A "Pissed Off Patriot"
November 2, 2013 7:54 AM   Subscribe

The LAX shooter is alive and in custody. After the initial shock of the attacks wore off it seems that the shooter had a note on him describing himself as a "pissed off patriot" talking about how his rights were being violated by the TSA and his anger at Janet Napolitano, the former director of Homeland Security.
posted by Talez (5 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: Sorry, this is newsfilter on a subject we've had a ton of threads on in recent times; maybe wait a bit to see if more information or worthwhile analysis comes out? -- LobsterMitten

Oh good, not a terrorist.
posted by miyabo at 7:57 AM on November 2, 2013 [3 favorites]

Another young man, possibly with emotional problems has absolutely no problem with laying his hands on an Assault Rifle and over a hundred rounds of ammunition. Astonishing, or not.
posted by oates at 8:01 AM on November 2, 2013 [3 favorites]

Terrorism against terrorism. Metaterrorism?
posted by svenni at 8:05 AM on November 2, 2013

svenni: "Metaterrorism?"

No, just terror.
posted by anewnadir at 8:09 AM on November 2, 2013

Attempted murder of people based on ideological beliefs isn't terrorism? Having emotional problems doesn't really seem a mitigating factor, and a low body count shouldn't be. Usually those who are labeled terrorists are dead after the fact and we don't get to find out just how bad their mental health was.
posted by anaphoric at 8:13 AM on November 2, 2013 [1 favorite]

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