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WV 'Sovereign Citizen' Murders Three With AR-15

Over FIREWOOD, folks. Freaking firewood.
WV 'Sovereign Citizen' Murders Three With AR-15
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Everything changes when an AR-15 is present. Everything.

Monday there was another mass shooting in West Virginia, which turns out to have been a sovereign citizen who had a dispute with his neighbors over firewood. Instead of resolving the matter peacefully, he pulled out an AR-15 and shot them all to death.

No, really. Over firewood.

Erick Shute, 32, was arrested in Pennsylvania for the shootings of Jack Douglas, Travis Bartley and Willie Bartley, as they chopped firewood in an area adjacent to his property, according to a WSAZ report.

WSAZ also reports that "Shute has been involved in antigovernment activities since at least 2009 when he was at the center of a controversy for hanging an American flag upside down outside his New Jersey home, drawing the wrath of local veterans. He told reporters then that the flag was a symbol that the United States was under distress under the “corrupt policies” of President Obama."

Shute had complained that the men he shot had encroached on his property before,

Sort of like the Hatfields and the McCoys, except with a weapon of mass death. Awesome.


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