- Associated Press - Thursday, November 5, 2015

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A federal jury continued its deliberations Thursday in the case of an anti-government activist who authorities say purchased an illegal, automatic shotgun in preparation for an upcoming “war” between U.S. citizens and the government.

Defendant William Krisstofer Wolf of Gallatin County has testified he had no plans for violence until the anticipated conflict arrived.

Wolf says he did not realize he was buying an illegal weapon in March from an undercover FBI agent nicknamed “Dirty.” He claims he was entrapped after the agent and a paid government informant befriended him and claimed to share his extreme views.

Prosecutors argue secretly-taped recordings of Wolf’s interactions with the agent and informant prove he was seeking a mass-casualty weapon and was ready to use it.

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