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just the tip of the iceberg that's how prosecutors described multiple gun and drug charges against the US Coast Guard officer who they said amassed an arsenal of weapons and wrote that he wanted to quote kill almost every last person on earth lieutenant Chris house and appeared in federal court in greenbelt Maryland on Thursday accused of plotting deadly attacks against prominent Democrats and journalists he's been ordered held for two weeks while prosecutors consider further charges Maryland US district attorney Robert her said Hansen posed a serious threat the sheer number and force of the weapons that were recovered from Mr Haskins residents in this case coupled with the disturbing nature of his writings , the very significant threat to the safety of our community particularly given the position of trust that Mister hasn't held with the United States government , secure said house and was a white nationalist who had amassed fifteen firearms and more than one thousand rounds of ammunition in his Silver Spring Maryland home near Washington his public defender argued Haskins gun collection was not excessively large and said he should not be criminalized for his quote thoughts citing disturbing emails he had drafted but did not send hacen who was detained on Friday had been stockpiling weapons since two thousand seventeen and had drawn up a list of potential targets including house speaker Nancy Pelosi and MSNBC television host Joe Scarborough prosecutors say house and had also been studying manifestos by Unabomber Theodore Kaczynski and Norwegian far right extremist Anders Breivik who in two thousand eleven killed eight people with a car bomb in Oslo and shot dead sixty nine more at a youth camp