The motivation behind a ricin-laced letter reportedly sent to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg appears to be clarified by a similar letter sent to the office of Bloomberg’s gun control group, Mayors Against Illegal Guns. Police aren’t saying much other than the letters contained “references to the debate on gun laws,” but some tweeters have already implicated the NRA — which has been doing just fine following legal channels, by the way.
Ted Nugent GUN thirsty buddies send Mayor Bloomberg Ricin letters-Know why? Becuz they want Bloomberg DEAD!-Ask Rick Perry
— Jacky Jasper (@jackyjasper) May 29, 2013
“@NBCNews: JUST IN: Letters threatening NYC Mayor Bloomberg and referencing gun debate preliminarily test positive for ricin” NRA=All class
— Alex Tuttle (@AlexTuttle) May 29, 2013
— Kelley McMillan (@KelleyRMcMillan) May 29, 2013
So the NRA is now using ricin coated letters to defeat their enemies? I guess it was just a matter of time…
— GStuedler (@GStuedler) May 29, 2013
— Ryan (@R_Mallough) May 29, 2013
Letter sent to Bloomberg contained ricin, preliminary test shows the right wing nut case(NRA) know we are winning the war against GUN!!!!
— DEMOCRAT (@democrat2014) May 29, 2013
The last ricin case that made national headlines saw a bipolar Elvis impersonator falsely accused and set free. Who knows what this investigation will turn up?
They sent a ricin letter to Bloomberg? I hate the guy as much as the next New Yorker, but come one people. Grow up!
— KIMetal (@KimMetalGuitars) May 29, 2013