I first got word of the Holocaust Museum shooting on twitter, and immediately googled James W. Von Brunn’s name to find his website HolyWesternEmpire.org filled with racist, white supremacist, anti-Jewish hate.

Dana Goldstein at TAPPED reports:

According to NBC, the man who shot a security guard and potentially one to two other people at the Holocaust Museum today is 89-year old James W. Von Brunn. Von Brunn maintains a white-supremacist website, HolyWesternEmpire.org. The biography of Von Brunn on the site states that he spent over six years in federal prison for attempting to “place the treasonous Federal Reserve Board of Governors under legal, non-violent, citizens arrest.” A World War II veteran and resident of Maryland, Von Brunn is the author of a pamphlet entitled “Kill the Best Gentiles: A new, hard-hitting exposé of the JEW CONSPIRACY to destroy the White gene-pool.” He is a Holocaust denier who has written that “Hilter’s worse mistake” was the “he didn’t gas the Jews.”

Update: Sadly, it’s been reported that security guard Officer Stephen Tyrone Johns has died. My condolences to his family and loved ones. More soon…