Ricin-Laced Letters from Shreveport, Louisiana Sent to Obama, Bloomberg, Mayor Against Illegal Guns

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A letter addressed to President Obama might be related to the ricin-laced letters sent to NY Mayor Bloomberg.

Letters began arriving last Friday at the headquarters of Mayor Against Illegal Guns. At least one letter was opened and contained a whitish-orange substance. At least two letters tested positive for ricin.

“You will have to kill me and my family before you get my guns. Anyone who wants to come to my house will be shot in the face. The right to bear arms is my constitutional God-given right and I will exercise that right ’til the day I die. What’s in this letter is nothing compared to what I’ve got planned for you,”

— Message in one of threatening letters

Rep. Peter King, R-New York, says suspicious letters sent to President Obama, Mayor Bloomberg ‘virtually identical.’


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