Benjamin McDowell, a 29-year-old felon and white supremacist, was arrested for buying a gun from an undercover FBI agent.
The FBI arrested a white supremacist with felony convictions for buying a gun from an undercover agent, the Justice Department announced this week.
Benjamin McDowell, 29, was arrested Wednesday in Myrtle Beach after buying a .40-caliber Glock and ammo from the undercover FBI agent for $109, according to the criminal complaint.
According to the agent, the firing pin on the gun had been filed down so it could not be used. McDowell had spoken to the agent of wanting to plan an attack “in the spirit of Dylann Roof,” who in 2015 killed nine people in an African American church in Charleston.
“I got the heart to do that shit,” McDowell said, “but I don’t have the good training.”
McDowell continued: “I seen what Dylann Roof did and in my heart I reckon I got a little bit of hatred and I…I want to do that shit. Like, I got desire…not for nobody else…it just…I want something where I can say, ‘I fucking did that’…me personally.”
McDowell told the agent he wanted to commit the attack outside of Horry County and did not want to …Read the Rest