This afternoon, a gunman apparently shot at least one person at the Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC. MSNBC is reporting that the suspected shooter, who also sustained gunshot wounds, is James Von Brunn, a white supremacist born in 1920. Brunn has been approvingly cited on Stormfront, a national white supremacist website. He is apparently the author of a tract called, “Kill the Best Gentiles,” which his website describes as “a new, hard-hitting exposé of the JEW CONSPIRACY to destroy the White gene-pool.” Brunn, a WWII veteran, also wrote a screed on President Obama’s citizenship that was re-posted to popular right-wing message board Free Republic:
A Department of Homeland Security report leaked earlier this year — and subsequently retracted — warned of right-wing extremists “that are primarily hate-oriented (based on hatred of particular religious, racial or ethnic groups).”
Brunn concluded, “Prepare to die, White America — you deserve it.”
,Free Republic has now deleted the thread in which von Brunn’s writings were posted and linked to.
,MSNBC reports that the security guard whom Brunn shot, Officer Stephen Tyrone Johns, was pronounced dead at a Washington hospital this afternoon.