(RestoreAmericanGlory.com) – On Friday, the FBI apprehended Paul Faye from Cunningham, Tennessee, following his alarming statements about intending to harm migrants at the southern U.S. border.
Faye faces charges related to the possession of a firearm that had not been officially registered. The arrest was the culmination of a detailed investigation spanning nearly a year, which included undercover operations, as first highlighted by Court Watch in their reports on court filings.
The investigation began when Faye’s interactions with Bryan Perry, who was later charged with severe federal crimes, came to light. Before Perry’s apprehension, he and Faye had significant communications, during which Faye voiced a wish for them, along with another associate, to go to the border and engage in violent acts.
In one instance, captured during a recorded conversation with an undercover agent in May 2023, Faye spoke about the necessity of training before heading to the border and mentioned, “the patriots are going to rise up because we are being invaded.”
Faye later hinted at possessing explosives by stating he had items that would go “boom boom boom” at his command and indicated it was time to escalate their actions. According to the court documents, there was a concern among law enforcement that Faye intended to use firearms against people at the border.
A search of Faye’s residence uncovered a so-called “war room,” equipped with an array of firearms, ample ammunition, communication devices, and a bulletproof vest, illustrating the seriousness of his intentions.
The evidence gathered led authorities to determine there was sufficient probable cause to charge Faye for owning and potentially intending to distribute a firearm that was not registered with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).
Faye’s arrest occurs amidst growing tensions at the southern border, with Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) maintaining a contentious stance against federal law enforcement authorities. This situation has led to accusations from House Democrats that Abbott’s actions might provoke further violence.
In support of Abbott, several Republican governors have expressed solidarity, with some even offering resources and National Guard support. Additionally, the border has seen an influx of individuals arriving to express their dissent against federal policies.
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