Paul Dunleavy, then 16, tried to create a live firearm and offered advice to international extremists. A teenage neo-Nazi who gave international extremists advice on how to make improvised firearms after becoming “obsessed” with mass shootings has been jailed. Paul Dunleavy, 17, can be named for the first time after a judge lifted a reporting restriction preventing his identity being made public. He was jailed for five-and-a-half years for preparing acts of terrorism by researching how to convert a blank-firing gun into a live weapon, and providing “advice and encouragement” to others online. Birmingham Crown Court heard how Dunleavy, from Rugby, communicated with fellow neo-Nazis online and joined the Feuerkrieg Division (FKD) group that was later banned as a terrorist organisation. In an online test to join the organisation, he wrote that Jewish people “must be eradicated”, called fascism “the pursuit of restoring the natural order,” and said he wanted to “go out there and provoke” a race war. (…) Dunleavy’s own preparations were at an early stage and “inept”, the court heard, but he was also knowingly inciting people with a violent mindset including three who have been convicted of terror offences in other countries. Then aged 16, he had attempted to make parts of a gun and collected several knives, an air rifle, airsoft handgun, masks, targets, drawings and notes on gun modifications in his bedroom. A notebook was seized containing swastikas and details of lone wolf attacks, as well as a mocked up logo representing an extreme right group he wanted to form. Dunleavy also had a hoard of online material, including detailed instructions on how to make improvised firearms, and footage of numerous shootings including the far-right attacks in Christchurch, El Paso and Norway.

via independet: Teenage neo-Nazi ‘obsessed’ with mass shootings jailed for preparing acts of terrorism