Open Thread: Shooting at the Holocaust Museum

I just spotted this over at Jezebel.

WJLA reports:

WASHINGTON – A man with a gun walked into the U.S. Holocaust Museum on Wednesday and opened fire on a security guard, D.C. police and U.S. Park Police said.

The targeted security guard and two others fired back, wounding the gunman. One security guard was also wounded. Sources say both the gunman and the security guard are in critical condition at George Washington University Hospital.

David Unruh, a tourist from Kansas, was in line with his family on the main floor of the museum when he heard what sounded like “five, or maybe six” gunshots.

This is horrendous. The only thought I can hold in my head right now is that the person who did this must have never taken a look at anything the museum offers, or understood anything it had to say.


Megan at Jezebel makes it crystal clear:

His website, Holy Western Empire, crashed this afternoon, and with it the first 6 chapters of his book described by Mark Fisher of the Washington Post thusly:

    Von Brunn’s online book, “Kill The Best Gentiles,” is hundreds of pages of conspiracy theories that include Holocaust denial, the ancient hoax of the “Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion,” and wild webs of fantasy seeking to link the Federal Reserve Bank, the Illuminati, Sigmund Freud and Karl Marx in a grand, centuries-long story of Jewish plotting against white people.