Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Domestic Terrorist Kills Holocaust Museum Guard

The Justice Department and Homeland Security are busy these days as agents respond to a second act of domestic terrorism over the past couple of weeks. This time it was white supremacist James W. Von Brunn, 88, who shot and killed 39-year-old Stephen Tyrone Johns.

This is not Von Brunn's first incidence of violence. In 1981 he was convicted of attempting to kidnap members of the Federal Reserve Board. At the time of his arrest he was carrying several weapons.

I fear that as the economy continues to flat line, we will see more of these incidents. Terrorists like Von Brunn needed someone to blame for their economic problems, and his personal history indicated it was African Americans and Jews.

The first thing that came to mind when hearing about this, and Von Brunn's background, is why was this person allowed to own a weapon? And how can we get weapons out of the hands of individuals who so openly display their propensity for violence? How do we balance Second Amendment rights with protecting citizens from such clear domestic terrorists?

What do you think?

1 comment:

Dr. Zaius said...

Some people are so stupid and sick. How could have Von Brunn thought that this vile act was a good idea? He woke up that morning and thought, "Today's the day!" It's hard to imagine what he was thinking.