Far-right group member jailed for replica 'DIY' machine gun video

James Farrell was jailed at Glasgow High Court after posting a clip online of the 'Ultimate DIY machine pistol'.

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A member of a far-right online group who shared a video on how to make a replica sub-machine gun has been jailed for over two years.

James Farrell joined an online group called ‘Oaken Hearth’ sharing racist and neo-Nazi views with other members.

The 32-year-old appeared at Glasgow High Court where the court heard how his photos and comments included him claiming ‘n*s” were “sub-human” and also later stating: “It is about time someone firebombed a synagogue.”

The ex-security guard went on to post a link to a clip on the making of “The Ultimate DIY machine pistol”.

He pleaded guilty to to a charge under the Terrorism Act and was sentenced to two years and eight months imprisonment.

Farrell ended up being held by police at his family home in Priesthill, Glasgow, following a large-scale probe into the Oaken Hearth group.

He helped get himself caught as being a member as a photo of a right-wing book he had earlier posted had his dog in the background.

Farrell later stated he thought the gun video was “edgy and cool”.

Judge Lord Clark put Farrell under supervision for one year upon his release from prison.

He said: “You accept you were reckless and utterly indifferent to your conduct in transmitting the video WHICH would induce or provide assistance to acts of terrorism.

“You continue to have far-right views and expressed no real remorse and are assessed as having extreme risk of re-offending.

“Any replica gun would be intimidating to anyone presented with it as it is similar to the real pistol it was based on.

“You made the video available to extremists and potential terrorists.

“Terorrism is an abhorrent form of conduct which is highly endangering to our community and taking steps to encourage it must be treated seriously.”

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