Thursday, January 20, 2011

Massachusetts Police Seize Weapons from Blogger Who Praised Tucson Shooting

The AT gang is all about free speech. We love to exercise our First Amendment rights, rights that—we hasten to add—extend to every citizen, even those we disagree with.

But free speech is not unlimited. It can be abused, especially when it is closely connected with violence. That appears to be the case this week in Massachusetts, where local police seized a stash of weapons from a blogger who praised the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson.

Following the Tucson shootings, the blogger wrote, "1 down and 534 to go," a reference to the number of U.S. House and Senate members. The blogger also posted other anti-government comments, including a rant against the Department of Education.

A link to the story is here.

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