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Montana Constitutionalist Second Amendments Family

It was his God given right to kill his family because his feelings got hurt
Montana Constitutionalist Second Amendments Family

A tragic story from Montana:

Anaconda-Deer Lodge Police Chief Tim Barkell on Tuesday released the names of those killed in the quadruple murder-suicide Sunday morning in a log cabin miles from any neighbors in the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest.

The shooter, he said, was Michael Augustine Bournes. Bournes, 59, previously lived in Taos, New Mexico. His wife was Arie Arlynn Lee, 37. The children were identified as two boys — 5-year-old Augustine and 4-year-old Woodrow — and a 1-year-old girl, also named Arie.

Police believe Bournes first shot his wife in the kitchen and his young daughter in her crib before he walked outside and shot the two other children about 20 feet from the cabin, Barkell said.

All five died of single gunshot wounds to the head.

Bournes carried the bodies inside and laid them on a bed, placing their young sister's body in between the brothers, Barkell said.

Bournes called an acquaintance to tell him he shot his family and was going to kill himself. He set fire to a chair or a sofa, then laid down next to the children's bodies and shot himself in the head with the .45 caliber handgun.

The acquaintance called 911 and told officers that Bournes "said his wife had been mocking and riding him all day. That's all he said," Barkell said.

Aw, the poor guy's fee fees got hurted! It still gave him no right to murder his wife and babies in cold blood.

And if there was any question about the man's mental stability:

Barkell said Bournes was a handyman who had constitutionalist and anti-government literature in his pickup truck. He said the family moved to the area about three years ago and was virtually unknown to any county officials or law enforcement.

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