Doomsday Prepper (and Convicted Felon) Tyler Smith Jailed for Illegal Firearms
The Organic Prepper
January 15th, 2014
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The neighbors of Tyler Smith can breathe a little easier. HeÂ is in jail and, you know, it couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy. (ahem)
Remember the episode of National Geographic’s Doomsday Preppers back in November in which a camo-clad moron warned the preparedness community of his impending attacks on their homesteads? (You can refresh your memory HERE)
âWeâre not in it to stockpile. Weâre in it to take what you have and thereâs nothing you can do to stop us,â Tyler Smith says. âWe are your worst nightmare, and we are coming.â
Smith, 29, is the leader of Spartan Survival. The group has more than 80 dues-paying members. Smith founded the organization in 2005 to train and prepare others on survivalism.
On Tuesday night, Smithâs story will be told on the National Geographic Channel survivalist TV show âDoomsday Preppers.â (source)
Well, as it turns out, there IS something that can be done to stop him. Smith is a convicted felon. Â A truly stellar individual, he’s a level one sex offender who was convicted in 2009 ofÂ communicating with a minor for immoral purposes, when he inappropriately touched a drunken 14-year-old girl in an Auburn parking lot. He was also convicted of stealing a motorcycle in 2009.
Being a convicted felon precludes the ownership of firearms.
So all of those guns he was showing off on TV when he was boasting about his firepower? Illegal.
Smith, for his 15 minutes of fame, just landed himself back in jail (which, given his desire to steal from preppers in a disaster scenario, might just be the best place for him).
[Sheriff's department spokesman Ed] Troyer said the Buckley man came to the departmentâs attention âby people all over the country bringing him to our attention.â
âReality TV crashed into reality,â he said.
Deputies have been investigating Smith since the television episode aired Nov. 12.
âWe have video and pictures of him (Smith) loading guns and firing them,â Troyer said. âHe verbally expressed a threat to his neighbors while being armed.â
“If I could (afford it), I would fire a couple thousand rounds a day,â Smith said at the time.
He also said he had a regional map of places he can get supplies by force, and studied medicine, including how to perform a cesarean section on his wife. Â (source)
If you recall, Smith smugly referred to himself as the “apex predator
” in his area. Â He warned, âWeâll kick your door in and take your supplies. âŠ We are the marauders.â
It looks like this particular “apex predator” is no longer at the top of the food chain.
Hat tip to JhT!
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Contributed by Daisy Luther of The Organic Prepper.
Daisy Luther is a freelance writer and editor who lives in a small village in the Pacific Northwestern area of the United States. Â She is the author ofÂ The Pantry Primer: How to Build a One Year Food Supply in Three Months.Â On her website, The Organic Prepper, Daisy writes about healthy prepping, homesteading adventures, and the pursuit of liberty and food freedom. Â Daisy is a co-founder of the website Nutritional Anarchy, which focuses on resistance through food self-sufficiency. Daisy’s articles are widely republished throughout alternative media.Â You can follow her on Facebook, Pinterest,Â and Twitter, and you can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
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