A Florida-based far-right extremist and self-described Trump supporter is facing up to 30 years in prison after federal agents raided his home and found unregistered weapons.
Paul Miller, 32, who liked wearing a Nazi armband and dress up as Batman and the Joker as he flashed a gun in videos he uploaded online, pleaded guilty to three felony counts for possession of an unregistered firearm and ammunition and possession of a weapon as a felon.
He was arrested after the FBI found a rifle and almost 850 rounds of ammunition during a raid on his Florida home in March, The Washington Post reports, citing a criminal complaint.
“Inside a dryer in Miller’s residence, authorities also discovered a lower receiver for a rifle, attached to a collapsible rifle stock, and disassembled from an upper receiver featuring a 10.5 inch barrel,” the complaint said. “None of these parts bore any manufacturer markings or serial numbers.”
According to the report, federal prosecutors said Miller was “preparing for a civil war.”
Miller said he bought $500 worth of ammunition and rifle parts from a gun show because he feared “antifa” was “trying to kill me.”
Miller’s arrest earlier this year wasn’t his first brush with the law. In 2007, he pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and drug possession with the intent to distribute. A recent criminal complaint says he was convicted of firing a pellet gun at people out of a window. He was also under indictment for possession of a firearm by a felon over an incident that occurred in 2018.
The case is the latest in the FBI’s ramped up efforts to combat domestic terrorism in the wake of the Trump-fueled attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.