I didn’t know about it until my husband called to tell me about it (and to make sure I’m wasn’t anywhere near the Holocaust Museum).
Here’s what’s known about the shooter so far.
MSNBC is reporting that the authorities have identified the suspect, who is said to have been born in 1920, and believe he has some connections with a white supremacist organization.
The network reported that a Google search of his name has led law enforcement to white supremacist or anti-government sites.
According to MSNBC, the suspect was once sentenced to prison for eleven years after walking into the Federal Reserve armed with a sawed-off shotgun and handgun.
MSNBC is claiming that the suspect’s name is James W. von Brunn, who runs the website, Holy Western Empire.
A bio on the alleged shooter’s site describes the 1981 incident in his own words, using racist language to condemn the jury and judge who convicted him.
In 1981 Von Brunn attempted to place the treasonous Federal Reserve Board of Governors under legal, non-violent, citizens arrest. He was tried in a Washington, D.C. Superior Court; convicted by a Negro jury, Jew/Negro attorneys, and sentenced to prison for eleven years by a Jew judge. A Jew/Negro/White Court of Appeals denied his appeal. He served 6.5 years in federal prison.
(A screenshot of the website is posted at the bottom of this story)
Fox News spent considerable time Wednesday afternoon speculating whether the shooter was of Muslim descent, but stopped soon after MSNBC reported the shooter was white.
Anyway, I’d write more, but I can’t write right now.
Maybe I’ll write about this next week.
It’ll still be news then. Right?
OK. I’m a bad, bad, boy. But when I read stuff like this, I know what I need to do.
This afternoon, a gunman apparently shot at least one person at the Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC. MSNBC is reporting that the suspected shooter, who also sustained gunshot wounds, is James Von Brunn, a white supremacist born in 1920. Brunn has been approvingly cited on Stormfront, a national white supremacist website. He is apparently the author of a tract called, “Kill the Best Gentiles,” which his website describes as “a new, hard-hitting exposé of the JEW CONSPIRACY to destroy the White gene-pool.” Brunn, a WWII veteran, also wrote a screed on President Obama’s citizenship that was re-posted to popular right-wing message board Free Republic:
I know what I have to do. See, the Freepers naturally pulled Von Brunn’s post. (Much in the same way that Lucianne Goldberg pulled an article about the death of Obama’s grandmother from her site, when the comments became too embarrassing.)
So, I went to Google cache and grabbed what screenshots I could. (Some pages apparently weren’t cached.)
That’s page one. You can see the whole set here.
Plus, Gawker has it that he was a favorite at "Stormfront."