Skip to comments.Montevideo Suspect’s Dad: ‘Bucky Is Not A Terrorist’
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 hes 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.
Theyre also afraid the government will implant everyone with a microchip. But, he says thats very different from plotting violence.
I have no idea who the hell hed even be targeting, he said. Hes 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,
Its kind of scary for the neighbors, though. If that house got on fire, its gonna throw the neighborhood, Fuentes Jr. said.
Rogers wasnt arrested for terrorism or conspiracy, but rather for illegally possessing a gun. Because of a 2011 felony burglary conviction, hes 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.
Thered have to be a reason for the bombs, Tufto said. Thats 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.
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.
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?
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.
If they’re gonna come after everyone who’s armed & doesn’t trust the government they’re gonna have their hands very full.
What reason would he have for possession of Molotov Cocktails and “suspected pipe bombs?”
A hazzard for SWAT vehicles.
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.
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.
“Suspected” pipe bombs?
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 dont like that fact I strongly suggest that they seek other employment.
I love the government and lost all of my guns in a tragic canoe mishap last summer. So I’m in the clear!
Hopefully you remembered to register your pipe bombs though.
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.
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.
Maybe Bucky was preparing to exterminate ground hogs.
A bunch of empty beer bottles and some plumbing supplies and BOOM... Instant “terrorist”.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
I can almost imagine the conversation between Agents, “ERMEGERD! GAS CAN!”
Mucking bunch of forons...
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 ...
Ever watch myth busters? All red-blooded country boys like things that blow up.
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.
War thar some hillbillies up above the river a-shootin down on yuz?
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.
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.
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.
Are these supposed bombs similar to the bombs actually used by the Muslim terrorists in Boston to injure over 200 people?
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.
I don’t see anything in the 2nd Amendment about “shall not be infringed except if you are a felon”.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
Or he was spouting off over the phone or online where he thought he had some anonymity...
Sorry, you have to be a Muslim to get away with that kind of argument...
I don’t see anything about yelling “FIRE!” in crowded theatre in the 1st either.
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.