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Montevideo Suspect’s Dad: ‘Bucky Is Not A Terrorist’
WCCO Minnesota ^ | Heather Brown | Heather Brown

Posted on 05/07/2013 7:57:59 AM PDT by Sopater

MONTEVIDEO, Minn. (WCCO) – Federal investigators say they stopped a terror attack when they arrested a Minnesota man for having pipe bombs and illegal guns.

FBI agents arrested Buford Rogers on Friday at his home in Montevideo. They say the arrest thwarted an attack on residents of the western Minnesota town.

Jeff Rogers places his American flag upside down to show what he calls the “tyranny of government.” He says his son Buford – or “Bucky” as he’s known – is part of the Black Snake Militia, and they just want freedom.

“They do not have nothing to fear from any of us,” Rogers said. “We are patriots.”

They’re also afraid the government will implant everyone with a microchip. But, he says that’s very different from plotting violence.

“I have no idea who the hell he’d even be targeting,” he said. “He’s not that kind of a person. I guarantee you that.”

But the FBI disagrees. On Friday, they raided the home Bucky Rogers shares with his parents and found Molotov cocktails, suspected pipe bombs and guns.

Neighbors watched the whole thing in disbelief. Dustin Rathbun says it was like a scene out of a movie.

“All of the sudden I hear, ‘This is the FBI. Come out the of trailer…with your hands up,’” Rathbun said.

Neighbor Alfredo Fuentes Jr. says the illegal materials found in Rogers’ home could have put the neighborhood in danger,

“It’s kind of scary for the neighbors, though. If that house got on fire, it’s gonna throw the neighborhood,” Fuentes Jr. said.

Rogers wasn’t arrested for terrorism or conspiracy, but rather for illegally possessing a gun. Because of a 2011 felony burglary conviction, he’s not allowed to have a gun. But investigators found an assault rifle in their search and say Rogers admitted to using it recently at a gun range.

Sheriff Stacy Tufto says the bombs are the main issue.

“There’d have to be a reason for the bombs,” Tufto said. “That’s all I can say.”

Local and federal law enforcement are being tight-lipped about how they learned about Rogers or his alleged plans. But some of Rogers’ Facebook postings from 2011 show his apparent disdain for the government.

“the war is here tsa agents are doing random cheeks and shooting people for no reson,” Buford wrote. “Ever one better get your guns ready cuz there comeing FEMA.”

But Jeff Rogers is steadfast about his son.

“Bucky is not a terrorist,” he said.

Rogers also told WCCO that the guns found in the search belong to him – not his son.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: bufordrogers; fbi; militia; terrorists
This is the kind of guy the left has been looking under every rock for.
1 posted on 05/07/2013 7:57:59 AM PDT by Sopater
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To: Sopater

Here we go - the Left found a rural white guy with some guns who doesn’t like the Government.

Doesn’t matter if he made any threats whatsoever - the “threat” from him will be manufactured out of whole cloth.


2 posted on 05/07/2013 8:01:41 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: Sopater

FINALLY, the elusive “right wing” terrorist has be found, though he hasn’t committed any actual acts of terror and didn’t seem to have any concrete plans.

Can the capture of a live Sasquatch and Loch Ness monster be far off?


3 posted on 05/07/2013 8:06:32 AM PDT by Above My Pay Grade (The people have the right to tell government what guns it may possess, not the other way around.)
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To: Sopater
Rogers wasn’t arrested for terrorism or conspiracy, but rather for illegally possessing a gun....
Rogers [the father] also told WCCO that the guns found in the search belong to him – not his son.

I suppose you are correct, that this is the kind of the guy the Leftward Statists have been desperately trying to find - pale skin member of local militia ... But sounds like B.S. charges to me.

4 posted on 05/07/2013 8:06:41 AM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: Sopater

If they’re gonna come after everyone who’s armed & doesn’t trust the government they’re gonna have their hands very full.


5 posted on 05/07/2013 8:07:12 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: PGR88

So......

What reason would he have for possession of Molotov Cocktails and “suspected pipe bombs?”


6 posted on 05/07/2013 8:09:11 AM PDT by sauropod (I will not comply)
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To: Sopater
"Sheriff Stacy Tufto says the bombs are the main issue. "

A hazzard for SWAT vehicles.

7 posted on 05/07/2013 8:10:15 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: PGR88

The media sure made a lot of noise when Obama “saved us” with the Hutaree raid and arrest.

That same media was very quiet about the Hutaree being acquitted and released.


8 posted on 05/07/2013 8:13:52 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Sopater

A terrorist named Bucky who wants to blow-up a tiny Minnesota town named after the capital of Uruguay. Sounds like a plot line from Twin Peaks.


9 posted on 05/07/2013 8:14:16 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: sauropod

“Suspected” pipe bombs?


10 posted on 05/07/2013 8:15:06 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: skeeter; Sopater
If they’re gonna come after everyone who’s armed & doesn’t trust the government they’re gonna have their hands very full.

Not trusting the government is an honored American tradition.

Distrusting the government is the uniquely American birthright bequeathed to us by the founding fathers.

If those in government don’t like that fact I strongly suggest that they seek other employment.

11 posted on 05/07/2013 8:16:08 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: skeeter

I love the government and lost all of my guns in a tragic canoe mishap last summer. So I’m in the clear!


12 posted on 05/07/2013 8:17:49 AM PDT by BO Stinkss ( I'd rather die on my feet than live on my knees)
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To: BO Stinkss

Hopefully you remembered to register your pipe bombs though.


13 posted on 05/07/2013 8:23:26 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: sauropod

How does one store a Molotov cocktail?
What precisely are suspected pipe bombs?

Anything to get Benghazi and Muslim terrorists off the front page.
This is a patently transparent hoax. Is this the best the FBI can do? I know lots of guys with bottles and gas cans. Some even have pvc. As a felon if he did not have the firearm he apparently would not have been arrested.


14 posted on 05/07/2013 8:27:04 AM PDT by Louis Foxwell (Better the devil we can destroy than the Judas we must tolerate.)
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To: Sopater

This story led last night on ABC, knocking out the return of the three kidnapped girls.

Home grown “terrorists” with guns is manna to the Libs.


15 posted on 05/07/2013 8:29:42 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Do we now register our pressure cookers?)
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To: Sopater

Maybe Bucky was preparing to exterminate ground hogs.


16 posted on 05/07/2013 8:35:17 AM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: sauropod
Probably just using a rag for a gas cap - rural Minnesota, don’cha know.
17 posted on 05/07/2013 8:35:45 AM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (We say "low-information" but we mean "low-intelligence")
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To: Sopater

A bunch of empty beer bottles and some plumbing supplies and BOOM... Instant “terrorist”.


18 posted on 05/07/2013 8:38:18 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Aevery_Freeman

I did it the other day when I got gas for the weed eater. The cap on the spout is missing off my half gallon can so I poked a rag into it to prevent it from sloshing out in my van.


19 posted on 05/07/2013 8:40:19 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Dead Corpse

After a fireworks factory explosion in Michigan some years ago, the FBI found “bomb making materials” in a truck nearby.

It turned out to be a gas can, bic lighter, and some shotgun shells in a pickup truck parked along the road where a guy got out to go hunting.


20 posted on 05/07/2013 8:43:02 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: sauropod

My question as well. And don’t forget he’s a felon with a firearm - in my book that’s a pretty serious crime. Isn’t it conservatives who are always bitching about enforcing the gun laws already on the books then making new ones? Well, enforce this one...


21 posted on 05/07/2013 8:59:20 AM PDT by stormer
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To: Sopater
“the war is here tsa agents are doing random cheeks and shooting people for no reson,” Buford wrote. “Ever one better get your guns ready cuz there comeing FEMA.”

Something tells me that Bucky is not the sharpest tool in the shed. TV showed his dad in full camo next to a BSM sign in the yard.

22 posted on 05/07/2013 9:04:03 AM PDT by Sender (It's never too late to be who you could have been.)
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To: stormer

Only an idiot supports pointless background checks and restrictions. They only target the law abiding.

Criminals will have weapons if they want them and no background check in the world will stop them.


23 posted on 05/07/2013 9:05:40 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

I can almost imagine the conversation between Agents, “ERMEGERD! GAS CAN!”

Mucking bunch of forons...


24 posted on 05/07/2013 9:14:49 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Sopater

Turns out this guy had very specific people he was targeting. He was not interested in general mayhem or even terrorism in the broad sense. At this point it appears his motive was personal revenge.

Not that you’ll ever hear that reported ...


25 posted on 05/07/2013 9:31:15 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
Home grown “terrorists” with guns is manna to the Libs.

"Manna" means "what is it?"

Just thought I'd share. ;-)
26 posted on 05/07/2013 9:33:27 AM PDT by Sopater (Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? - Matthew 20:15a)
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To: sauropod

Ever watch myth busters? All red-blooded country boys like things that blow up.


27 posted on 05/07/2013 9:36:41 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: IronJack
At this point it appears his motive was personal revenge.

Source?
28 posted on 05/07/2013 9:38:32 AM PDT by Sopater (Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? - Matthew 20:15a)
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To: IronJack
At this point it appears his motive was personal revenge.

Source?
29 posted on 05/07/2013 9:38:33 AM PDT by Sopater (Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? - Matthew 20:15a)
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To: sauropod

Sounds like he’s making some of the same preparations that some of the people on FR are. They could make the same raid on many good folks here who are not terrorists but who dislike the government and are stockpiling.


30 posted on 05/07/2013 9:46:16 AM PDT by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: Resolute Conservative
All red-blooded country boys like things that blow up.

John Candy and Joe Flaherty had a great bit about that on the old SCTV show. "That blowed up REAL GOOD!"


31 posted on 05/07/2013 9:50:21 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: BO Stinkss
I love the government and lost all of my guns in a tragic canoe mishap last summer. So I’m in the clear!

War thar some hillbillies up above the river a-shootin down on yuz?

32 posted on 05/07/2013 9:52:22 AM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great -- until it happens to YOU...)
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To: Sopater

Federal slackers.

Let’s say you’re and FBI agent in the area that includes Minnesota. Would you rather spend your time in north Minneapolis and Midway St. Paul, where thousands of Holder’s people and illegals have thousands of stolen weapons and identities, or would you like to hang around a quiet county with hundreds of fishing lakes not far away?

I’m surprised a bunch of dogs weren’t killed.


33 posted on 05/07/2013 9:57:44 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: PGR88

There was an arrest in Wisconsin last week because some guy had “explosives” in his house, but the police never detailed what the explosives were. The guy said he was a fireworks hobbyist but he didn’t have a license to buy the stuff.


34 posted on 05/07/2013 10:00:20 AM PDT by rabidralph (http://www.cafepress.com/westernwis)
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To: rabidralph

I’m a reloader. All of my stuff is stored so it WON’T blow up.

Kind of a moot point once the Feebies come in and lay out all your crap on a table. Doesn’t matter how you had it stored at that point or what it’s original purpose was.

All that matters is the visual they can then plaster all over the evening news and the Internet.


35 posted on 05/07/2013 10:27:29 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Dead Corpse

Yup!


36 posted on 05/07/2013 10:35:48 AM PDT by rabidralph (http://www.cafepress.com/westernwis)
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To: Dead Corpse

Are these supposed bombs similar to the bombs actually used by the Muslim terrorists in Boston to injure over 200 people?


37 posted on 05/07/2013 10:38:54 AM PDT by AppyPappy (You never see a massacre at a gun show.)
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To: AppyPappy

No one is saying. At first, it was “molotov cocktails”. Now they are saying “pipe bombs”.

The truth will probably have very little to do with the outcome.


38 posted on 05/07/2013 11:05:54 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: stormer

I don’t see anything in the 2nd Amendment about “shall not be infringed except if you are a felon”.


39 posted on 05/07/2013 11:06:59 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Sopater

Today’s Pioneer Press:

According to Montevideo Police Chief Adam Christopher: “I don’t think it would be a well-orchestrated militia group.”

While Christopher would not specify the plot’s targets, he did say that it was not focused on the general public. “The people who were subject to this threat know they were the subject — they’ve been told. ... People don’t need to be worrying they were the subject ...”

And the only thing he’s been charged with is felon in possession.


40 posted on 05/07/2013 11:27:16 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: IronJack

Thanks, IJ.

It seemed to me that there were no certifiable targets since the only charge so far is felon in possession of firearms. There isn’t even a conspiracy charge and so far there are no others members of his “group” that have been charged with anything.


41 posted on 05/07/2013 11:42:49 AM PDT by Sopater (Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? - Matthew 20:15a)
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To: Sopater

There’s no conspiracy charge, no manufacturing of explosives charges, no terrorism charges, nada. This was some weekend camo clown nursing a grudge and he made his neighbors nervous.

He’s no terrorist.


42 posted on 05/07/2013 12:00:17 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: Sopater

“Local and federal law enforcement are being tight-lipped about how they learned about Rogers or his alleged plans.”

Yeah, I bet. I wonder which one of his new drinking buddies is a Fed.


43 posted on 05/07/2013 12:17:46 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: PLMerite

Or he was spouting off over the phone or online where he thought he had some anonymity...


44 posted on 05/07/2013 12:24:14 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Sopater
“I have no idea who the hell he’d even be targeting,” he said. “He’s not that kind of a person. I guarantee you that.”

Sorry, you have to be a Muslim to get away with that kind of argument...

45 posted on 05/07/2013 12:25:49 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: IronJack
He’s no terrorist.

Nope, not likely.
46 posted on 05/07/2013 12:50:59 PM PDT by Sopater (Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? - Matthew 20:15a)
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To: Boogieman

I don’t see anything about yelling “FIRE!” in crowded theatre in the 1st either.


47 posted on 05/07/2013 1:26:17 PM PDT by stormer
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To: stormer

Correct, and there are no prior restraint laws preventing someone from yelling that either. The 1st Amendment does not guarantee you will be free from consequences of your free speech, however.


48 posted on 05/07/2013 1:35:16 PM PDT by Boogieman
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