Posted By: J
Date: Friday, 7-Aug-2009 14:41:03 Stratiotes is a moderator over at http://www.awrm.org an Appleseed Instructor, Patriot.

He’s fought off a legal attack on the rifle range he uses to revive marksmanship but he is under renewed assault after FBI attempted to penetrate an Appleseed shoot to entrap him-they weren’t successful. So the bastards are trying to use the same tactic they did in 2002; the berm he uses as a backstop to his range-they’re making a huge court case out of it to bankrupt him, and take his farm away. Everything he’s worked for.

Are we going to by typical ‘murikans or do we do the right thing and rally ’round a Patriot. That wasn’t even a rhetorical question-it shouldn’t even be a question!

Article and link below:

AWRM is under attack. And they’re attacking us through one of the administrators, James Faire. That’s right. Our very own STRATIOTES.

We’re limited in what we can say about this case, because of the pending litigation. So we’ll tell you what we can, and let you fill in the blanks.

It started with Homeland Security running surveillance on James’ farm. The FBI wired up confidential informants and sent them in to the Appleseed Shoots he was running.

They could find no criminal activity. So they had to try something else.

They started with a smear campaign. The newspaper and television station reported that James had been seen with “criminals.” James holds unpopular political opinions (unpopular with that newspaper and television station, at least.) He has an unpopular hobby (firearms training and instruction). And, of course, all guns and gun owners are bad.

There was a complaint about the noise. The Snohomish County Sheriff Department, who had known about the range for years (some of the deputies even used that range), investigated. They found no violation. That should have been the end of it. It wasn’t.

James Faire soon received notice that the berm that was on the property to allow for safe shooting, was in violation of several ordinances under the Shoreline Management Act. Huge penalties would apply if he did not immediately act. Penalties so huge that, in a short time, they will exceed the total value of the property. They will bankrupt and destroy him.

There are several reasons the property is not in violation. Grandfather clauses, the amount of dirt moved, all of these had been dealt with in 2002. But this isn’t about land-use violations, or shooting. It’s about punishing James Faire for his political activities.

They’re not even being particularly original about it. They’re using the same “code violation” they used against against him back in 2002. (That was about the same time government agents went after Ron Herzog and Charlie Puckett. Funny how that works, isn’t it?)

He won that case back in 2002. But now they’re trying the same thing again, with renewed vigor. Attorney bills are mounting, and fast. Even if he wins in court again, James could lose his farm and everything he has worked for.

Oh, Strat will fight on, even if he loses everything. It just isn’t in him to surrender. Everyone who knows James, knows that.

They are determined to ruin Strat. And then they’ll come after the rest of us. Because if they can get Strat, they can get the rest of us.



Folks, I hate asking people for money. To me, it’s the hardest thing about being a political activist. I’m not good at it. I’d rather go door-to-door handing out flyers any day. And I’m aware this isn’t the best time to do it; an awful lot of people are out of work, or working fewer hours. But right now, James Faire needs money.

You wouldn’t hesitate to stand with your rifle in defense of a fellow Patriot. Well, I’m not asking you to do that. I’m asking you to stand with your checkbook. Because, sometimes, a dollar is just as effective as a bullet.

So let’s make a stand, right here, right now. The folks at Lexington and Concord weren’t shy about defending their property. And we shouldn’t be, either. Click here to donate to James Faire’s legal defense fund.


If you don’t want to use PayPal, you can send a check or money order to

Mike Faire
21007 Ben Howard Road
Monroe WA 98272

Every dollar you can give counts.

$20 incoming.
If you need my rifle, just send up a flare.

This is certainly no isolated incident. All over the country FFL’s, range owners and trainers are being harassed, threatened, questioned, intimidated and persecuted by the modern Gestapo.

It’s time to stand and tell the tyrants; “Hell no!”

I was going to post on helping Mike, but I believe this thread should be as uncluttered as possible so I have posted my thoughts here:



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  1. Busboy Says:

    Everyone, it’s important to know that the government has nothing better to do than to hire no-life having losers for the sole purpose of talking trash on the internet. Observe what busboy300@gmail.com puked out on his keyboard:

    Let’s set this straight.

    This fella is not an Appleseed Instructor, and there is no evidence this has anything to do with Appleseed.

    There was never an attempt to “infiltrate” an Appleseed, as the FBI is welcome at Appleseed events.

    The felon involved was never at an Appleseed.

    This is sadly an attempt get a good program involved where it is not.

    “Project Appleseed is a rifle marksmanship and American Heritage program. We have conducted over 600 events nation wide in the last 4 years, in 46 different states and over 130 different locations. These locations range from private property, donated for the clinics, to commercial ranges, including facilities on at least 5 military bases, and several law enforcement ranges.

    Appleseed events are free to kids under 21, women and all military members, as well as elected representatives. Many of our Instructors are current and former law enforcement and military.

    Appleseed does not have “chapters” or independent programs outside of the nationwide program which can be viewed as http://www.appleseedinfo.org

    All Instructors for Appleseed are certified by Appleseed, undergoing lengthy and detailed training in safe rifle and range procedures, marksmanship and history. This training includes a minimum of 3 days of class room study, and 90+ hours of observed, practical application of those principles taught in the class room setting.”

    Note this agent provocateur spouted lies about James Faire, then slapped on some basic boilerplate on the Appleseed Program itself.

    We must all be on guard for those looking to divide us against each other-those will be working for the people who want us to be disarmed, alone, isolated, and not able to hit the side of a barn.

    Support Appleseed. Be aware of the cointelpro.

    J. Croft

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