On May 3, FBI agents arrested Buford “Bucky” Rogers, 24, of Montevideo, Minnesota, alleging that he was planning some sort of terrorist attack on nearby targets. A search of his residence allegedly uncovered a cache of weapons that included an AKM assault rifle, suspected pipe bombs, and Molotov cocktails.
Rogers, convicted of felony burglary charges in 2011, was charged with being a felon in possession of a weapon.
Rogers was part of the militia movement and purported to run a militia group he called the Black Snake Militia. Through social media Rogers called for others to arm themselves against the government. In a series of Facebook posts on June 15, 2011, Rogers wrote, “together we can fight back they wont take me down without a fight i hope that you wont go down easy eather.”
He alluded to fighting against the NWO (New World Order) who he says has taken away the right to bear arms and the freedom of speech. He also wrote “ever[y]one better get your guns ready cuz there comeing FEMA,” a reference to a conspiracy theory that our government will soon declare martial law and dissidents will be housed in FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) concentration camps. He also wrote, “The war is here tsa agents are doing random [checks] and shooting people for no re[a]son.”
Additional social networking profiles seemingly connected to Rogers also allude to violence.
A profile attributed to the screen name “Davd Black” (but displaying a photo used in another Buford Roger profile) called for violence in April 2013 writing “they fired the first shot already if your with me hit me up and we can take action” and “i know what we have to do time to rise i go[t] my rifle side arm and my rope for strin[g]ing tra[i]tors up lets go get umm boyz... this next c[o]uple months will be something to rem[e]ber."
In a January 2013 post he asserted that, “The president has declared war on our Republic and so we will take action! ….So just like a rattle snake a warning only lasts so long the rattle has ended and now we STRIKE If you think we can still restore our republic by peaceful means you are sorely mistaken I wish i was wrong but I'm not I know the way the N.W.O./New World Order works and they will not go down with out a fight nor will we THIS IS A CALL TO ARMS!! … THE 2ND AMERICAN REVOLUTION begins tonight!!!