Skip to comments.Baltimore Member of “Boogaloo” Extremist Movement Pleads Guilty to Illegal Possession of Firearm
Posted on 03/11/2021 12:46:23 AM PST by ransomnote
Baltimore, Maryland – Frank William Robertson Perry, age 39, of Dundalk, Maryland, pleaded guilty on March 9, 2021, to illegal possession of a firearm by a previously convicted felon. Perry admitted that he is an adherent of the Boogaloo Movement. “Boogaloo” is a term referencing a violent uprising or impending civil war and is sometimes used by militia extremists and others. Militia extremists have adopted it to reference an impending politically-motivated civil war or uprising against the government following perceived incursions on Constitutional rights—including the Second Amendment—or other perceived government overreach. The Boogaloo is not a single cohesive group, but rather a loose concept arising from internet platforms which has become a rallying point for some extremists.
The guilty plea was announced by Acting United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Jonathan F. Lenzner; Special Agent in Charge Jennifer C. Boone of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Baltimore Field Office; and Special Agent in Charge Timothy Jones of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Baltimore Field Division.
According to his plea agreement, Perry was previously convicted for second degree burglary on November 19, 2012 in Baltimore County Circuit Court. As a result of that conviction, Perry is prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition under federal law.
As detailed in his plea agreement, in April 2020 Perry caused his girlfriend to purchase the lower receiver of an Anderson Manufacturing AM-15 rifle, from a firearms dealer in Eastern Baltimore County for his own use. The lower receiver of a firearm, while not a completed and functioning weapon, is legally defined as a firearm. Purchasers are required to go through a background check and complete an ATF form truthfully and under penalty of perjury, which the seller of the firearm is required to maintain. The form, as completed, indicated that Perry’s girlfriend was the purchaser of the AM-15 lower receiver and that the receiver was “multi-cal,” denoting a firearm that could be assembled into a variety of calibers. The AM-15 lower receiver, once assembled, is nearly identical to the AR-15 assault rifle.
Perry admitted that from March 31, 2020 to September 6, 2020, he purchased a number of firearm-related items online, including a gun cleaning mat with a diagram of the parts of an AR-15 style rifle; grease for lubricating firearms; a sling and sling assembly for a rifle; a weapon mounted light commonly found on AR-15 style weapons; a weapons mounted sight; and a device to calibrate a weapons sight. Perry caused the items to be delivered to his girlfriend’s residence in her name and used the items to build an operational AM-15 weapon.
As detailed in the plea agreement, on October 7, 2020, law enforcement executed a search warrant at Perry’s residence in Dundalk, Maryland and seized an Anderson Manufacturing rifle model AM-15; a black tactical vest containing two ballistic plates; three loaded rifle magazines; eight rounds of .223 caliber ammunition and other firearm related accessories. During an interview with law enforcement, Perry insisted that the rifle was purchased and owned by his girlfriend for self-defense purposes. He also claimed to have built the rifle and conceded that the FBI would find his fingerprints on the weapon. Perry also admitted he would have used the weapon himself for self-defense if the situation required it.
Perry faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm. U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake has not yet scheduled sentencing.
Acting United States Attorney Jonathan F. Lenzner commended the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force, which includes the ATF, for their work in the investigation and thanked the Baltimore County Police Department for its assistance. Mr. Lenzner thanked Assistant U.S. Attorneys Kathleen O. Gavin and P. Michael Cunningham, who are prosecuting the case.
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Eight rounds? They are going to need more fencing and concertina wire.
Meanwhile, 100 DeMarcus and Jaquans were arrested with AK-47’s and a ton of dope, and it didn’t make the news.
Felon in possession of firearm, if applied to all felons, would clear the streets in no time!
Looks like it is used only selectively.
So, a 2012 second degree theft conviction equals lifetime gun ban.
Anyone else believe that law needs to disappear?
Anyone else believe that law is nothing more than an effort to ban guns, or provide as many prohibited persons as the law can manufacture.
The same could be said of the law that demands the same from a misdemeanor conviction for spouse abuse, or any other idea contrary to “Shall NOT be infringed” but is in every sense of the word infringed.
I ought to know the history of said law, as I believe it will prove helpful in knowing the reasoning behind it’s passage and who in the Congress voted for it.
You can learn a great deal here: https://www.atf.gov/firearms/identify-prohibited-persons You can also study the three major laws, the 1934, 1968, and 1986 Congressional acts where most if not all of the prohibitions come from. All of them designed to chip away at Shall Not be infringed.
If I am not mistaken all of the Law against shall not be infringed is unconstitutional and should be dealt with appropriately, as in nullified and ignored until taken off the books. In addition, the amount of work dedicated by law enforcement pursuing said offenders should be looked at to determine how much effort is spent investigating little fish while the big fish enjoy their immunity just because.
Lastly, the NRA has been around for everyone of those acts designed to remove gun rights from as many people as possible. The effort continues to this day when those gun loving democrats the NRA has been giving A ratings to are now in charge of the entirety of the Federal Government.
It may have involved a firearm and he took a plea deal........we don't know.
All of these groups should re-package themselves as legitimate self-defense groups - against the apocalypse. Instead of referring to 3%ers, MAGA, bugaloo, they are ZORTs (zombie outbreak response teams).
It may have involved a firearm and he took a plea deal........we don’t know.
Do we need to know. In the matter of the Founding Fathers were such thoughts a consideration when they penned the Second Amendment as part of the Bill of Rights?
So when do the leftist Kenosha felons possessing firearms in the rittenhouse event get charged?
So, did I miss the point at which FBI got involved and found out that there was a straw purchase for the receiver? Why were they executing the search warrant in the first place? What flagged it?
Guess who won’t be released from prison because of Covid
Difficult to prosecute the dead.
The man Kyle wounded, Gaige Grosskreutz, had only a misdemeanor convicition, several arrests, and civil violations.
Grosskruetz was not a convicted felon.
The girlfriend purchased the lower receiver. As far as the ATF knew, this was a legal purchase.
Then Frank Perry purchased items online to finish the firearm. All those items were legal for Frank to purchase. He had them sent to his girlfriend's house.
It appears, though we do not know for certain, that data mining linked Frank's name to the Boogaloo movement, then linked to his conviction in 2012, then linked to his purchase of firearm related items and parts, sent to his girlfriend's house.
Finally, it appears they linked the purchase of the lower receiver, by the girlfriend, in order to make the case.
Where did they obtain probable cause to have a search warrant issued?
My best guess is they went to the girlfriend and broke her, (pretty easy) and used her testimony to get the warrant.
It would be very useful to know how they got the warrant.
“So, did I miss the point at which FBI got involved and found out that there was a straw purchase for the receiver? Why were they executing the search warrant in the first place? What flagged it?”
No idea, but if not the girlfriend turning on him, then the girlfriend may have simply told a friend or family member what she did. It’s risky to pull someone else in, in those situations.
As to the law itself, it probably wouldn’t even exist if the country actually PUNISHED felons appropriately. The problem, almost certainly, was the ‘slap on the wrist’ justice system drove people, and politicians, to ‘so something, anything’. So this was low-hanging fruit...and now we have it.
and now the boating
“Walk the Planck.”
The whole setup of the article was a waste of time until the last sentence. Felon in possession of a firearm. Absolutely none of the rest of it was illegal.
A flashlight? A fancy rope they call a sling? A placement? lubricating oil?
Why would ANYONE, who expected a civil war to happen, continue to live in Baltimore, MD or ANY big city? This is just proof to me that this is a Fed.gov sting operation. Nobody can be this stupid. Can they?
Half the country is this stupid!
including a gun cleaning mat with a diagram of the parts of an AR-15 style rifle;
grease for lubricating firearms;
a sling and sling assembly for a rifle;
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This was his BIG mistake
First time I ever heard that word was from a black Airman in the USAF back in 1968.
He said he was going to go into town and “Boogaloo all weekend”.
From the way he said it I believe it had something to do with the women in town.
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