Chad Person Recess Blog – Revisited

Schatzie Ohio won the knife from the Feasting on Small Game post via random comment selection. Congratulations.


Brief post today, I’m revisiting the Chad Person saga. Remember Chad? Remember my post about his swimming pool bunker? Remember his neighbor targeting ways? Then there was the time his homemade shotgun got seized by the ATF.

LOL – Chad.

I still get entertainment out of that guy. He’s a button pushing, self-proclaimed artist. Whatever. The world needs people like Chad, too. I guess that’s why I don’t mind sending traffic his way once in a while. He offers conversation material.

His latest escapades with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms offered an interesting read. From his post on whether his “shotgun” was legal to make:

Last week, the lengthy (and undoubtedly expensive) investigation was closed. While I held my breath, ATF engineers spent months – or maybe just a day – attempting to fire a standard 12 gauge round through my improvised shotgun sculpture. In the end, they met with success.

While I have yet to see any evidence that the sculpture was successfully weaponized, the BATFE has informed me that they have classified my sculpture as a firearm, placing it within jurisdiction of the infamous Gun Control Act (GCA). Hence it would appear that, the act of making the sculpture and my transference of said sculpture to art gallery in Los Angeles was illegal.

You can read the letter the BATFE sent him on his post describing the situation. His story is entertaining if nothing else.

Then in his very next blog post he writes:

Perhaps the most interesting outcome was that the Cease and Desist letter had to be issued in person, signed and witnessed.

That post describes the encounter, meeting an agent (that turned out to be agents), outside a gas station. Not sure I’d want to be conducting Chad’s button pushing ways, but the post is an interesting read. No?

– RM

7 comments… add one
  • ChefBear58 May 12, 2011, 2:16 pm

    I remember reading your post about that guy a while back, fall of last year if memory serves me. He sounds like a complete idiot. However, I guess you’re right, the world does need some guys like that around… and with any luck there will be several other idiots around when he takes himself out of the gene-pool, and hopefully he dispatches himself with a massive explosion, far, far away from people who have a lick-of-sense!

  • Odd Questioner May 12, 2011, 5:25 pm

    Wow… just… wow.

    It took me awhile to dredge through the backstory, but… damn.

    I honestly have no idea what to think of this guy. I mean, on the one hand you can’t fault the guy for making preparations, but on the other? Broadcasting it, making all kinds of noise about his shotgun “sculpture”, and advocating raiding one’s neighbors? WTH?

    It’s almost as if someone wanted to really make the guy out to be a lunatic for political purposes. It’d be one hell of a beautiful Internet troll. In fact, does *anybody* have anything showing that this guy is really that mentally imbalanced? Google keeps coming up dry for anything outside of his artwork.

  • Suburban Survivalist May 12, 2011, 8:05 pm

    He’s lucky not to be getting his rectum professionally stretched at a correctional facility. It’s good to post about him for a lesson in how not to do OPSEC.

    • Rushman May 12, 2011, 11:36 pm


  • Rushman May 12, 2011, 11:38 pm

    Chad is an idiot and a poster child of what not to do. Seriously you can buy a legal single shot shotgun for under a bill used this idiot instead goes and messes with the men in black…..dumba$$

    • Steelheart May 13, 2011, 12:09 am

      I can probably find a functional beater of a pump shotgun for $150 or so at a gun shop. More money than a single but also more useful.

      If you wanted something without a paper trail (assuming that’s legal in your state) watch the adds and local gun forums. I’m sure that you’ll be able to find something.

      Now, if you care about the looks of the gun (and you might have found a good deal) you might pay a gunsmith a few bucks to chop the barrel at 18″+ (keep it legal kids). If you don’t care about the looks, a hack saw is cheap.

      Now the drawback to all this is that you don’t get to blog about your dealings with federal agents…


  • Schatzie Ohio May 13, 2011, 8:54 am

    I am so EXCITED to win the knife. Thanks so much.


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