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Trending In Our News Feeds Gun advocate sent poisoned letter to Obama. The White House mail screening facility intercepted a letter laced with ricin meant for President Obama on May 22, according to the Secret Service. NBC reported the letter was identical to the ones sent to New York Mayor Bloomberg over the weekend. NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly paraphrased the letters’ message: “Anyone who comes for my guns will be shot in the face.” Authorities have arrested a man in Spokane, Washington in connection with the letter. According to an FBI statement, “More letters may be received.” National Journal tells you why ricin is the go-to poison for would-be terrorists: Pretty much anyone can make a batch at home.

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