A redneck killed three cops. He was afraid Barack Obama was going to ban guns. This is the second shooting in two days, bringing the total shootings in the last couple months to six. The guy had an AK-47 assault rifle and "several powerful handguns, including a .357 Magnum." Too bad that AK wasn't illegal, maybe three officers wouldn't have died.
Although the guy's irrational fear of Barack Obama probably had nothing to do with triggering this (he had just lost his job), can anyone honestly say that particular anger didn't contribute something to it? This is exactly the kind of shit I was talking about when I said people were taking right wing propaganda seriously. People just snap. And as long as they continue to spread lies about the president, this stuff is just going to keep on happening, at least until the economy improves. I mean I'm really not trying to jump the gun here. I don't want to believe talk radio's lies had something to do with this, but he really thought Obama was going to try to ban guns. It was a belief he held. You can't just ignore that.