Earlier today, we posted the news regarding more Ricin letters being sent to various officials including the President. We covered lingering pieces of the original case originating out of the quotes used, but didn’t address the new quotes in the new letters.
According to USA Today:
“You will have to kill me and my family before you get my guns. Anyone wants to come to my house will get shot in the face. The right to bear arms is my constitutional God-given right and I will exercise that right till the day I die.”
Given the required attention to detail and steps necessary to produce Ricin, the statement in this letter doesn’t seem to quite fit. Sure, this is clearly not someone thinking clearly to do it in the first place, but the grammar is crappy and the statement itself is over the top. It’s clearly meant to be taken as being from a gun owning “nut”.
Also, it was mailed from Shreveport. Why send it to Bloomberg’s group and not to Mayor Glover of Shreveport who has signed up as part of Mayors Against Illegal Guns?
Our gut instinct: It just feels manufactured.
Democrats and Liberals are wasting no time seizing on these letters to redirect news stories back to gun control and away from the scandals plaguing the White House. Their language is exactly what we think the wording of this letter was meant to portray – “gun nuts”: