Federal agents executed a search warrant against a YouTube personality who traveled across states to take part in the rioting. Federal agents recovered several guns that were scattered across Jake Paul's compound, including a long gun propped against a hot tub in the backyard. The search warrant was issued for Calabasas in California and Las Vegas, Nevada.
"The FBI is investigating allegations of criminal acts surrounding the incident at Scottsdale Fashion Square in May 2020," the Federal field office in Phoenix said in a statement.
Jake was under investigation following a looting incident that took place in May in Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona. Jake and his crew filmed the event in which the YouTuber entered a vandalized building and grabbed a bottle of vodka. Local authorities charged him with criminal trespass and unlawful assembly.
However, the local police withdrew the charges to allow federal agents to take up the case due to its cross-border nature. Jake denied taking part in the criminal activity, saying he traveled to document the anger of the residents across the states he passed through.
The FBI did not disclose why they opted to seize his firearms because the investigation is classified. The only possible reason for the confiscation could only be related to the possession of illegal firearms.
Despite his obsession with firearm displays, the former actor supported gun control laws after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. He said the laws should prevent people below 21 years of age from buying firearms, despite videos of him firing guns at 20 the previous year. Jake also believed he was the best advocate for gun control because he grew up around firearms.
"I think it is stronger if it is someone like me who has grown up around guns comes out and says we need to limit these things," he said on Good Morning America show.
His behavior is consistent with any other leftist Hollywood actor who advocates the infringement of people's Second Amendment rights while enjoying the privilege of having firearms around. It would be a shame for the YouTuber if the confiscation were related to gun control.
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