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Self-proclaimed ‘prepper’ sentenced on weapons charges

April 14, 2019

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana judge has sentenced a self-proclaimed “prepper” who stockpiled weapons in preparation for society’s collapse to four years in prison.

U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen sentenced 62-year-old Bruce Boone Wann of Kila on Friday. Wann previously pleaded guilty to illegal possession of a machine gun, an unregistered silencer, a short-barreled rifle and a grenade.

Prosecutors say those items were among a larger illegal weapons cache.

The Missoulian reports Wann’s attorney, Shandor Badaruddin, told the judge that Wann was preparing for a future collapse, and didn’t intend to hurt anyone.

Wann told the judge he is a prepper who has put away a five-year food supply. He says he would have used the explosives to blow down trees to keep people from stealing food or harming his family.

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Information from: Missoulian, http://www.missoulian.com