Ricin Laced Letter Sent To Michael Bloomberg
Who would have guessed than gun fanatics are also murderous psychopaths?
A push for stricter gun laws made someone angry enough to sent a letter believed to be tainted with ricin to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg
Police think the same person also sent a ricin letter to the DC headquarters of a group that Bloomberg helps run called Mayors Against Illegal Guns, reports the New York Times.
“The writer, in letters, threatened Mayor Bloomberg, with references to the debate on gun laws,” says an NYPD spokesperson. No symptoms were reported in Washington after the letter there was opened over the weekend, reports AP. Preliminary tests turned up traces of ricin in the anonymous letters, and more thorough testing is underway.
Police Uncover 5th Grader’s Plan To Kill Classmate
Police announced they had uncovered and stopped a murder plot by two fifth-grade boys in Colville, Washington.
According to reports, the obvious spawns of Satan brought a .45-caliber Remington 1911 semiautomatic handgun and a knife to school, intending to kill a classmate “because she was really annoying.” “My background is a high school counselor and psychologist, and quite frankly, in 30-plus years, I never heard of anything like this at this age level,” said the school superintendent.
It all happened on the morning of Feb. 7 when a fourth-grade student told a teacher he had seen an older student with a knife. The teacher searched both the fifth-grader’s bag and that of his friend, finding the weapons in the latter. The boys confessed their plan was that one would kill the girl with the knife while the other used the gun to prevent anyone from interfering. They also planned to injure six other classmates.
“To me, 10- and 11-year-olds do bad things,” said the local prosecutor. “They throw rocks through windows. They shoot BB guns at people’s cars. They hit people with sticks, they set a cat on fire. Those are things that children do. But this was a plot to kill.” A hearing to determine whether they had the capacity to commit a crime is set for Wednesday.
I don’t know about you, but what I found most troubling about this story is that this man thinks setting a cat on fire is normal kid’s stuff.
Obama, Biden Unveil Gun Plan
Today President Obama and Joe Biden laid out their gun control plan, calling for an ambitious $500 million program.
Biden started by boasting that his team had consulted 229 groups, from law enforcement to gun advocacy organizations before making its recommendations. “The world has changed, and it’s demanding action,” he said.
Obama followed, calling for universal background checks—which, he said, 70% of NRA members supported—and a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, which he noted that Ronald Reagan, too, had called for.
Obama also pointed out that they would still be hard to pass, that some people would soon be “publicly warning of a tyrannical all-out assault on liberty.” He urged people, even in traditionally gun-friendly areas, to push legislators for change. “Ask them what’s more important: Getting an A-grade from the gun lobby … or giving parents some peace of mind when they drop their child off for first grade.” He finished by signing what he said were 23 executive orders intended to immediately address the issue.
Jesse James: Everyone Should Join The NRA
Jessee James is back in the spotlight after he weighed into the raging gun-control debate, arguing that California is violent because of its gun laws.
“For the last 20 years living in California, I could never let my guard down, not even for a minute,” Sandra Bullock’s ex wrote on his Facebook page, saying he saw a dead body once a week on his way to work in Southern California. “I have seen more dead bodies than I can count. … This is what living in a state with strict gun control was like.”
Now living in Texas, James says the more relaxed gun laws make him feel safer: “I have not seen one dead body, have not experienced any drive-by shootings,” he writes. “I can now relax, and live life in this free country.”
His call for people to join the NRA has sparked a war of comments on Facebook, but the former owner of West Coast Choppers is no stranger to controversy—having cheated on Bullock, bashed gays, loved Nazis, and gone into rehab for “personal issues.”
The NRA Is Back To Its Crazy Old Self
The NRA was doing really well handling the Connecticut shooting: They kept quiet and then issued a very short statement regretting the events and supporting the families who lost loved ones… Oh how quickly things change.
A defiant –and probably stoned– Wayne LaPierre came out today to discuss gun control… kind of: “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” said the group’s top lobbyist, calling on Congress to require armed security guards in all the nation’s schools.
Really? Yes, really.
The NRA was rolling out an initiative to help make the proposal happen. The group’s reactivated Facebook account warns that “President Obama supports gun control measures, including reinstating an assault weapons ban,” reports AP
LaPierre predicted sensational headlines about his recommendations. “But since when did ‘gun’ automatically become a bad word?” LaPierre also blamed the media for allowing a culture of violence to permeate the nation, singling out video games such as “Kindergarten Killers.” At one point, a woman began shouting, “The NRA has blood on its hands” and “Ban assault weapons now” and got escorted from the building.
Obama Talks Gun Control
President Obama went further into the issue of gun control in the wake of the Aurora shootings.
Obama declared support for background checks on gun buyers and better enforcement of gun laws, and said that “AK-47s belong in the hands of soldiers,” not criminals—which could imply future support for an assault-weapons ban similar to one that expired in 2004, the Washington Post notes.
The move is somewhat unexpected, since just this week White House press secretary Jay Carney implied Obama would not wade into the issue of new gun legislation, thanks in part to Congressional opposition. But yesterday, Obama said gun reform has too often been “defeated by politics and by lobbying and eventually by the pull of our collective attention elsewhere.” Also yesterday, Mitt Romney reiterated his position that stricter gun laws would not have made a difference in Aurora. “A lot of what this young man did was clearly against the law, but the fact that it was against the law did not prevent it from happening,” Romney told NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams.
Listen To George: Jason Alexander Talks Gun Control
George Costanza is all for gun control.
Former Seinfeld actor Jason Alexander has taken to Twitter to voice his stance on gun control, noting that the weapon on the Dark Knight massacre was “a military weapon. Why should it be in non-mil hands?”
After that prompted online debate, he offered a lengthy follow-up attacking “absolutists,” or “ideologues” who think “they hold the only truth, everyone else is dangerous. Ever meet a terrorist that doesn’t believe that? Just asking,” he wrote, according to ABC News.