankruptcy after being hit with $1.5 billion in damages owed to the families of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting he publicly claimed was a hoax.
On Thursday, a new filing associated with his financial standing revealed that Jones has been holding on to firearms for participants of the Jan. 6 riot. In a Huffpost article reporting on the details of the filing, they claim to have heard from Jones himself that the guns in question belong to Infowars host Owen Shroyer and video editor Sam Montoya, both of whom were charged for their actions during the riot.
“Both their lawyers respectively asked us if they could store those guns here while the cases were going on,” Jones said in a quote to Huffpost. “Due to the request of their lawyers we have … stored the guns here.”
Other assets listed in Jones’ filing include “three properties in Austin, Texas, along with a $1.5m plot of land, three vehicles, two boats, two guns and a cat,” as reported by BBC.
Jones filed for bankruptcy back in December claiming that even if the court allowed him a generous allowance, he would be unable to afford food. At the time of his initial filing, Infowars brought in an estimated $70m a year, according to The New York Times.
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In October of 2022, Salon reported on the verdict reading which awarded $965m in compensatory damages to the Sandy Hook families. During that reading, Infowars host Owen Shroyer, owner of some of the guns being held by Jones, aired an emergency broadcast of his “War Room” show to cheer his boss on and make snide comments to the families saying that their checks will never arrive.
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