Arizona Man Indicted for Plot to Ignite Race War with Firearm Sales

An Arizona man named Mark Adams Prieto, who is 58 years old, has been indicted by a federal grand jury. The Justice Department revealed that Prieto was trying to sell firearms to be used in a mass shooting to spark a “race war.” This means he was trying to start a fight between people of different races. Prieto is from Prescott, Arizona, and he is facing serious charges for his actions.

The charges against Prieto include Firearms Trafficking, Transfer of a Firearm for Use in a Hate Crime, and Possession of an Unregistered Firearm. These are very serious charges that could result in a long time in prison if he is found guilty. The DOJ, which is the part of the government in charge of making sure people follow the laws, shared this information in a press release.

Prieto was talking with two people who he thought shared his beliefs about white supremacy. These two people were actually working with the FBI. They talked about carrying out a mass shooting to harm black Americans and other racial minorities. They wanted to do this to create more violence between people of different races before the next presidential election.

The plan was to target a place where many black Americans gather, like a rap concert. Prieto planned to leave confederate flags at the scene and say things like “KKK all the way.” This shows that he had very harmful intentions and wanted to spread hate and fear.

It is important for law enforcement to investigate people who want to cause harm to others. When Prieto mentioned wanting to start a “race war” at a gun show, someone reported him to the authorities. The FBI then worked to catch him in the act of trying to sell weapons for his dangerous plan. Now, Prieto could be sent to prison for a very long time if he is found guilty of these serious crimes.

It is very troubling to hear about someone like Mark Adams Prieto, who wanted to use guns to harm others because of their race. This kind of hatred and violence has no place in our society. It is important for people to treat each other with kindness and respect, no matter what they look like or where they come from. The actions of individuals like Prieto remind us why it is so important to stand against hate and work towards a peaceful and inclusive society.

Written by Staff Reports

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