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Man building homemade bombs arrested in alleged plot to kill CA Dem. lawmaker who pushed anti-assault weapon laws

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So there's a guy who makes bombs who allegedly wanted to kill a San Francisco Democratic senator (Leland Yee) who doesn't like military-style weapons falling into the hands of guys who make bombs. Yes, here we go again, this time involving some Bay Area loon who was threatening to kill Yee if he kept pushing legislation to restrict assault weapons.

And firearms "enthusiasts" still insist on giving three patriotic cheers for these homicidal gun nuts' rights?

Via the L.A. Times:

A Bay Area man who authorities say was building homemade bombs has been arrested on suspicion of threatening to kill a state lawmaker.

Everett Basham, 45, was booked Tuesday on multiple charges, including possession of a manufactured explosive and illegal possession of chemicals used to make explosives.

A loaded handgun was found in the suspect's car, per a CHP spokesman. When they went to his house, they discovered “precursors to homemade explosives.”

So remember, kiddies, if you don't like laws that prevent you doing things your own way, or that stop you from having the weapons you want, shoot the person who makes the laws.

Of course, you first need to make sure that person you want to murder doesn't pack heat or drive a tank or control a drone himself, because the Dorner case dispels the “nutty notion that a citizen can be heavily enough armed to fight off the government”

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Breaking news: Bomb threat evacuates Texas Capitol

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Must be scary being the liberal heartland surrounded by so much concentrated crazy.

Law enforcement officials have evacuated the Texas Capitol after police received a 911 call from an unidentified male before 7 a.m. this morning reporting a bomb threat there, police officials said Friday.

At 6:58 a.m., the anonymous man called 911 from a pay phone to say there were bombs on the East and West wings of the Texas Capitol and they would go off at 9 a.m., said Texas Department of Public Safety Communications Officer Terry Jones.

(snip)

“The Capitol received a bomb threat before 7 a.m. this morning July 2, the Capitol and the extension will remain closed while the Department of Public Safety is conducting a search,” the note read. “Do not enter the building. Employees currently in the building should exit through the north doors and take their personal belongings with them.”

Currently, there are DPS personnel, including troopers and search dogs conducting a sweep of the Capitol, Jones said. No one outside of law enforcement officials are being allowed on the Capitol grounds at this time, Jones said.

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Abnormal radiation detected near Korean border

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So what would cause elevated radiation levels? Anyone?

Abnormally high radiation levels were detected near the border between the two Koreas days after North Korea claimed to have mastered a complex technology key to manufacturing a hydrogen bomb, Seoul said Monday.

The Science Ministry said its investigation ruled out a nuclear test by North Korea, but failed to determine the source of the radiation. It said there was no evidence of an earthquake, which follows an atomic explosion.

Inquiring minds want to know.

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