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Thu Jun 10, 2021, 08:08 AM

He brought a sawed-off rifle to the Capitol on Jan. 6. Then he plotted to bomb Amazon data centers.

Source: Washington Post

He brought a sawed-off rifle to the Capitol on Jan. 6. Then he plotted to bomb Amazon data centers.

For weeks this spring, 28-year-old Seth Aaron Pendley had plotted an attack on Amazon data centers in Virginia. He’d already taken a sawed-off rifle to the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. Now, he hoped to cripple much of the Internet and take down government networks.

Last April, he finally arranged a meeting with a man promising to provide the C4 explosive devices. When they met in Fort Worth, Tex., the man showed Pendley how to arm and detonate the powerful bombs.

But just as Pendley placed the devices into his Pontiac, federal agents swarmed in and arrested him. The bomb seller was actually an FBI plant who had helped unravel a plan Pendley believed could “kill off about 70 percent of the internet.”

On Wednesday, Pendley pleaded guilty to planning to bomb Amazon facilities in an attempt to undermine the U.S. government and to spark a rebellion against the “oligarchy” he believed to be running the country.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/06/10/seth-pendley-amazon-bomb-guilty/

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Reply He brought a sawed-off rifle to the Capitol on Jan. 6. Then he plotted to bomb Amazon data centers. (Original post)
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Response to reACTIONary (Original post)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 08:14 AM

1. That cut rifle barrel might be the charge that really bites him on the ass. I hope it gives him ...

... a solid ten years.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 08:24 AM

3. a sawed off shotgun

is more deadly but what is the point of a sawed off rifle ?
Less accuracy?

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Response to dweller (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 08:31 AM

5. Being able to swing it around in a close environment. Easier to conceal. There are a few 'good' ...

... reasons, most of them Federal offenses.

Just cutting the barrel of shotguns is what got Ruby Ridge and the Branch Davidians visits from the Feds. We know how those turned out.

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Response to dweller (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 10:25 AM

14. Worked great for Steve McQueen

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Response to dweller (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 10:31 AM

17. Larger scatter pattern.

It becomes more a weapon of mass destruction than any used for hunting or otherwise.

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Response to colorado_ufo (Reply #17)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 10:37 AM

19. with a shotgun yes

article says rifle …

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Response to dweller (Reply #19)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 01:14 PM

27. Sorry, I automatically read "shotgun,"

as I am unfamiliar with a sawed off rifle and any benefit.

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Response to colorado_ufo (Reply #27)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 02:02 PM

28. easier to conceal

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Response to colorado_ufo (Reply #27)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 07:10 AM

37. Other articles refer to it as a "sawed off AR rifle". I presume he didn't actually take a hacksaw

to it. His weapon was most likely an AR pistol with a brace such as this Ruger:



(I have one myself, they're quite popular)

By way of comparison, here's a standard Ruger AR-15:



The pistol is a bit more concealable, although it's still hard to imagine carrying it without anyone noticing.

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Response to colorado_ufo (Reply #17)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 07:00 AM

36. Only marginally so. The effects of short barreled shotguns are very much exaggerated in films and

literature.

Chopping off the barrel of a shotgun from 24" to 12" merely expands the scattering of the shot to the same degree as if one fired from one foot further away. To describe such a weapon as a "weapon of mass destruction" is, I'm afraid, quite hyperbolic. Such a weapon is, if anything, less effective, since the capacity of the magazine underneath the barrel would be reduced. The only real advantage would be that it would be somewhat concealable.

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Response to dweller (Reply #3)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 03:13 AM

35. Sawn off shotgun

Was a favourite of Aussie gangsters and crims for a long time because of our less-than-permissive firearm laws.

Easy to pose as a farmer with legit reasons. Chop off the barrell and stock to make it short enough to conceal under a coat.

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Response to reACTIONary (Original post)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 08:15 AM

2. Patriot.

Yeah, right.

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Response to reACTIONary (Original post)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 08:28 AM

4. Bringing a sawed off shot gun and bombs to a peaceful rally seems to be oxymoronic.

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Response to RicROC (Reply #4)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 08:33 AM

6. More moronic than anything though there's a good chance an Oxy addiction may well be a part of it.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #6)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 08:53 AM

9. THIS

it's the elephant in the room.
that and roids. esp those leo's.
drug tests need to be a mandatory part of our justice system.

eta- for wypipo

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Response to reACTIONary (Original post)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 08:43 AM

7. He's the one they caught.

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Response to Scrivener7 (Reply #7)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 10:28 AM

15. That was my first thought, too.

For every traitor domestic terrorist that is caught before being able to do harm, there are dozens more scheming to do the same. Some of them have some powerful backers and plotters for a larger, coordinated attack on us.

I remember the Clinton years, when many would be foreign-inspired terrorist bomb plots were discovered and stopped. Each time I thought, "Wow. We dodged a big one. How long before we miss one?"

Then 9/11 gave me the answer.

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Response to reACTIONary (Original post)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 08:46 AM

8. Are there MAGAt Groupies who follow these studs around?

I didn't think so. Their personalities say they're not getting any.

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Response to reACTIONary (Original post)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 09:23 AM

10. Well, he's right about the oligarchy

but still a stupid dangerous magat.

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Response to reACTIONary (Original post)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 09:35 AM

11. If they have any sawed off shotgun in possesion, he is fucked

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Response to reACTIONary (Original post)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 10:02 AM

12. Good thing he's not a terrorist, and has no political or ideological views

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Response to reACTIONary (Original post)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 10:14 AM

13. He was just your typical tourist visiting the Capitol--a real patriot!

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Response to reACTIONary (Original post)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 10:29 AM

16. BUt, but, but it was just an everyday touring of the capitol.

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Response to reACTIONary (Original post)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 10:35 AM

18. There are dozens of data centers here in Northern VA; becoming core of the economy.

Also becoming a massive eyesore.

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Response to reACTIONary (Original post)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 10:38 AM

20. Seems a weird thing for a 'tourist' to do

Well, maybe normal for a MAGA 'tourist'

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Response to reACTIONary (Original post)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 10:41 AM

21. We spent all that time, money, and wasted human lives worrying about foreign terrorists.

Turns out the real threat is right here.
Good old white boy domestic terrorism.

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Response to reACTIONary (Original post)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 10:55 AM

22. Okay, that's kinda weird

Dude supported the Marmalade Mussolini AND opposed the oligarchy? Cognitive dissonance much?

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Response to jsabrown (Reply #22)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 11:48 AM

23. He probably thought he would hurt Jeff Bezos' bottom line.


And MAGAts know their "god-emperor" doesn't like Bezos.

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Response to reACTIONary (Original post)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 11:52 AM

24. Frank Zappa:

"It should be clear that America's enemy is not those communists over there, but those deranged right wing lunatics over here."

So true!

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Response to Initech (Reply #24)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 01:22 AM

33. Frank Zappa

"The universe consists of 5% protons, 5% neutrons, 5% electrons and 85% morons."

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Response to Kittycatkat (Reply #33)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 01:38 AM

34. That is awesome!

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Response to reACTIONary (Original post)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 11:59 AM

25. Oh. Some private guy.

From the OP's title, I was expecting a Republican member of Congress

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Response to reACTIONary (Original post)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 12:50 PM

26. And the gop

Is calling them ‘tourists’ 🤨

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Response to reACTIONary (Original post)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 02:04 PM

29. Fine people on both sides....

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Response to reACTIONary (Original post)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 03:06 PM

30. WTF can it be that a 28-y-o so wants to screw up his, and others, life like that?

Is it boring kindergarten?

Is it boring primary school?

Is it boring video games?

Is it boring high-school classes?

Is it bullyish social-media behavior?

Is it anything else?

Lock him up.

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Thu Jun 10, 2021, 07:13 PM

32. well, he's right about the oligarchy part

He just mistook which side fosters it more!

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