June 11th, 2009
02:39 PM ET

Nazi shooting: It was all about Obama

[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/CRIME/06/11/museum.shooting/art.shooting.charges.cnn.jpg caption="At a news conference Thursday, D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier says James von Brunn will be charged with murder."]

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Drew Griffin

The FBI found a notebook in James Von Brunn’s car. And the notebook contained the following passage.

"You want my weapons –this is how you'll get them.  The Holocaust is a lie. Obama was created by Jews.  Obama does what Jew owners tell him to do.  Jews captured America's money. Jews control the mass media.”

Von Brunn’s has long hated Jews, long denied the Holocaust and long believed in a conspiracy theory that Jews were destroying the “white” world. It seems a black President only fed his twisted views.

Federal criminal complaint

Bomb dogs were brought to the scene and indicated a positive hit for the possibility of explosives. Officers did a cursory search of the vehicle for explosives, but did not find any indication of an explosive device. Officers did, however, recover a notebook that had handwritten notations stating the following:“You want my weapons – this is how you’ll get them. The Holocaust is a lie. Obama was created by Jews. Obama does what his Jew owners tell him to do. Jews captured America’s money. Jews control the mass media. The 1st Amendment is abrogated – henceforth. See: holywesternempire.org. JVB swore (LT USNR) to defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic. Jews – Bolsheviks – Zionist are America’s enemies. See: Talmud – Sanhedrin “Kill the Best Gentiles!” At the end of the above writings appears the signature: “James W. Von Brunn.”

Read the entire criminal complaint of United States of America v. James Wenneker Von Brunn...

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soundoff (14 Responses)
  1. Davis

    The clear distinction this disturbed individual did not make was that between "zionist" (a political front with an agenda) and "jews" (a nationality of pseudo arab people who belong to a sect of monotheism).

    June 12, 2009 at 7:50 am |
  2. Eliane

    It is so sad to see , and i think people can get guns so easy in this country .People like this man , with mental disturb can destroy lifes and inocent people .

    June 11, 2009 at 7:08 pm |
  3. constanza

    Just illustrates how even a "small caliber' gun can kill a big man.
    Shall we go on to debate why people shouldn't own fun magnum revolvers, automatic rapid fire guns, larger caliber guns, assault rifles and machine guns? These guns are the source of accidental deaths and injuries to many , including children every year.. In the hands of angry or disturbed people, they have killed many many more.

    June 11, 2009 at 5:52 pm |
  4. Jordan Fox Wood River, Illinois

    I hardly think that gun control would really have made much of a difference. This man was going to get the weapons and do something of this sort regardless.

    It's sad to see something like this happen. Unfortunately, you can't educate people who don't want to be educated. And when they won't believe what you're telling them, it hardly matters.

    June 11, 2009 at 4:17 pm |
  5. Sandy Hughes

    I am not sure what this guy has to be a racist about with a last name like his.

    June 11, 2009 at 3:49 pm |
  6. Michael Schumann

    Murder charges are just the start. This was a Hate Crime.

    "Education" is not the answer for people who go out armed and looking to cause pain and death, not once, but time and again. He spent a lifetime at it.

    They will take forever trying this old jerk so he will never be properly punished. He choose violence as his answer and should expect a violent response in return.

    But he can be an object lesson in letting these crazy, anti-social people run loose after proving time and again that they will never change.

    June 11, 2009 at 3:48 pm |
  7. Mike in NYC

    Von Brunn used a .22, a very small caliber typically used in target shooting and small game hunting.

    It's irrelevant to the gun control debate.

    June 11, 2009 at 3:30 pm |
  8. Jim

    How many people have to witness a event for it to be a Historical fact?
    How many Photographs,films,documents are required? The Holocaust happened,they are happening today in Africa and other parts of the world.
    The ones that deny the holocaust need only look at the news – what will they do when they are victims of a holocaust in this Country? Cannot happen here? look up Fema Concentration camps on you tube, Executive orders rex 84, operation end game. RFID chips, do a little research. Cross reference it with a old Bible printed 100 years ago
    prophecies of our time were written as a warning that no one heeds.
    juswt as it was spoken of by the prophets.

    June 11, 2009 at 3:28 pm |
  9. Rose from Muscoy, Calif

    Mr. Von Brunn is a sick mental person and people like him needs to be educated when it comes to civil ight for all and the HOLOCAUST! We good people who believes in Civil Rights, we all need not to hate Mr. Von Brunn just feel sorry for him, for if we do. We will be spreading the same hate as he has and what does that make us?

    June 11, 2009 at 3:03 pm |
  10. Isabel, Brazil

    And the debate on the carrying of weapons in the USA, which I believe is the source of all this insanity.

    June 11, 2009 at 2:55 pm |
  11. Isabel, Brazil

    And the debate on the carrying of weapons in the USA?

    June 11, 2009 at 2:46 pm |
  12. Nothingchanges

    G-d Bless Stephen Tyrone Johns! May his unselfish actions by giving his life to save others be honored forever in Jesus's name.


    June 11, 2009 at 2:23 pm |
  13. nadine

    If they'd thrown the book at him the first time he wouldn't or shouldn't have been able to buy a rifle. Why was this convicted criminal allowed to own a gun let alone a rifle in the first place.

    June 11, 2009 at 2:17 pm |
  14. Mac


    It is sad to hear that just last week when a muslim man murdered a victim you said it is home grown terrorism...And now white supremist.......World is laughing on Americans just because people like you are so biased. Stop misleading Americans and stop dividing the world....Enough of shame.

    Thanks for reading.


    June 11, 2009 at 1:58 pm |