The shooter has been unofficially identified James W. von Brunn, of Annapolis, Md.When I had breakfast with Obi's Sister and her family last week, her son said he was considering a major in journalism. I cautioned him strongly against it. As a general rule, with few exceptions, journalism majors don't amount to crap in the news business.
The gun-battle occurred in the museum lobby and started when the attacker began shooting with a "long gun," said Sgt. David Schlosser.
Mr. von Brunn has a Web site holywesternempire.org that includes anti-Semitic and racial statements.
The site also states Mr. von Brunn has a journalism degree from a mid-Western university . . .
Major in journalism, and next thing you know, you could end up like Rev. Wright: "The JOOOOOZZZ!"
UPDATE: You could have won $20 by betting $10 against the initial house odds at The Jawa Report, which has a good rundown on Von Brunn's kooky rantings.
UPDATE II: Bloggregating at NTCNews.com. Michelle Malkin has a good round-up, including this from Donald Douglas:
The spin on the left is that the suspect, James Von Brunn, is an agent of the GOP's "Christian-fascist" base. The truth is, via Melissa Clouthier, this guy's a deranged Holocaust denier. He represents no one on the conservative right - not me, nor any of those with whom I associate."Exactly. The Left gets to decide what qualifies as "right-wing," and nothing any conservative says in contradiction can be taken seriously.
BTW, I guess I should link Melissa Clouthier, sort of as an afterthought. I hope she doesn't take it personally or anything like that.