ATF Arrests ‘Commanding Officer’ Of TX Citizen Militia On Weapons Charges

October 21, 2014 4:36 p.m.

Authorities arrested a Texas man belonging to a citizen militia on weapons charges Monday morning.

Agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives booked Kevin “KC” Massey in Brownsville, Texas, according to local station KGBT.

Massey belonged to the paramilitary group “Camp Lonestar,” a colorful outfit that sports guns, military fatigues, and soul patches in its mission to secure the border.

Massey featured prominently in a September profile in the Texas Observer, referred to as a Lonestar “CO,” or commanding officer.

According to the Observer and KGBT, the militia was inspired to set up camp in Brownsville after a recent surge in undocumented immigration from Central America.

The group also guards against “members of ISIS” crossing the boarder, echoing recent remarks by Texas Gov. Rick Perry.

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