A Bayside man, who proudly posted anti-Semitic rhetoric on social media, pleaded guilty to possessing three illegal guns last Friday. Joseph Miner was arrested in May for buying a handgun, shotgun and an AR-15-style assault rifle “ghost” gun with a silencer attachment and high-capacity magazine, all with obliterated serial numbers, from an undercover officer at a Queens hotel. Miner, along with friend Daniel Jou, also bought 200 rounds of ammunition to share, but was arrested upon completing the transaction and leaving the hotel room. Miner, a former track star at Benjamin Cardozo High School and Queens College, appeared in federal court Jan. 22 via video conference, where he pleaded guilty to possessing weapons with serial numbers removed, making them untraceable. “With today’s guilty plea, Miner has been held accountable and faces a prison sentence for possessing an illegal firearm with obliterated serial numbers that he purchased from an undercover agent,” (…) According to officials, Miner expressed support online for racially and ethnically motivated violence — he celebrated the August 2017 white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., and the December 2019 machete attack at a synagogue in upstate Monsey. According to the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District, Miner disavowed interest in conducting an attack himself, but posted Instagram messages displaying suicidal ideations and fantasizing about “martyring” himself and “go[ing] out in a blaze of glory” in a mass shooting.

via qchron: Bayside Nazi guilty of buying illegal firearms

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