Feds: Coast Guard lieutenant compiled hit list of lawmakers

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  1. USMCGrunt

    USMCGrunt 5-Year Member

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    I assume this guy had some level of security clearance - how did all this nonsense escape notice?

    Maybe it ties to something my DS told me recently. According to him, there was such a backlog of security clearance investigations, a wand was waved and clearances were given/ renewed without the proper investigation. The decision was made to clear the deck and start fresh - particularly on low level clearances. Not sure if DS has this correct. I was wondering if anyone in the know could comment.
     
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  2. Devil Doc

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    He was arrested on "drug and gun offenses." I'd like further info on the reason for the gun charges. I can see where HGH and several bottles of Tramadol can get him charges for drugs. It may be the firearms were obtained illegally.
     
  3. Devil Doc

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    Sorry to get you in trouble. I get stereotyped daily so am used to being accused of bigotry and racism, not that you did that.
     
  4. Devil Doc

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    A couple years ago my son spent a year in the ME with CENTCOM Forward doing security type work. The job required a TS which he did and submitted the paperwork and other things. He did his year doing things and seeing and reading stuff and came back CONUS without the clearance being completed. Guess they were too busy.
     
  5. Jcleppe

    Jcleppe 5-Year Member

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    It would not surprise me that some clearance investigations get pushed through given the backlog, doesn't make it right for sure. My son went through his TS/SCI and it took just over a year, which is actually pretty quick. A lot probably depends on what the clearance is for. It's not uncommon for someone to be given a temp/interim TS clearance while waiting for the formal investigation to be completed, again that doesn't make it right.
     
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    Drug User in Possession of a Firearm- 18 U.S.C. 922(g)

    To be convicted of the federal drug crime of being a drug user or drug addict in possession or receipt of a firearm or ammunition, the government must prove the following three (3) essential elements beyond a reasonable doubt: (1) the Accused was an unlawful user of a controlled substance or was a drug addict; (2) the Accused knowingly possessed or received a firearm or ammunition while being an unlawful user of a controlled substance or a drug addict; and (3) the firearm or ammunition was transported across a state line at some time during or before the accused possessed it.
     
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  7. Devil Doc

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    Well that might be it.
     
  8. A1Janitor

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    Seems like element 3 is against everyone unless you live in the state it was manufactured in.
     
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  9. Devil Doc

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    I’ve transported firearms across state lines numerous times. Except to Maryland. I avoid Maryland these days at at costs.
     
  10. LurkingQuietly

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    This is the Federal law....some states have a similar statute....and I'm pretty certain Maryland does. He's in trouble. Still like to know what the path was to him getting in the CG active duty in 2012, and staying there. Considering he was in the Marines in 1988? Was he enlisted? Must have been since he is 49 now. I thought after 32 you couldn't enlist or commission? I'd like to see some history on this dude.
     
  11. Devil Doc

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    He’s in a pickle for sure but the government calling him a domestic terrorist without having committed a terrorist act is jumping the gun a bit. Proving intent based on Internet searches and names on a list is a heavy burden.
     
  12. Tbpxece

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    It's 40 via DCSS. All he would've had to do was ensure he applied as a "college senior". You can easily be an O-3 with 6 years TIG. That would've put him in the window, especially if he got passed over for O-4.
     
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  13. Jcleppe

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    I agree it will be interesting to see how this plays out.

    In somewhat comparison we recently had a case in our state that involved a teenager that had written plans in his journal to carry out a shooting at a nearby school. The teen had purchased weapons and researched pressure cooker bombs. The teens grandmother came across his journal and called the police, they searched his room, found the journals and the weapons and was arrested. In December he pleaded guilty to Attempted First Degree Murder and is awaiting sentencing, he could face up to 28 years.

    The teen had not made any social media threats or verbal threats other then his journals, he had not carried out the attack and was not caught in the act. The teen was arrested about a day before he had planned the attack according to his journal.

    https://www.king5.com/article/news/...ther-foils-school-shooting-plot/281-622200101

    EDIT: This grandmother potentially saved a lot of lives, she gained a lot of respect and thanks in the community. The tag line became "Don't even think about messing with Grandma"

    While they may not be able to label this guy as a domestic terrorist, the punishment could be rather severe based on precedent like the case mentioned here.
     
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  14. Devil Doc

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    ^^^ well explained. Several anti-terrorism laws have been passed in recent years.
     
  15. A1Janitor

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    At my son’s school last year, some loser that was in my daugher’s grade (2016) posted a picture of a rifle and something about the school. Followed with a comment that he was joking.

    Arrested.

    He won the case. His lawyer refused a plea bargain for time served and went to trial. Apparently there was a similar case the lawyer won.
     
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  16. Jcleppe

    Jcleppe 5-Year Member

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    Not sure that makes me feel all warm and fuzzy, of course that's without knowing all the facts around the case.
     
  17. A1Janitor

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    If you meant my case ... my daughter said the kid was a scumbag who would have done it.

    So yeah, scary stuff.
     
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  18. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006 10-Year Member

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    The guy had secret clearance.
     
  19. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006 10-Year Member

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    I’d assume the later age is direct commission. Could be from another service or went chief or CWO to lieutenant. With no college degree that’s where I’d lean.