Top Leaderboard, Site wide
Truthdig: Drilling Beneath the Headlines
May 24, 2017 Disclaimer: Please read.

Statements and opinions expressed in articles are those of the authors, not Truthdig. Truthdig takes no responsibility for such statements or opinions.

Truthdig Bazaar more items

Ear to the Ground
Email this item Print this item

How Many Crazed Gunmen Is it Going to Take?

Posted on Jun 10, 2009
Flickr / dbking

Inside the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

An 88-year-old anti-Semite shot up the U.S. Holocaust Museum on Wednesday, killing a security guard in the process. President Obama said in response “we must remain vigilant against anti-Semitism.” Sure, but how about getting a little vigilant against guns?

The alleged shooter served six years in prison after showing up at a Federal Reserve meeting with a sawed-off shotgun among other weapons, but he obviously had no trouble rearming.

AP via Yahoo:

In 1983, he was convicted of attempting to kidnap members of the Federal Reserve Board and served more than six years in prison. He was arrested two years earlier outside the room where the board was meeting, carrying a revolver, knife and sawed-off shotgun. At the time, police said von Brunn wanted to take the members hostage because of high interest rates and the nation’s economic difficulties.

Writings attributed to von Brunn on the Internet say the Holocaust was a hoax and decry a Jewish conspiracy to “destroy the white gene pool.”

Read more

New and Improved Comments

If you have trouble leaving a comment, review this help page. Still having problems? Let us know. If you find yourself moderated, take a moment to review our comment policy.

Join the conversation

Load Comments

By Paracelsus, June 10, 2009 at 9:30 pm Link to this comment

Another crazy who spent time in the US military, shot a guard in a holocaust museum. The Parallax Corporation must be working overtime.

Let’s list the nutters who came into full bloom this spring.

1. Jiverly Voong shoots 13 people dead at a classroom teaching US citizenship to national residents.

2. A nutter kills Tiller, an abortion doctor, in his church in Wichita, Kansas.

3. Radio talk show nutter, Hal Turner, calls for violence again Conn. legislators. The news reports refer to him as a blogger.

Meanwhile Congress has been in session considering cyber bullying laws, gun control laws, hate crime/speech laws, and funding for E-verify legislation.

The synchronicity of events is just amazing, and they involve such sexy issues as immigration, guns, abortion, antisemitism, internet blogging and domestic terrorism. All the world is a stage.

However, to live in a nation that values freedom means that we are well rewarded for this freedom. Unfortunately human freedom is a risky thing, but the alternative is to use government to restrict freedom. I would rather take my chances.

I suggest that readers go to Look up the articles on the hippie movement. You will be amazed to find out how culture and trends are created from the top down.

Report this

By Inherit The Wind, June 10, 2009 at 8:39 pm Link to this comment

Gee, the silence from “The Contingent” who relentlessly attack Jews as Zionists, who attribute to Jews all the traditional scheming and money manipulations that this asshole Von Brunn believes, is not a surprise.

Yeah, “TC”, you contribute to the climate that led this shithead to murder a heroic security guard just as much as Hannity, Limbaugh, and O’Reilly helped make the climate that led to Dr. Tiller’s death less than 2 weeks ago.

I hope you are proud of yourselves.

(I’ll bet I get pelted with all sorts of excuses and rationalization, plus a good helping of feigned indignation of “How could you, ITW!”  Well, I can and I do say you have a measure of responsibility.)

Report this

Page 2 of 2 pages  <  1 2

Right Top, Site wide - Care2
Right Skyscraper, Site Wide
Right Internal Skyscraper, Site wide

Like Truthdig on Facebook