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Virginia White Supremacist Arrested On Weapons Charge

Dou­glas Story at 2010 Aryan Nations
rally in Get­tys­burg, Pennsylvania

Agents from the Wash­ing­ton, D.C., Joint Ter­ror­ism Task Force arrested a Vir­ginia white suprema­cist, Dou­glas Howard Story, 48, on May 29, 2012, on charges that he had ille­gally attempted to obtain an auto­matic AK-47.

Accord­ing to author­i­ties, Story met with under­cover infor­mants and requested them to con­vert an AK-47 assault rifle to full-auto for $125. Story report­edly said that he knew it was against the law, but that he could “claim men­tal issues because of a motor­cy­cle injury.” Law enforce­ment offi­cers arrested Story after he accepted deliv­ery of the osten­si­bly mod­i­fied gun.

Story, who used to work for the Vir­ginia Safety Ser­vice Patrol, a state agency that helps stranded motorists and removes debris from the high­ways, is a long-time white suprema­cist. “Now,” he wrote in 2007 on a white suprema­cist mes­sage forum, “if I see an acci­dent involv­ing a negro or other kind of brown filth, I just drive on by. Screw ‘em, let ‘em die.” Accord­ing to his Face­book page, Story is still employed by the Vir­ginia Depart­ment of Transportation.

In 2010, Story received a brief flurry of pub­lic­ity after Vir­ginia author­i­ties revoked his per­son­al­ized license plates, which read “14CV88.” While the “CV” stood for “Con­fed­er­ate Vet­er­ans,” the “14” stood for a white suprema­cist slo­gan, the so-called “14 Words” (“We must secure the exis­tence of our peo­ple and a future for white chil­dren”), and the 88 stood for “Heil Hitler” (H being the 8th let­ter of the alpha­bet). For sev­eral years, Story has been a mem­ber of the neo-Nazi Aryan Nations and he par­tic­i­pated in a 2010 Aryan Nations rally in Get­tys­burg, Pennsylvania.

Story has often com­bined his racist and anti-Semitic beliefs with con­spir­a­to­r­ial anti-government beliefs stem­ming from the anti-government “patriot” move­ment. In 2007, Story wrote that hous­ing sub­di­vi­sions existed so that the “pow­ers that be” could eas­ily herd peo­ple to “jew con­trolled con­cen­tra­tion camps.” These feel­ings inten­si­fied as it became clear that Barack Obama would be elected pres­i­dent. He urged other white suprema­cists to stock up on ammo, food, and sup­plies, and often referred to his AK-47 as his “home­land defense rifle.” Accord­ing to the crim­i­nal com­plaint, Story believed that mar­tial law would be enacted in the United States, and that if this hap­pened, he would ambush any law enforce­ment offi­cer who stopped him on the street. His views were dis­turbingly close to those of another white suprema­cist and anti-government con­spir­acy the­o­rist, Richard Poplawski, who ambushed and killed three Pitts­burgh police offi­cers in April 2009.

Story also fre­quently wrote about Obama, whom he loathed, being assas­si­nated, often adopt­ing a coy tone, such as one Novem­ber 2008 post­ing in which he claimed that “I’m not advo­cat­ing vio­lence against him, I’m just say­ing there are White folks out there that are none to[o] happy with his ‘election.’”