On January 25, James Robert Ross, a 20-year-old convenience store clerk in Jackson, Missouri, left a bitterly sarcastic comment on a Facebook post titled "Why I need a gun."
Flickr via DVIDSHUB It turns out that jokes about school shootings freak people out. Shocker.
That comment would come back to bite Ross in the ass.
We haven't been able to find the original Facebook post ourselves, but according to a federal lawsuit filed on Ross' behalf last week, it included an image of an AK 47 assault rifle. The caption read: "This one is for self-defense against enemies, foreign & domestic, for preservation of freedom & liberty, and to prevent government atrocities."
Ross, who's described in the suit as a "gun-control advocate," commented on the post:
"Which one do I need to shoot up a kindergarten?"More »