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Originally posted by Kaytagg
Great breaking news! I haven't heard this anywhere else, yet
Originally posted by Blagojevich
...and this, ladies and gentlemen, is why we need tighter regulation on firearms. We never see events like these occurring in Japan. I, for one, am sick and tired of the same old rhetoric proclaiming our "founding fathers blah blah blah," and our "right to bare arms"... these people could never, in their wildest dreams, imagine our current culture and time period. Stop treating them like demigods... they're attitudes on slavery should concisely prove their flawed ideology.
Some of Poplawski's beliefs are fairly commonplace among conservatives. For example, fears that the Obama administration intends to ban gun ownership have recently become a staple on such relatively mainstream outlets as Glenn Beck's program on Fox News.
However, the worldview which enabled Poplawski to bring those various complaints together into a single, global conspiracy theory appears to have come from far more extreme sources. Poplawski had also posted pictures of himself at Stormfront, a white supremacist website whose slogan is "white pride worldwide."
The discussion of the shootings at Stormfront, which began with speculations that the gunman would turn out to be "some non-white" or "a jew," then turned to suspicions that the recent rash of shootings is a "setup" to push through gun control legislation, has become oddly muted since the revelation that Poplawski appears to be one of theirs.