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Thu Dec 19, 2013, 04:08 AM

Ohio man who amassed guns at mall faces sentencing

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Source: Associated Press

Ohio man who amassed guns at mall faces sentencing
By JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press | December 19, 2013 | Updated: December 19, 2013 1:12am

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A man who prosecutors say wanted to start a race war is set for sentencing after pleading guilty to stockpiling weapons at a northern Ohio shopping mall.

Richard Schmidt of Toledo will be sentenced there Thursday in federal court.

Prosecutors say Schmidt amassed guns and ammunition and was planning to carry out assassinations against minorities. The FBI told black and Jewish leaders in Ohio and Michigan that their names were on a list kept by Schmidt.

His attorney calls the accusations "over-the-top."


Read more: http://www.chron.com/news/crime/article/Ohio-man-who-amassed-guns-at-mall-faces-sentencing-5077462.php



On edit: Adding updated sentencing information.

Ohio man who amassed guns at mall sentenced

By JOHN SEEWER
Associated Press December 18, 2013 Updated 7 minutes ago

TOLEDO, Ohio — A man, fearing doomsday, who stockpiled weapons and ammunition at a northern Ohio shopping mall has been sentenced to nearly six years in prison.

Prosecutors alleged Richard Schmidt of Toledo was planning to carry out a race war, but the federal judge who sentenced Schmidt on Thursday said there wasn't enough evidence to support that claim.

Schmidt's attorney said his client had the guns and other survival gear because he was preparing for a potential doomsday calamity.

Federal agents discovered the weapons at the mall where Schmidt operated a store. They also found a list that included the names of black and Jewish leaders in Ohio and Michigan.

Schmidt told the judge he never should have written the list, but added that he never intended to harm anyone.

http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2013/12/18/3381450/ohio-man-who-amassed-guns-at-mall.html#storylink=cpy

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2013, 06:04 AM

1. Great.

More insanity coming from my hometown.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2013, 09:06 AM

2. All you need to know about racisim...

...in the U.S. is to read the inane fucking entries in any comments section of the Washington Post, CNN, FuckYou News, etc.

If I were the omnipotent editor of every online media presence, I'd shut down every comment board there is and force these fucking mindless shitstains to take their vomitus to Stormfront and the other hate sites.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2013, 09:08 AM

3. Another good argument for

background checks on all private sales. This guy was a convicted felon, so he must have got them all without any checks on his status. The mall where his store is has a big flea market once a month where guns are traded without checks. He didn't have to go far to find them.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2013, 10:04 AM

4. Keeping his firearms at a mall is not over-the-top?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2013, 03:15 PM

6. Ohio Survivalist With Gun Hoard In Mall Wasn’t Planning Race War, Just Enjoyed Listing Names, Addres

1:34 pm December 20, 2013

Ohio Survivalist With Gun Hoard In Mall Wasn’t Planning Race War, Just Enjoyed Listing Names, Addresses Of Blacks & Jews

Look, just because a guy is stockpiling enough guns and ammo in the back of his store for a small Central American revolution, has a bunch of neo-Nazi literature, and keeps a list of black and Jewish leaders from all over Ohio and Michigan, that doesn’t mean he was preparing for a race war. Maybe he’s merely a survivalist with a keen interest in the goodwill of minority communities after civilization falls apart, and just wanted to be ready to help them rebuild? And so, since the judge wasn’t convinced by the prosecution’s theory that Toledo, Ohio, business owner Richard Schmidt was planning a campaign of assassination, Schmidt was sentenced Thursday to almost six years in prison, not the 10 years that he could have received.

It’s a victory for racists everywhere — collect all the guns you want, but insist you’re just getting ready for a zombie apocalypse.

http://wonkette.com/537105/ohio-survivalist-with-gun-hoard-in-mall-wasnt-planning-race-war-just-enjoyed-listing-names-addresses-of-blacks-jews#KqWjykLi9iHYkHUE.99

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