A Manassas man accused of being a white supremacist was arrested Wednesday by members of the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force after allegedly receiving a fully automatic AK-47 from an undercover agent.
Court records show Douglas Howard Story, 48, of the Manassas area, allegedly provided a semi-automatic AK-47, along with $120, to an undercover law enforcement agent with the intent that it be modified to become fully automatic. He then allegedly received the modified weapon from an undercover agent and was subsequently arrested, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia Neil H. MacBride and FBI Assistant Director for the Washington Field Office announced Story's arrest Wednesday. He has been charged with a violation of the National Firearms Act — a charge that carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.
Court records also show Story allegedly has expressed hatred and support for violence toward a number of political figures, including President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder, the release said.
According to court records, Story posted on an Aryan Nation website indicating that he was preparing to buy the modified AK-47 to "ambush and murder" law enforcement should martial law ever be enacted in the United States. It was through this post that Story was brought to the attention of law enforcement officials.
Story is also accused of allegedly making statements on various white supremacy online forums using the screen name “Confederate Brother.” He allegedly ranted on several occasions about his hatred of minorities.
The investigation was conducted by the FBI’s Washington Field Office, with assistance from the U.S. Secret Service. Assistant United States Attorney Ronald L. Walutes Jr. is prosecuting the case on behalf of the United States.
In April 2010, Story was in the news after a photo of his pickup truck went viral online. The tailgate of his Ford F-150 had an image of the World Trade Center towers burning with text reading, "Everything I needed to know about Islam I learned on 9/11." Story was accused of having a coded message on his Virginia vanity plate, The Washington Post reported at the time, but he said the numbers on his license plate were related to NASCAR.