User Login    
 + Register
News On The Web : President Obama Receives Threats
Posted by Randy on 2013/5/31 5:46:15 (243 reads) News by the same author

From NBC News

The Secret Service has intercepted a letter to President Obama containing threats similar to those made in poison-laced letters sent to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his gun-control group, law enforcement sources said Thursday.

Click to see original Image in a new window


The letter to Obama was intercepted at a mail screening facility and did not reach the White House, the sources said. It was being tested for ricin, the poison detected in early tests in the other two letters.

The text of the Obama letter was identical to the text in the other two letters, which warned that anyone who comes to the sender’s house will “get shot in the face” and vows to protect a constitutional and God-given right to bear arms.

The text also warned: “What’s in this letter is nothing compared to what I’ve got planned for you.”

The first two letters were sent to Bloomberg and to Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a Bloomberg-financed organization that lobbies and advertises on television for tougher gun laws. Both were postmarked May 20 from Shreveport, La.

Members of a New York police emergency unit who came in contact with the Bloomberg letter late last week are being examined for minor symptoms from ricin exposure that have since abated.

The FBI and New York police are investigating the threats.

Mayors Against Illegal Guns, founded by Bloomberg and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, lobbies state and federal lawmakers. It aired TV ads earlier this year encouraging Congress to expand background checks for gun purchases and to toughen other gun laws.

Bloomberg said on Wednesday that he did not know what motivated the letters but pledged that his gun-control efforts would not be deterred.

“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.

He added that he did not feel threatened.

Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend Create a PDF from the article


Other articles
2015/9/2 6:50:24 - Hillsboro High Students Walk Out Over Transgender Dispute
2015/9/2 6:29:10 - Catfishing Turns Into Cat Fishing
2015/9/2 6:06:34 - Hunt For 3 Suspects In Illinois Officer's Death Continues
2015/9/2 4:10:53 - Missouri Executes Man For Girl's 1989 Killing
2015/9/2 4:06:01 - Lee's Summit Man Arrested After High Speed Chase Reaching 118 MPH
2015/9/1 17:50:00 - THS Stays Unbeaten With Road Win At Lawson
2015/9/1 17:29:54 - Savannah Student Expelled After Bringing Loaded Handgun To School
2015/9/1 17:26:19 - Chillicothe Lady Hornet Tennis Doubles Up Trenton
2015/9/1 17:13:10 - Royals Add Veteran Bat For Playoff Push
2015/9/1 17:10:27 - Mizzou's Browning, Leftwich Ruled Out For SEMO
2015/9/1 17:04:55 - Ketcham CC In Trenton Announces Labor Day Weekend, Winter Hours
2015/9/1 16:38:23 - Eight Squads, Two Pools, Make Up Saturday's PC Softball Tournament
2015/9/1 16:23:56 - Missouri Tigers Agree To 3-Game Series With Middle Tennessee
2015/9/1 15:40:00 - Royals Clubhouse Hit By Chicken Pox
2015/9/1 11:40:00 - Gilman City Coaches Shows For Tuesday, 9/1/15
2015/9/1 10:20:00 - NCMC Women To Open '15-'16 Season In Hutchinson, Kansas
2015/9/1 8:00:00 - Tri-County Coaches Shows For Tuesday, 9/1/15
2015/9/1 7:40:00 - Free Outdoor Fun Day Set For September 12 At Chillicothe
2015/9/1 7:40:00 - Firefighters Respond To SUV Fire
2015/9/1 5:37:35 - Carrollton Man Life Flighted To Hospital After ATV Accident
2015/9/1 5:34:54 - Gallatin Man Transported To Wright Memorial Hospital After Accident Near Gallatin
2015/9/1 5:24:51 - Grand Marshals Announced For Calamity Jane Day Parade At Princeton
2015/9/1 4:58:30 - Grundy County Sheriff Reports Two Arrests
2015/9/1 4:43:38 - Special Olympics Missouri Receives $1.5 Million Gift For Training For Life Campus
2015/9/1 4:23:56 - Old Time Harvest Days At Chillicothe Set For September 25 And 26
2015/9/1 4:18:23 - Busy Day For Latest Session Of Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court
2015/9/1 4:13:25 - Missouri Governor's Son Arrested For DWI After Striking Parked Car
2015/9/1 4:01:07 - 2 Oklahoma Fugitives Arrested In Missouri
2015/9/1 4:00:00 - More Missouri Bridges Predicted To Close
2015/9/1 3:52:53 - Police: Mother Said Twins Weren't Loved, So She Drowned Them



Bookmark this article at these sites

                   

Listen to KTTN-FM