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DALLAS: Jury deciding if violent intent in weapons case
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DALLAS: Jury deciding if violent intent in weapons case

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- A federal jury has to decide if a Georgia militia supporter had violent intent when he drove with a handgun and assault rifle to an East Tennessee courthouse to show support for a political extremist.

Wesley Huff of Dallas, Ga., testified at his trial in Knoxville that he has a gun carry permit and had no intention of violence April 20, 2010 when he went to the Monroe County Courthouse.

Huff is charged with carrying a firearm across a state line intending to use it in a civil disorder. He is also charged with transporting a firearm in relation to another felony, which on conviction carries a mandatory two-year minimum prison sentence.

Prosecutors told jurors starting their deliberations Monday that Huff intended a violent takeover of Madisonville and the courthouse.

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