"Police in Arlington, MA this week seized a “large amount” of weapons and ammunition from local businessman Travis Corcoran after he wrote a blog post threatening U.S. lawmakers in the wake of the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ). In a post on his blog (which has since been removed)...Corcoran applauded the shooting of Giffords and justified the assassination of lawmakers because he argued the federal government has grown far beyond its constitutional limits. “It is absolutely, absolutely unacceptable to shoot indiscriminately. Target only politicians and their staff and leave regular citizens alone,” he wrote in the post.
... Corcoran calls himself “an anarcho-capitalist” and while his blog has been taken down, based on his Twitter page, he appears to hold views similar to those of many in the anti-government libertarian wing of the conservative movement, like many tea party activists."
The frequency of this sort of thing is increasing rapidly, and it is unfortunately inevitable that we will see increased incidents in which right wingers succeed in carrying out their threats. That is bad enough, but what really worries me is how long it will be before we start seeing militia-style mass attacks perpetrated by these people, as they continue to be openly driven to violence by the Glenn Becks and Sarah Palins out there, and far too many Republican leaders too. An intolerable situation is being deliberately brewed up in this country, and it is going to carry a very high price tag if it is not stopped.