D.C. Resident Arrested For Running A Facebook Virtual Gun Store

By John Crump

Ammoland Shooting SportsU.S.A.-(Ammoland.com)- D.C. resident, Allan James, is facing felony firearms charges after running what the FBI called a “virtual gun store” on Facebook.

According to court documents, the FBI received a tip that the felon was selling rifles, handguns, ammunition and AR15 magazines on the “Made Mane Yusef” Facebook page that he ran for his illegal business. The FBI was able to get conversations between James and other users about the selling of firearms and ammunition. James also made videos show the guns he had for sale which he sold for between $500 and $600

One firearm James was found to have in his possession was a MAC-10 machine pistol that according to James was purchased illegally in Baltimore. James used slang words such as “joint” for gun and “eggs” for bullets. This code did not stop the FBI from being able to figure out what James was selling on the public Facebook page.

James possession of firearms was an open secret on Facebook. He was very open about carrying and selling guns. His mother wrote on one video “Really Allan that video. Wow. When are you going to get it. Everybody know you strapped. You have to broadcast it.” James did not act on his mothers’ criticism.

According to D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham said his intelligence does an excellent job of using social media to track criminals like James. He stated to Fox 5 in DC, “We have made a number of cases where we see images of people holding firearms. These are extremely difficult cases to make, but that brazenness, we have a response to that. I’m hopeful, and I will reiterate this – if somebody sees something like that, please forward it to our investigators so we can take a look at it.”

James faces a court hearing in November and currently being held without bond. The repeated felon was arrested in South East D.C. carrying a firearm. He faces local and federal firearms charges.

John CrumpAbout John Crump

John is a NRA instructor and a constitutional activist. He is the former CEO of Veritas Firearms, LLC and is the co-host of The Patriot News Podcast which can be found at www.blogtalkradio.com/patriotnews. John has written extensively on the patriot movement including 3%’ers, Oath Keepers, and Militias. In addition to the Patriot movement, John has written about firearms, interviewed people of all walks of life, and on the Constitution. John lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and sons and is currently working on a book on the history of the patriot movement and can be followed on Twitter at @crumpyss or at www.crumpy.com.

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THIS is EXACTLY what all the anti-gun legislators need to realize. A REPEAT FELON selling illegal guns!

Perhaps NOW the anti-gun legislators will start drafting bills to create some sort of “special permit” for dumbass felons like this one to be able sell their hardware over the Internet just so they are not offended or oppressed by anyone?


Must be fake news because we all know you are not allowed to even say gun on Facebook nevermind selling them on there. Didn’t anyone tell him there is a law against what he was doing. We all know if the criminal only knew what he was doing was illegal he would have a change of heart. I guess Facebook only cracks down on legal gun sellers but welcomes the criminal sellers with open arms..


Looks like stupidity runs in his family tree.


Point proven, you can not legislate morals and law is only a tool for prosecutors after crimes and arrests.


You know. Gun control would of stopped this from happening right? Lol
Nope, no fixin stupid.

Buck Cassidy

What is wrong with my comments that you do not post any of them?

Wild Bill

@BC, I think that they are having a software problem. We are all experiencing the same posting problem.

Buck Cassidy

There must be a mistake somewhere. Or perhaps, missing signage. Everyone knows that convicted felons don’t/ aren’t have firearms or ammo. And if he was selling illegal firearms and ammo, it was only to help his poor momma and so he could buy textbooks at the community college!

Dave in Fairfax

I’ll be darned! Maybe you CAN fix stupid.