"I imagine that many people convey wood and combustible material to tailgate parties and picnics [without arrest]," George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley said. The reason Jones and associate Marvin Sapp were initially pulled over was for lacking registration and lights on the smoker-grill trailer. The grill was rented by Sapp, Jones said, and is presumably driven by other locals without lights or registration and with flammable materials inside.
Jones has not yet hired a lawyer to fight the charges.
Jones admits, however, he is guilty of the misdemeanor charge for openly carrying a firearm, for which he says he has a concealed carry permit. "When I get in and out of the car I don't like the gun rubbing against me, so when I get out of the car I sometimes tuck my shirt behind it," he explained. "It was an oversight on my part [and] I am of course at fault."
On the next anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Jones said, he may forgo Quran-burning in favor of riding his 2011 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy to Washington, D.C., to join patriotic bikers in commemorating the victims of the 2001 terror attacks.
Organizers of this year's successful "2 Million Bikers to D.C." gathering are already planning a ride next year, The Washington Times reports. The gathering was called after news coverage of an event on the National Mall originally billed the "Million Muslim March."
Jones notes, however, that unlike some bikers who drove to D.C. this year, he has no problem at all with a pro-Constitution march by American Muslims.
"I am by no means a Muslim hater, that's absolutely ridiculous – if they want to march, they can march," he said. "If they desire to respect the Constitution, they are more than welcome."
But Jones also plans to continue torching Islam's holy book. "As long as [radical Muslims abroad] continue to violate human rights, burn churches and Christians and hang homosexuals, we are going to continue to burn Qurans," he said.