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Racist Who Allegedly Threatened Obama Faces Gun Charges

By Bill Morlin on June 1, 2012 - 2:35 pm, Posted in Anti-Black, Extremist Crime

A detention hearing will be held Monday for a self-described racist from Virginia who allegedly made threats against President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder before illegally taking possession of a machine gun.

Douglas Howard Story, 48, of Manassas, Va., was arrested Wednesday by the FBI in a shopping mall parking lot, after taking delivery of a semi-automatic AK-47 assault rifle that he had paid $125 to have converted to fully automatic, officials said.

At the detention hearing in Alexandria, Va., federal prosecutors are expected to argue that Story poses either a flight risk or a danger to the public, or both, and that he be detained in custody until his federal trial in the Eastern District of Virginia.  He has worked for the Virginia Department of Transportation and lived in Virginia for several years, according to court documents.

Story, who was active on several white nationalist websites including Stormfront, Vanguard News Network (VNN), and New Saxon, has a long history of vocal racism.

He made national news in April 2010 when a photo of his pickup truck, its rear window plastered with a full-color sticker featuring a photo of the Twin Towers in flames and the slogan, “Everything I ever needed to know about Islam I learned on 9/11,” went viral, and viewers noticed that his custom license plate read “14CV88.” Fourteen and 88 are potent numbers on the racist right – the first a reference to deceased terrorist David Lane’s 14-word slogan, “We must secure the existence of our people and a future for White children”; the second a code for “H.H.,” or “Heil Hitler” (H is the 8th letter in the alphabet).

Despite Story’s protest that the numbers were references to his favorite NASCAR drivers and that “[T]here is absolutely no way I’d have anything to do with Hitler or Nazis,” the Virginia DMV recalled the custom plates. Reportedly, Story’s boss at the Virginia Department of Transportation forbade him park in the lot with the anti-Muslim sticker on his rear window.

In a November 2008 comment on Stormfront, where he posted as “Confederado,” Story describing his AK-47 as a potential “homeland defense rifle should I need to protect micelf [sic] and my wife from rioting neeegroes [sic].” The same month, he described the president as “brown-filth mulatto,” and wrote, “Now I’m not advocating violence against him, I’m just saying there are White folks out there that are none to [sic] happy with his ‘election.’

Though his work at the Virginia DOT required him to assist stranded drivers, the Anti-Defamation League reports that Story in 2007 wrote on a white nationalist website that, “if I see an accident involving a negro or other kind of brown filth, I just drive on by. Screw ‘em, let ‘em die.”

The FBI opened its weapons investigation last August after learning Story was posting comments on an Aryan Nations Web site and asking about how to convert a semi-automatic assault rifle to a fully automatic machine gun, court documents say. As the investigation unfolded, an FBI informant engaged Story in various conversations on white supremacy websites. According to an affidavit, “The conversations and posts were reported to the case agent and show the propensity for hatred and violence toward African Americans, Jewish Americans, other minorities and a number of political figures.”

The affidavit also quotes Story as having written, “I think there’s one way Obummer would be proven as a mere mortal … if someone puts a 30.06 round into the base of his skill [sic], huh ya think?” In a post referring to the attorney general, Story predicted, “Holder will likely be removed when the administration changes in 2012. Although, personally, I’d prefer removing him from office with a 30.06.”

In a later E-mail, court documents say, Story also boasted “that he was 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.”

The informant told the FBI “that Story believed martial law would be declared under various scenarios to include President Obama being assassinated.”

In March meeting, Story asked the FBI informant if he could help modify Story’s AK-47 “from semi-automatic to fully automatic.” The informant later introduced Story to “Ricky” who claimed to have been an armorer in the U.S. Marine Corps and could easily modify the weapon. In the conversations that were secretly recorded by the FBI, Story acknowledged knowing that possessing a fully automatic weapon that wasn’t federally registered was illegal.

After a number of follow-up discussions, Story met with “Ricky” and the FBI informant on May 9 in Chantilly, Va., and turned over his AK-47 and $125 cash to have it converted to full automatic, the affidavit says.

The FBI modified the weapon to full automatic and “Ricky” delivered it to Story on Wednesday in the Bull Run Shopping Plaza in Manassas. Story was arrested as he walked across the parking lot with his newly modified machine gun.

  • Aron

    Bob, I think you need to lay off the crystal meth.

  • Bob

    This highly biased article demonstrates why somepeople deserve to not be paid attention to.
    The man deserves everthing he gets for his violations of the law and the author should be charged with hate crimes for his presentation in this article. But alas, the double standard will probably win out over the law again.

    I think they should be sharing the same cell!

  • Aron

    Michael, I can’t support you on this one. Thought-crime does not exist in this country, and it is not right to prevent someone from owning firearms simply because you disagree with them.

  • Michael Parker

    I think all racist are brainwashed & mentally ill. They should all be stopped from having, and owning weopons.

  • Sam Molloy

    This is a good example of existing gun laws working as designed, before this idiot hurt somebody. The FBI deserves a medal or two for this one.

  • CM

    I see that Robert Spencer bought into the NASCAR excuse about the pro-Nazi license plates and used the whole thing as a club to beat CAIR in an entry at his Jihad Watch blog. He later “updated” the entry to note that the Washington Post had published evidence that Story was in fact a racist loon, and commented in typically snarky fashion, “In that case, he deserves whatever he gets from the DMV.” Nice fact-checking, Bobbo.

  • Robert Pinkerton

    @Mr. Zebatakis
    “… Not even when during the Bush administration they controlled the House, Senate, Presidency and Supreme Court. They are _lying_ about gun rights.”

    As a FORMER Republican, I must solidly concur with you. The Republican Party left me at the hour when Mr. Bush jr. took this country into war in Iraq. After that happened, I re-assessed many positions I had taken in political matters. Part of the re-assessment was the conclusion that, to the Republicans, we lawful gun-folk were a dependent constituency whose interests could safely be disregarded or even traduced.

  • Nick

    There’s no doubt the far right media nuts will call this guy a “victim of liberalism”.

  • Ruslan Amirkhanov

    ““if I see an accident involving a negro or other kind of brown filth, I just drive on by. Screw ‘em, let ‘em die.””

    But remember people, it’s not about hate, they’re just proud of their heritage! Sure.

    No doubt he will be turned into some kind of martyr for gun rights, despite the fact that he willingly broke the law.

    Black guy gets caught carrying a weapon illegally? He must be a criminal, thug, etc.

    White guy gets caught trying to modify weapons illegally? He is just an honest citizen whose 2nd Amendment rights are being violated.

  • Shadow Wolf

    Just why is it that these vehement WNs are woefully uneducated? Where their grammatical skills are lower than a septic tank and they can’t seem to master the English lexicon? And they call that “Supreme”?

  • Shadow Wolf

    I find it somewhat hypothetical that he(or dangerous loons like him) would drive around with a license plate stating: “Fight Terrorism”.
    When in fact, they themselves are terrorists and extremists(domestic/homegrown).

    Morons after morons, who are idiotic enough to blather death threats at the Commander-in-Chief, should know that they will find themselves in the federal slammer on the next day.

    Its a cycle that keeps repeating itself among lunatics of his ilk.

  • Dan Zabetakis

    Wait, you mean the FBI will upgrade my AK for $125? Hot dog!

    But seriously, what a muppet! Everyone with an assault rifle knows you can’t convert them legally. Everyone knows this is a seriously felony. And yet this guy goes to a _stranger_ and a _friend_ of a stranger to have it done. Why didn’t he just report directly to prison?

    BTW, this issue brings up an example of right-wing hypocrisy that is always missed. Conservatives often make a lot of noise about gun rights. Yet they have never, even once, tried to repeal either the National Firearms Act nor the 1989 Assault Weapons Ban. Not even when during the Bush administration they controlled the House, Senate, Presidency and Supreme Court. They are _lying_ about gun rights.

    Oh, yeah, they did allow the 1994 Assault Weapon Ban to expire. Weee. I can put a pistol grip on my AK. Wow. :rolleyes:

  • Tom Gilliam

    Yep, Doug Story was big in the Tea Party cult as well. Several blogs have published Story’s Tea Party Fund profile picture. Tea Party freaks deleted his profile yesterday. But it still shows up in the google cache.


  • Julie Nixon

    Doh! Don Black seems to be losing Stormfront members left and right. No wonder the fundraising is down.

    Poor Mr. Story was complaining about not having a fully automatic AK-47 four years ago on Stormfront:

    “Already have six 30 round mags and over 750 rounds of mostly hp ammo for my (unfortunately, semi-auto) AK. Have 4 eight round mags for my Ruger P-345 and about 500 rounds of Hydra-Shok.”

    Good to see the FBI was able to help him with that…

  • Aron

    Compared to some of the other attacks I’ve read, Captain Genius right here is actually quite mild.

    Youtube is an amazing place to troll hatards.

  • Reynardine

    Speaking of threatened hate crimes, Mr. Townsend, a senior campaign worker for Rep. Nan Hayworth, (R-NY), stated that female Democratic senators should have acid hurled in their faces. Signal spoiled squalls from the manosphere saying male senators have acid thrown in their faces by women all the time.

  • Erika

    I wonder if this bozo had the Robert E. Lee, the Tea Party, or the Sons of Confederate Veterans Plates? Or he may have had the Virginia “Fight Terrorism” plate which would actually highly ironic given the white supremacist slogan and of course the fact that he was threatening to assassinate the President of Attorney General of the U.S. which would make him a terrorist.

    The white nationalist comedy hour continues. What idiots.

  • Supersonic250

    …..Wow… WHAT a moron. That’s… Really all I can say about this.