‘Alt-Right Armory’ podcast host and father arrested for illegal firearms possession
A right-wing activist known for hosting a podcast about firearms along with his 67-year-old father has been arrested on federal charges of illegal possession of firearms, according to federal prosecutors.
Joseph Paul Berger, the 32-year-old host of the podcast “Alt-Right Armory,” was indicted along with his father, Joseph Raymond Berger. Both are from Bethlehem in Northeastern Pennsylvania, and the announcement of their arrest came on Thursday, February 10 from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Business Insider’s Kelsey Vlamis quotes William S. Walker, an acting special agent for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, as saying, “This father-and-son duo possessed a small artillery of firearms in their home, including more than a dozen machine guns and silencers. This type of fire-power is incredibly dangerous if in the wrong hands.”
The indictment, according to Vlamis, alleged that the Bergers illegally possessed 13 fully automatic machine guns and 12 silencers.
U.S. Attorney Jennifer Williams warned, “These weapons are extremely dangerous, which is why there are laws regulating their possession.”
The Bergers have pleaded “not guilty” to the charges. If convicted, the men face up to 30 years in prison and $270,000 in fines.
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