Anti-Gun-Control Ricin Letter Also Sent to Obama

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at the National Defense University May 23, 2013 in Washington, DC. Obama used the speech to outline and justify his administration's counterterrorism policy, including increased cooperation with Congress on matters of national security, added transparency regarding the use of drones, and a review of current threats facing the United States.
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For the second time in two months, a letter addressed to President Obama (that did not make it even close to the White House) has tested positive for the castor-bean poison ricin. This one appears to match the two sent to Michael Bloomberg and his Mayors Against Illegal Guns group; all three were postmarked May 20 from Shreveport, Louisiana, and include some griping about nonexistent gun-control policies, NBC NY reports. “You will have to kill me and my family before you get my guns,” the letter reads in part. “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.”

Bloomberg is unmoved: “There’s 12,000 people that are going to get killed this year with guns and 19,000 that are going to commit suicide with guns, and we’re not going to walk away from those efforts,” he said yesterday, insisting that he does not “feel threatened” despite the clearly stated threats (and poison).