Firearms belonging to the alleged leader of a neo-Nazi group and presumably preparing for a "race war" have been confiscated under the law of the "Red Flag" according to court records in the state of Washington.
Authorities Caleb James Cole, 24, has removed five rifles, three pistols, and other weapon parts under a state law that allows authorities to remove weapons for up to a year from people deemed to be dangerous to themselves or others , Cole was not charged with any offense.
Seattle Attorney Pete Holmes believes that the seizure, which took place after court documents on September 26, has prevented a massacre.
Unfortunately, one who has a truly alarming number of weapons, "said Holmes.
Attempts to reach Cole on phone numbers listed in public records that could be associated with him were not on Friday night It was not immediately clear that he had a lawyer.
The prosecution filed a lawsuit against Cole claiming the state's Red Flag Act and seeking an "extreme risk-taking order." According to The Pew Charitable Trusts have issued 1
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Cole is a self-confessed member of the "Nuclear Weapons Division" – a terrorist National Socialist organization that believes in using force for "apocalyptic" purposes, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. Racial cleansing "- and it is believed that it is the leader of the Washington police.
The police believe that Cole has recently taken part in training and recruitment efforts for firearms in "hate camps" carried out by officials, saying he helped with the organization.
"It appears he has moved from hate to take active steps now or to prepare for an upcoming 'race war'," Seattle police said in the petition.
Included in the political petition were mobile phone photos of Cole greeting the Nazis before the death camp Auschwitz in Germany.
Cole was stopped when he arrived at Chicago's O'Hare Airport in December 2018. A 25-day trip to Eastern Europe, and officials noted that he was featured in an article as a Nuclear Weapons Leader in Washington State Customs and Border Protection, as indicated in the petition.
and CBP wrote in his report that he stated "he shares a fascist ideology, dominate the weak".
However, the report said that Cole told the officials that he was preventing members from engaging in any illegal activity and that his group was not interested in the overthrow of the US government. He said he has an AK-47 and several handguns for protection. Cole was released after questioning, the report said.
Cole was expelled from Canada earlier this year because local officials believed he was a member of an organization that may be involved in terrorism, Seattle police said in their petition for the Extreme Risk Protection Order. Cole is said to have been expelled from Canada for life.
King County attorney Dan Satterberg told Seattle's NBC subsidiary KING that in addition to the weapons confiscated, what he considered as militarily-characterized assault rifles, components and tools included non-findable firearms were found.
Satterberg said that much of the material submitted to the judge was already on the Internet and related to Cole's statements.
"It was not super secret We had to tell the judge It was just this: Here's what this guy is all about, he leads other people into practicing and informing a potentially violent cell that is after Satterberg told the broadcaster.
"So that was enough to convince that judge at least temporarily – let's take a break. Take these weapons out and see what we have here, "he said," It's not a crime, it's not charged, it's not in jail … it's a way to slow things down. "
The Question of Red Flag Laws, Like the Washington Under which Cole's Weapons Seized
The NRA's Institute for Legislative Action has denied media reports that the group supports the Red Flag laws as they exist in some states is stated to be in breach of such laws because they do not protect the rights of the due process.
"We will only support one ERPO process that simultaneously strongly protects both the rights of the second amendment and the rights of the due process ", the NRB said in January.