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Posted: 6/12/2009 11:57:52 AM EST
Well? The story makes no mention about converting the weapon to full auto.

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http://www.star-telegram.com/804/story/1430622.html

By ALEX BRANCH
abranch@star-telegram.com

FORT WORTH –– A Fort Worth man who kept an AR-15 rifle mounted on a tripod at his bedroom window was sentenced Friday to six and a half years in federal prison.

Jack Arvil Taylor Jr., 25, pleaded guilty in February to possession of an unregistered firearm.

Jack Taylor and his sister Amy Catherine Taylor, 29, were arrested in July while trying to purchase a $600 money order at Wal-Mart, 7451 McCart Ave., with counterfeit $100 and $50 bills authorities said. In December, federal agents serving a search warrant on Jack Taylor’s home in the 3000 block of Meadowmoor Street in south Fort Worth discovered explosives and weapons.

Among the cache: six rifles, including an AK-47 and the tripod-mounted AR-15 pointed out the bedroom window. Authorities also found a mix of explosive powder, metal pellets and thick metal staples.

Jack Taylor was not known to have links to anti-government or supremacist groups, authorities have said. Relatives have said he liked to make modified firecrackers and collect guns as a hobby, not to do harm.

The Taylors were also apparently operating an unsophisticated counterfeiting operation using two computers and a printer, authorities said. The $100 and $50 counterfeit bills were printed off washed $5 bills. Amy Catherine Taylor, was sentenced Friday to two years in prison for trying to pass a counterfeit bill. She also pleaded guilty in February.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Secret Service, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Fort Worth Police Department.
ALEX BRANCH, 817-390-7689
Link Posted: 6/12/2009 12:42:13 PM EST
It is strange.... Normally they scream "machine gun", and "fully automatic" at the top of their lungs, even if it isn't true....
Link Posted: 6/12/2009 1:35:40 PM EST
Sounds weird all right. It says that he was sent to Federal prison, so assuming they didn't screw that up, he must have been charged for NFA violations. Maybe a SBR or something? Maybe the counterfeiting was chump change jail time or they had a lousy case so they threw something else at him.
Link Posted: 6/12/2009 1:47:35 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/12/2009 1:57:15 PM EST by Lykoi]
i want a tripod mounted ar

as for what an unregistered firearm is... it's what my closet is slowly filling with.
Link Posted: 6/12/2009 2:13:54 PM EST
Yeah it has to be some sort of NFA violation.
Link Posted: 6/12/2009 2:21:42 PM EST
Counterfitting is a federal crime, as is knowingly passing counterfit money. Knowing the news media if the ar had been converted to full auto, it would have been big news.
Link Posted: 6/12/2009 6:04:38 PM EST
The counterfeiting charge is why they got Federal time. There where no gun charges, it would appear the only reason the guns were brought up was to dress up a other wise boring story.
Link Posted: 6/12/2009 6:16:46 PM EST
It may have been the explosives. A bomb is a destructive device, and therefore an NFA firearm.
Link Posted: 6/12/2009 7:18:51 PM EST
Originally Posted By wdlsguy:
It may have been the explosives. A bomb is a destructive device, and therefore an NFA firearm.


Where did you read explosive?

I saw "explosive powder" I'm willing to bet its just reloading powder some dumbass reporter reported as explosive powder.
Link Posted: 6/12/2009 7:45:49 PM EST
Where did you read explosive?


In December, federal agents serving a search warrant on Jack Taylor’s home in the 3000 block of Meadowmoor Street in south Fort Worth discovered explosives and weapons.
Link Posted: 6/13/2009 5:09:46 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/13/2009 5:11:29 AM EST by orangelo]
Maybe one of those homemade 'firecrackers' got big enough to be considered a Destructive Device.
Link Posted: 6/13/2009 5:36:12 AM EST
By ALEX BRANCH
...Authorities also found a mix of explosive powder, metal pellets and thick metal staples.


I took that to mean that they found reloading supplies and some ordinary crap and tried to dress it up to make it sound like he was making bombs with shrapnel. How many of us don't have enough powder and pipes/screws/other bits of metal lying around that someone could make a case that we're bomb makers?
Link Posted: 6/13/2009 9:44:27 AM EST
Originally Posted By mace:
By ALEX BRANCH
...Authorities also found a mix of explosive powder, metal pellets and thick metal staples.


I took that to mean that they found reloading supplies and some ordinary crap and tried to dress it up to make it sound like he was making bombs with shrapnel. How many of us don't have enough powder and pipes/screws/other bits of metal lying around that someone could make a case that we're bomb makers?


Anyone who reloads shotgun shells and shoots black powder rifles would be easy to trump up charges like that on. I wouldn't put it past a libtard DA in one of the blue counties to try something like that.
Link Posted: 6/13/2009 10:08:13 AM EST
Link Posted: 6/13/2009 10:34:57 AM EST
Originally Posted By mace:
By ALEX BRANCH
...Authorities also found a mix of explosive powder, metal pellets and thick metal staples.


I took that to mean that they found reloading supplies and some ordinary crap and tried to dress it up to make it sound like he was making bombs with shrapnel. How many of us don't have enough powder and pipes/screws/other bits of metal lying around that someone could make a case that we're bomb makers?


The key word is "mix". Discovering those materials laying around is one thing, but discovering them already mixed together is something else entirely.
Link Posted: 6/13/2009 1:46:33 PM EST
Originally Posted By Skibane:
Originally Posted By mace:
By ALEX BRANCH
...Authorities also found a mix of explosive powder, metal pellets and thick metal staples.


I took that to mean that they found reloading supplies and some ordinary crap and tried to dress it up to make it sound like he was making bombs with shrapnel. How many of us don't have enough powder and pipes/screws/other bits of metal lying around that someone could make a case that we're bomb makers?


The key word is "mix". Discovering those materials laying around is one thing, but discovering them already mixed together is something else entirely.

That is odd. Sloppy reporting, poor use of language or just someone who does not know you don't "mix" "powder" and frang.
But anyone who has cut open a shotgun shell knows you don't mix powder and shot.


Link Posted: 6/13/2009 2:22:22 PM EST
Originally Posted By mojo:


Again....Any time the media writes or reports about firearms or related topic (like 'explosive' in this case) anything, ALWAYS consider the accuracy of it. In other words, BS until proven guilty.


Fixed that for you.
Link Posted: 6/13/2009 5:22:35 PM EST
Curious. From a U.S. Department of Justice press release:

Specifically, Jack Arvil Taylor, 25, pled guilty to possession of an unregistered firearm and faces a maximum statutory sentence of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 1:45:26 AM EST
law enforcement officers found multiple destructive devices in Jack Taylor’s bedroom. Those devices contained a mix of explosive powders, metal pellets, and thick metal staples, and each of those devices was capable of operating as a destructive device


Link Posted: 6/14/2009 9:57:52 AM EST
Damn....he had some of those evil 'thick' assault staples.....
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 1:17:04 PM EST
Originally Posted By rudinater:
The counterfeiting charge is why they got Federal time. There where no gun charges, it would appear the only reason the guns were brought up was to dress up a other wise boring story.


"...pleaded guilty in February to possession of an unregistered firearm"

Are you suggesting he pleaded guilty to a non-existent charge?
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 5:19:23 PM EST
Originally Posted By MMcfpd:
Curious. From a U.S. Department of Justice press release:

Specifically, Jack Arvil Taylor, 25, pled guilty to possession of an unregistered firearm and faces a maximum statutory sentence of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.


SBR?
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 5:49:46 PM EST
BROTHER AND SISTER PLEAD GUILTY IN
COUNTERFEITING/EXPLOSIVE DEVICE INVESTIGATION

FORT WORTH, Texas — Jack Arvil Taylor, Jr., and his sister, Amy Catherine Taylor, of Fort Worth, pled guilty this morning before U.S. District Judge John McBryde to firearm and counterfeiting charges, announced acting U.S. Attorney James T. Jacks of the Northern District of Texas. Jack Taylor has been in custody since his arrest in early December. Following Amy Taylor’s guilty plea this morning, Judge McBryde remanded her to the custody of the U.S. Marshal.

Specifically, Jack Arvil Taylor, 25, pled guilty to possession of an unregistered firearm and faces a maximum statutory sentence of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Amy Catherine Taylor, 29, pled guilty to attempting to pass a counterfeit obligation of the U.S. and faces a maximum statutory sentence of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. They are both scheduled to be sentenced by Judge McBryde on May 29, 2009.

During their plea hearing, Jack and Amy Taylor admitted that on July 3, 2008, they entered a Wal-Mart located at 7451 McCart Avenue, in Fort Worth, and attempted to purchase a money order using $600 in counterfeit U.S. currency.

On December 2, 2008, while executing a search warrant at a home that was occupied by Jack Arvil Taylor, Jr., and others, in far south Fort Worth, law enforcement officers found multiple destructive devices in Jack Taylor’s bedroom. Those devices contained a mix of explosive powders, metal pellets, and thick metal staples, and each of those devices was capable of operating as a destructive device.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Secret Service, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Fort Worth Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert A. Klinck is prosecuting the case.

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http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/txn/PressRel09/taylor_jack_amy_ple_pr.html


Bomb = destructive device = NFA firearm
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 5:55:40 PM EST
Originally Posted By wdlsguy:
BROTHER AND SISTER PLEAD GUILTY IN
COUNTERFEITING/EXPLOSIVE DEVICE INVESTIGATION

FORT WORTH, Texas — Jack Arvil Taylor, Jr., and his sister, Amy Catherine Taylor, of Fort Worth, pled guilty this morning before U.S. District Judge John McBryde to firearm and counterfeiting charges, announced acting U.S. Attorney James T. Jacks of the Northern District of Texas. Jack Taylor has been in custody since his arrest in early December. Following Amy Taylor’s guilty plea this morning, Judge McBryde remanded her to the custody of the U.S. Marshal.

Specifically, Jack Arvil Taylor, 25, pled guilty to possession of an unregistered firearm and faces a maximum statutory sentence of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Amy Catherine Taylor, 29, pled guilty to attempting to pass a counterfeit obligation of the U.S. and faces a maximum statutory sentence of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. They are both scheduled to be sentenced by Judge McBryde on May 29, 2009.

During their plea hearing, Jack and Amy Taylor admitted that on July 3, 2008, they entered a Wal-Mart located at 7451 McCart Avenue, in Fort Worth, and attempted to purchase a money order using $600 in counterfeit U.S. currency.

On December 2, 2008, while executing a search warrant at a home that was occupied by Jack Arvil Taylor, Jr., and others, in far south Fort Worth, law enforcement officers found multiple destructive devices in Jack Taylor’s bedroom. Those devices contained a mix of explosive powders, metal pellets, and thick metal staples, and each of those devices was capable of operating as a destructive device.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Secret Service, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Fort Worth Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert A. Klinck is prosecuting the case.

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http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/txn/PressRel09/taylor_jack_amy_ple_pr.html


Bomb = destructive device = NFA firearm


All I gathered from this story is to keep my stapler away from my reloading powder.
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 8:44:00 PM EST
Explosive powder...TANNERITE!
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 9:36:02 PM EST
Originally Posted By fistpoint:
Explosive powder...TANNERITE!


WITH BBS AND STAPLES
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 6:09:26 PM EST
Originally Posted By AR_masterzach:
Originally Posted By fistpoint:
Explosive powder...TANNERITE!


WITH BBS AND STAPLES


Found in another room or even a garage? Do we have all the details yet? See my point? Maybe the pellets areliterally for a pellet gun and the staples part of his job, or perhaps not even staples at all. As if news reports ever get anything right, now they do when it suits our needs?

What I'm saying is if you search nearly every persons house reading this forum you could come up with a list of ingredients that would make any alphabet agency worry, from loading powders down to simple cleaning products or lawn maintenance.
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