Law ‘Shoot every federal agent in sight’: Teen behind online threat had 10,000 rounds of ammo in house, feds say -

King Buzzo

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In an online forum, he went by the name “ArmyOfChrist” and praised the Oklahoma City bombing, mass shootings and attacks on Planned Parenthood, the FBI says. When the deadly siege in Waco, Tex., came up, he allegedly offered one lesson: “Shoot every federal agent on sight.”

“Don’t comply with gun laws, stock up on stuff they could ban,” he allegedly wrote in another post. “In fact, go out of your way to break these laws.”

The comments were all written by an Ohio teenager named Justin Olsen, the FBI says in federal court documents. And when agents raided a home where the 18-year-old lived earlier this month, they found about 10,000 rounds of ammunition and a vault full of assault-type weapons and shotguns.

FBI tracks down Ohio teen behind online threats, finds 10,000 rounds of ammo in his home

Justin Olsen was charged Aug. 12 with one count of threatening to assault a federal law enforcement officer after he made a string of online threats. (WFMJ 21)

On Monday, Olsen was charged on one count of threatening to assault a federal law enforcement officer. His case comes as federal agencies face mounting pressure to root out homegrown terrorists in the wake of two mass shootings earlier this month and amid a national upswing in violent right-wing extremism.

[FBI faces skepticism over its efforts against domestic terrorism]

Police rushed to arrest Olsen just three days after mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, with a local prosecutor citing the attacks as a justification for an urgent arrest, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported.

In interviews with federal authorities, though, Olsen insisted that he was no violent extremist. Asked about the postings, the teen said they were “hyperbolic” and “only a joke.” His attorney didn’t immediately return a message from The Washington Post.

Olsen’s posts, which came on a meme-heavy website and app called iFunny, first caught the eye of an FBI agent in Anchorage, who noted a surge of new subscribers to the “ArmyOfChrist” account. The account’s posts included regular far-right, white-nationalist memes, reported BuzzFeed.



Justin Olsen, 18, is charged with threatening a federal law enforcement officer.

On June 2, the FBI says, he responded to another user writing about the 1993 Waco siege, with his advice to “shoot” federal agents. When a subpoena tracked his IP address to Boardman, Ohio, a suburb of Youngstown, an agent there picked up the case and began going through past comments from “ArmyOfChrist.”

[Just how bad is the white nationalist terrorism problem?]

There was alarming support for violence, the FBI says, from backing mass shootings to “assault and/or targeting of Planned Parenthood.”

“Even the Oklahoma City bombing shows that armed resistance is a viable method of political change,” he allegedly wrote of the 1995 attack on a federal building that killed 168 and injured hundreds. “There is no legal solution.”

The agents tracked the account to Olsen, who had posted online that he’d earned a ROTC scholarship to the University of Texas and planned to move to Austin, the Plain Dealer reported.

On Aug. 7, agents swarmed Olsen’s mother’s house, but learned that he’d recently moved to live with his father. Later that day, they found Olsen and arrested him. He soon admitted to making the posts, the FBI says, but claimed the comments were all in jest.

“That’s a hyperbolic conclusion based on the results of the Waco siege,” he said of his instruction to shoot federal agents. He added that the “ATF slaughtered families” in the incident, in which 76 people died as federal agencies raided a religious sect’s compound.

Agents found plenty of firepower in Olsen’s father’s home, though it’s unclear how much of it the 18-year-old could access. There were about 300 rounds of ammunition on a stairway, the FBI says, and thousands of rounds of ammo, camouflage clothing and a gun vault in another bedroom in the house. Agents eventually seized about 15 rifles and shotguns and 10 semiautomatic pistols.

Olsen is due back in court on Friday.
 

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In interviews with federal authorities, though, Olsen insisted that he was no violent extremist. Asked about the postings, the teen said they were “hyperbolic” and “only a joke.” His attorney didn’t immediately return a message from The Washington Post.
IT'S JUST A JOKE BRO COME ON! ALL THESE GUNS ARE JUST PROPS MAN! THE AMMO ISN'T LIVE I SWEAR DUDE IT'S JUST A JOKE! :story: Glad they locked this turbosped up before he pulled another Vegas or El Paso.
 

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This is just the Feds trying to cover their asses saying, "see we do respond to threats. We totally aren't incompetent". But really they're just going after an easy mark. What he has been quoted as posting likely doesn't qualify as making a threat. The guns are almost certainly his father's and the fact that he didn't gun them down when they came for him pretty much proves it was toothless shit posting.
 

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10,000 rounds is nuttin', honey. If you've got several calibers of weapons, that's just enough to go out plinking on a weekend. Folks out here in the wild west buy ammo by the pallet, maybe do a 2 or 3 way split with their buddies. Think about it - "Agents seized 15 rifles and shotguns as well as 10 semi-automatic pistols. "

7.62, 223/5.56, 12 gauge, 9mm, 45, 380 - all common as dirt. And if you throw other specialty calibers in there, might be less than a 1000 rounds per caliber. Not a huge weapons/ammo cache by sane gun owner standards.
 

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10,000 rounds is nuttin', honey. If you've got several calibers of weapons, that's just enough to go out plinking on a weekend.
It seems to be a common media tactic to cement in how afraid everyone should be. 1000 is the typical number I've seen and I shake my head at that because it's pretty transparent.

It sounds like a lot to the average person but is really just a single ammo can. 10k in this event is less idiotic to act astonished by but still isn't all that much. If anything having a lot of ammo is just indicative of being an enthusiast. They try to imply that all those rounds are just waiting to be used in a crime when they're most certainly sitting in cans not even loaded in a magazine. Humans can only carry so much and magazines can only be loaded so fast.
 

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This is total bullshit, and just an example of the feds sharting their pants over some op-eds in The NY Times.

“HOLY SHIT GUYS! We’re getting real bad press! Quick! Find some kid with a gun who made bad jokes and arrest him! Just make sure it’s not a real loony, cause we don’t want to get more shit over a shootout!”

Hopefully they’ll eventually drop the charges once it can be done without too much embarrassment, because this case seems extremely thin.

(If they had any actual evidence that he was planning something, you bet he would have been charged for it.)

Charging him with “threats against law enforcement” over an edgy response to a two decades old incident is crazy and I don’t see any judge buying it, at least not on appeal.
 

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It seems to be a common media tactic to cement in how afraid everyone should be. 1000 is the typical number I've seen and I shake my head at that because it's pretty transparent.
Couldn't agree more. Plus, there's a "hoarder" factor at work, as well. Perhaps you recall how insanely fucking difficult it was to find plain ol' .22LR during Mr. Obama's tenure? There simply wasn't any to be had and what little did find its way to store shelves disappeared instantly. Everybody was stocking up on all calibers because there was a legitimate fear of gun control being backdoored into place by controlling ammunition. Prices skyrocketed. Today, with Mr. Trump in the White House, ammo is again plentiful and relatively cheap in most of the US. I think nothing of buying 1000 rounds at a time. But look no further than California to see what happens when you fuck with ammo sales. As of June this year, they require a background check simply to purchase ammunition.

My neighbors to the west are pretty fucktarded and the mental disease that is California is only getting worse.
 

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Can't blame him for wanting to collect all that glowing blood.
-So you're telling me that their blood glows so brightly that it shines through their melanin enriched skin AND their black CIA suit!?

-Does it glow all the time or do you have to keep him in the sunlight like you do with glow in the dark paint?

-What happens if you use CIA Nigger blood to make blood pudding?

-Will the pudding glow in the dark?

-And will it taste of chocolate?
 

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-So you're telling me that their blood glows so brightly that it shines through their melanin enriched skin AND their black CIA suit!?

-Does it glow all the time or do you have to keep him in the sunlight like you do with glow in the dark paint?

-What happens if you use CIA Nigger blood to make blood pudding?

-Will the pudding glow in the dark?

-And will it taste of chocolate?
Only one man could have answered those questions, but we just observed the year anniversary of passing.
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