Wednesday, May 30, 2012

FBI Arrests White Activist Douglas Story, Charge Him With Illegally Possessing Fully Automatic AK-47; Interest Triggered By Story's Anti-Obama Posts

A white racial activist who expressed sentiments against Barack Obama and Eric Holder on various online forums was arrested by the Joint Terrorist Task Force (JTTF) on May 30th, 2012 and is charged with illegally possessing a fully-automatic AK-47. Douglas Howard Story, 48, was charged with making a firearm in violation of the National Firearms Act, which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison. Media sources include MyFoxDC and WUSA Channel 9 and NBC Washington; very little difference between these stories.

From the FBI's official press release:

According to court records, Story came to the attention of law enforcement through a confidential source who saw information Story had posted on an Aryan Nation website indicating that Story was preparing to buy an AK-47 and have it modified to become fully automatic. Story allegedly stated that he is planning on ambushing and murdering any law enforcement officer that stops him on the street if and when martial law is enacted in the United States. In addition, Story has allegedly made numerous statements on various white supremacy online forums, using the screen name “Confederate Brother”, where he continually rants about his hatred of minorities, including his desire that President Obama and Attorney General Holder be removed from office with a 30.06.

Court records allege that Story provided a semi-automatic AK-47, along with $120, to undercover law enforcement with the intent that it be modified to become fully automatic. He was arrested this afternoon by members of FBI Washington Field Office’s Joint Terrorism Task Force after allegedly receiving the modified weapon from an undercover agent.

Because Obama Administration officials were allegedly targeted, the Secret Service got involved in the investigation. A search of Stormfront reveals only one post by someone named Confederate Brother way back in 2005; Stormfronters are skeptical that it is the same person. The Aryan Nations Forum is accessible only by registered members. According to the 11-page official complaint, the information was posted on the forum of the now-defunct American National Socialist Party (ANSP), which has since been merged with Aryan Nations. Story was eventually banned from the Aryan Nations forum for discussing illegal activity. Story's also said to have posted on Tightrope and New Saxon.

Note that the snitch saw the postings on the Internet and alerted law enforcement, which then sent an undercover agent to offer Story the opportunity to actually modify a weapon. This is a reminder that one needs to be circumspect about what one posts on the Web. It explains why Stormfront maintains a rigorous moderation program, even if it is executed a bit arbitrarily at times.

According to the Washington Examiner, Story, a Virginia Department of Transportation employee, previously made news in April 2010, when a purportedly anti-Islam decal on his pickup truck went viral online. The decal showed a photograph of the burning World Trade Center towers along with the phrase, "Everything I ever needed to know about Islam I learned on 9/11." After the image garnered attention, he contacted the Washington Post to say the decal wasn't racist. In addition, the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles rescinded his custom license plate number which read "14CV88."


Anonymous said...

This is pretty cut and dried. If he had simply kept to him self and not posted his thoughts and feelings online for all to see, this would not have happened. Simple as that.

I don't think it's worth saying much more about this. I'm just astounded that so many people feel the need to willingly share so much information, not thinking about the consequences.

Anonymous said...

Yeah. It's just plain foolish to break any firearms laws. Didn't Randy Weaver do some "gunsmithing" for Federal imformants or something?

Anonymous said...

Not surprised seeing what type of orgs he was hanging around. Say what you like, it seems the only no problem group in existance is the ANP.

Anonymous said...

I am disgusted by the comments posted here so far.

The truth is this: An innocent white person has again been framed by the federal government. The federal government is arresting these innocent people precisely to provoke the kind of reactions that we are seeing here.

The real question is, how long are white people going to just sit around and talk about the problems of federally-directed violence against whites, instead of taking up arms and doing something real about it?

Anonymous said...

So much coming out lately about people being busted for posting on New Saxon forum run by the NSM. I wonder if there is a connection. I advise staying away from there.