By Justanon | AuxBeacon News Contributor
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Last night you released a reader comment stating that a retired US Marine and member of Civil Air Patrol had been arrested by the ATF for manufacturing and selling fully automatic machine guns. The comment advised that Civil Air Patrol’s Sean Dey, 40, of Torrington, CT had just been sentenced to two years in prison for his crime of manufacturing and selling these weapons. He is required to report to prison on March 29.
In support of Sean Dey, a memo submitted by his defense attorney(s) stated that Dey
“served honorably in the Marine Corps, and his four-year term of service included a deployment to Kosovo during the Kosovo War. Since that time, Mr. Dey’s service to his country has continued, including through his civic engagement with the Civil Air Patrol and most importantly through his long-term care of another military veteran, his wife,” for whom he cares each day.
The response in the judgment would have none of that.
“The fact that Mr. Dey knew the fully automatic firearms he manufactured were (1) illegal, (2) being resold by a friend, and (3) being resold to individuals whom he neither knew nor cared to know. The fact that he personally sold one machine gun to a convicted felon in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The fact that he knew the machine guns he made were being sold not in his backyard, but in Bridgeport, Connecticut, over an hour away from his own home. Such behavior failed to ‘exemplify the ultimate in ethical and moral behavior’ and to ‘do what is right, to adhere to a higher standard of personal conduct, to lead by example, and to make tough decisions under stress and pressure.’”
On first read of that comment with no support, I guessed you had been fooled by one of Civil Air Patrol’s dirty little cadet cyber-trolls. However, the story is true and Dey and his wife really were members of Northwest Hills Composite Squadron, Torrington, CT.
The original comment also suggested that the Civil Air Patrol is a “gateway” organization and was dropped onto an older story about our cadets receiving firearms training from a KKK weapons instructor. I have watched members of Civil Air Patrol’s counter-drug program suggest that cannabis is a “gateway drug” while their corrupt commanders push Jack Daniels on their social media. This month’s reports about alcohol related rapes at our military service academies reveal a serious problem and not something that Civil Air Patrol members and commanders should be mocking. Here are a few images you may need at some point in time. [links redacted]
Where is the failed self-serving Heather Wilson in all of this?
In case you haven’t already done the work, Civil Air Patrol proudly announced in September 2016 that Major Jessica Dey was succeeding Major Timothy Ceritello as commander of Northwest Hills Composite Squadron. Ciretello previously took command of that squadron on November 6th 2014. According to its website, Northwest Hills Composite Squadron meets weekly on Thursdays at the Torrington Armory. Addresses for Jessica and Sean Dey have been identical.
Your quick tour through CAP social media shows the attitude of Civil Air Patrol leaders from Pacific Region to Southeast and Northeast Regions. Through decades of grooming and brainwashing our commanders have somehow regressed back to the late 1950s and early 1960s to send up a program that is once again in dire need of a Phoenix reconstruction.
• Man sentenced to prison for making machine guns
• Torrington man gets 2 years in prison in machine gun case
More evidence that we have a problem with right wing radicalization on our military and paramilitary organizations.
Hasson’s hit list included former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke and U.S. Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson. Also on the list were U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
“Have to take serious look at appropriate individual targets, to bring greatest impact. Professors, DR’s, Politicians, Judges, leftists in general,” Hasson wrote in a draft email on June 2, 2017. “Much blood will have to be spilled to get whitey off the couch.”
Please do more on this. I’ve always been intrigued by the paranoid politics of the time with the different KKK, John Birch Society, Military and Civil Air Patrol connections that led to so many wives calling the feds after that sad to November day to confess that their husbands were probably the killer. The roadside Billboards of the time were like Facebook memes now, don’t ya think?
Wait a minute. If it is legal for CAP cadets of age and Senior Members to legally consensually sodomize each other, then what is wrong with CAP senior members possessing firearms (legal ones), promoting alcohol consumption, and legally patronizing hookers like Air Force Amy at the Bunny Ranch in Nevada on Military Appreciation Night?
Some of your readers and commenters need to get over their pacifist and puritanical bias. Yosemite Sam is the new model for the kind of Civil Air Patrol cadets we need in this country.
Man, I didn’t think you uptighty whities would print something like this. On a related note, Bill Conkling is running an incredible Maggies Farm operation all around Colorado Springs home of those cadets who at 7,258 feet above sea level-are far, far higher than those at West Point or Annapolis.
Roger that, with even more to it.
As part of their brand management, CAP desperately seeks to keep their name out of negative news stories. When Civil Air Patrol members are reported in the media for unsafe, antisocial or criminal behavior, CAP’s anonymous trolls often rush to suggest that the relationship with Civil Air Patrol should not come in to play if the action happened off CAP activity time.
That position is laughably invalid for a couple of reasons.
First, with respect to a member who makes and sells illegal fully automatic weapons or who shoots at the President in his off-duty time, revealing his political affiliations and Civil Air Patrol membership allows for statistical tracking so that we can confirm or reject claims that Civil Air Patrol is being used to groom and indoctrinate young teens into extremist right wing positions.
Second, CAP’s own regulations state that members should be removed for behavior that poorly represents the organization. Many members have been removed from Civil Air Patrol positions, cadet squadrons or from the entire organization for private life behavior that represents a risk the organization can’t afford to assume. Cindy McCain is one unfortunate example.
Sometimes, this regulation is selectively enforced, especially if a member is indispensable or has blackmail quality dirt on a high profile commander or other important member, such as a rainmaker.
This story would be better if you added the passage from the Register article that reads:
The memo submitted by the defense said that Dey “served honorably in the Marine Corps, and his four-year term of service included a deployment to Kosovo during the Kosovo War. Since that time, Mr. Dey’s service to his country has continued, including through his civic engagement with the Civil Air Patrol and most importantly through his long-term care of another military veteran, his wife,” for whom he cares each day.
Not all, but way too many are attempting to turning military service into a cult of no accountability hero worship.
If you [redacted]-wads think you can dissuade me and my CAP cadets from learning how to take out the filthy walking dead by attending an NRA Basic Marksmanship Encampment (BME), you got another thing coming.
Nothing like using the program to gin up the cadets to make them ready for a bit of the old ultra-violence.
Has Civil Air Patrol changed their regulations on how members represent the program? Can I run a legal prostitution business in Nevada and still be a den mother err squadron commander to these cubs?