Oklahoma Man Accused of Making Online Threats Over Gun Control Efforts

Steve Neavling

An Oklahoma man angry over efforts to ban assault rifles is in hot water for what the FBI considers threats of violence, the Associated Press reports.

Police said 34-year-old Glenn A. Kirkham alarmed people from the U.S. and Canada when he spoke about using weapons such as knives, a .357 revolver and even a truck, the AP wrote.

The Monday post on 4chan.org, an online forum for people to speak on a variety of topics, began with: “Watch the new in about 1-2 hours. Casper Wyoming.”

The poster also said, “So I’m using my life to prove a point for you all, to show everyone that a very high score can be racked up using rather primitive weapons and even household objects. I’d like to see them ban all of the above.”

Kirkham, who was arrested on a charge of transmitting an international threat, told an investigator he had “posted a work of artistic falsehood,” not a real threat.

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