It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
(visit the link for the full news article)
MONROE, Wash. -- Special federal agents are investigating a local gun range suspected of serving as a militia training camp, according to court documents.
Owner Jim Faire says he can't afford to run a background check on every visitor because his outdoor gun range is a nonprofit business. As a result, he said, county officials and the FBI have begun cracking down on the range after a convicted felon was caught with guns and drugs there.
With thousands of shells littered across the ground, the gun range is now closed. Neighbors are glad to have the quiet, but they never suspected anythin
Prosecutors also contend that Gray, 32, has long-standing ties to the sovereign citizen movement, in which adherents believe state and federal law do not apply to them. Through his attorney, Gray has denied membership in any such group; that claim, though, seems to be at odds with a letter sent to the court on Gray's behalf from a leader in a Snohomish County secessionist movement.
"Regardless of the label applied or the specific form their ideology takes, their ideology fundamentally rests on the belief that the federal courts, federal law, and ultimately the federal government and all of its agencies have no legal authority to impose their will upon a 'sovereign citizen,'" the FBI special agent heading the case said in court documents.
Uh oh, now they're calling the man they arrested a "sucessionist"
Originally posted by ziggy1706
See...this is how our constitutional rights get stripped....the feds are looking at militias again...and theirs nothing illegal about them. In fact, during the revolutionary war, american armys WERE militias!!! What is the feds problem with militias? Apparently people exorcising hier freedom of choice and rights is a threat to the FED..thiers yuor answer folks..
According to court documents, agents say Gray has a history with anti-government groups.
Who knows, maybe this guy Andrew Gray, was a serious threat.
Or maybe it was a power move by the Government to send a message.