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Cops Seize Huge Arsenal from Blogger Who Made Menacing Comment About Congress


In case there was any doubt of the threat of domestic terrorism after the massacre in Tuscon: Massachusetts police have seized a “large amount’’ of weapons and ammunition a blogger who suggested more Congress members should be shot.

Travis Corcoran, of Arlington, posted a comment online that read “one down 534 to go,” following the shooting of Gabrielle Giffords. After receiving a tip, cops took all of his guns -- reportedly about ten -- and suspended his gun license. Corcoran, who initially made the comments on his comics blog, removed the post, but it's an open investigation and police believe it to be a credible threat. An avowed “anarcho-capitalist,” he appeared to advocate shooting of Congress even more explicitly in another comment. “It is absolutely, absolutely unacceptable to shoot indiscriminately,” he wrote. “Target only politicians and their staff and leave regular citizens alone.”

Read more over at Think Progress.

AlterNet / By Julianne Escobedo Shepherd

Posted at January 21, 2011, 4:42am