So here are 2 very current stories here about 2 raving wingnuts who had LOTS of guns and weren't supposed to, posting hit lists on facebook or whatever, STILL openly threatening to kill people.
Guy #1 is the sort I have been warning you about:
Police in Clarkstown, New York have confiscated a cache of high-powered weapons and body armor from a man who was arrested for posting death threats against against many Democratic politicians and every liberal supporter of President Barack Obama.What did cops do to find this guy? They listened to his landlady when she complained after reading his facebook page.
Mulqueen’s landlady had tipped off police after she found a “hit list” posted on Facebook that threatened Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY), Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY) and all members of the Congressional Black Caucus.So this guy was not supposed to have guns of any sort to begin with and yet he has the audacity to post a hit list and threaten people.
Nyack-Piermont Patch reported that police searched Mulqueen’s home and found two high-powered rifles, two bayonets, a sword, a knuckle knife, body armor and ammunition. Included in the 100 rounds of ammunition were 27 so-called “tank buster” .50 caliber armor-piercing shells.
Previous criminal convictions meant that it was illegal for Mulqueen to possess the weapons.
The mind reels.
We'll never know if a tragedy was prevented or not: I see little harm in imagining this to be the case.
Guy #2 is the sort that I expect our government to spy on, since they want to spy on all of us anyway.
FBI: Neo-Nazi amassed 40,000 rounds, 18 weapons in plot to kill black and Jewish leadersSo we have 2 guys, both clearly fixated on guns, both with prior felonies involving guns and hurting/killing people, amassing caches of weapons and posting hitlists on the intertubes, threatening to kill liberals, Democrats, blacks, the President, and Jews. Both spent time in prison and were released.
A convicted felon and alleged neo-Nazi amassed 40,000 rounds of ammunition and planned to kill black and Jewish community leaders in Detroit as part of a “hit list,” WXYZ-TV reported on Thursday.
Federal authorities said this week that a search of 47-year-old federal suspect Richard Schmidt’s home revealed the list and apparent plans to kill Scott Kaufman, executive director of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit, and Rev. Wendell Anthony, president of the Detroit chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
According to NBC News, Schmidt was indicted in January 2013 on federal charges of possessing firearms, ammunition and body armor, all of which violated his parole. Schmidt was released from prison in 2003, after 13 years of incarceration in Ohio following a homicide conviction for shooting and killing a man during a traffic stop. Schmidt also wounded two others during that attack.
Investigators then found 18 weapons inside Schmidt’s home in Ohio in December 2012, including various types of shotguns and high-caliber rifles, including two different AR-15
Mr. Neo-Nazi is reported as having bought his guns at 'gun shows' where he did not have to deal with background checks. Unsure how Mr. Liberal-Hater got his hardware.
Mr Liberal-Hater is one who feared the government was going to take away his guns.
He has nobody to blame but himself.
And losing his guns will be the least of his problems.
And while I am unsure about Mr. Liberal-Hater, I feel more concerned that Mr. Neo-Nazi represents a tragedy averted.