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The FBI arrested an alleged white supremacist on a gun charge Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.
Douglas Howard Story, 48, of Manassas, Va., is accused of trying to possess a fully automatic AK-47.
Authorities began investigating Story when a source reported seeing a post on an Aryan Nation website that Story intended to buy an AK-47 and have it modified to be fully automatic, according to court records. Undercover agents took a semi-automatic AK-47 and $120 from Story with the intent that he modify the weapon, according to court records.
Story allegedly stated plans to ambush and murder any law enforcement officer that stops him in the event of martial law in the United States. Using the screen name “Confederate Brother,” he allegedly ranted on several white supremacy websites about his hatred of minorities and his desire that President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder be removed from office “with a 30.06.”
Story was charged with making a firearm in violation of the National Firearms Act. He faces a maximum of 10 years in prison if convicted.
The Secret Service assisted the FBI with the investigation.
Story made national headlines in 2010 when Virginia's Department of Motor Vehicles recalled his personalized license plate, 14CV88. The plate was an apparent coded reference glorifying Adolf Hitler, with "88" specifically considered code for "Heil Hitler" since 'H' is the eighth letter of the alphabet.