Justin Olsen, 18, was the moderator of an online chat where he made light of mass shootings and made the threats against all federal agents, Planned Parenthood, and an undisclosed gay bar, according to the Boardman Ohio Police Department.
He was found at a residence with a gun vault with around 10,000 rounds of ammunition, and wrote that he was planning on buying an AR-15 parts kit after posting a photo of it.
According to the police report, Olsen turned 18 in May and bragged in posts that he
“couldn’t wait to start stockpiling weapons”
In February, when the FBI received a complaint about Olsen and traced his computer information back to Olsen’s address.
Officials decided to arrest him and on Aug. 6, an FBI agent approached a Boardman police detective with the information,
“in light of the recent mass shootings in the United States.”
He was arrested the next day at his father’s residence and remains in custody.
In the span of a week ahead of Olsen’s arrest, 34 people were killed in three recent but separate mass shootings in El Paso, Texas (Aug. 3); Dayton, Ohio (Aug. 4); and Gilroy, California (July 28).
Olsen, who is charged with aggravated menacing, admitted to making the threats, but said it was all a joke and for fun.
The current occupant at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue makes what he calls jokes at his rallies and, if you ask me, should take some responsibility for encouraging these young lunatics.
And, btw, I never allow inflammatory remarks on my social media and you shouldn’t either.
“It was just a joke”
doesn’t work as a defense.
(via ABC News)