New York Man Arrested After Threatening To Kill Obama Supporters And Elected Officials
Lawrence Mulqueen made the threat on his Facebook page.
[He wrote] that he was “anxious to start killing various public officials” and wanted “all followers of President Barack Obama dead,” calling them “traitor scum” and declaring “death to them all,” Sgt. Glenn Cummings of the Clarkstown police said Thursday in a news release.
When police searched Mulqueen’s residence on Freedman Avenue in Nanuet, they found body armor, two rifles, two rifle bayonets and about 100 rounds of ammunition, including 27 rounds of .50-caliber armor-piercing bullets, Cummings said. The officers also seized a rifle scope, a sword and a metal knuckle knife, he said.
Elected officials named for assassination on Mulqueen’s Facebook page included Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Sen. Charles Schumer, Rep. Nita Lowey, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Sen. Harry Reid and members of the Congressional Black Caucus, Cummings said.
Mulqeen’s beef is his belief that his freedoms are being taken away, in particular, his right to own a firearm.