If Brett Kimberlin weren’t so dangerous, the jokes would write themselves…
VelvetRevolution.us, the group run by unrepentant convicted bomber Brett Kimberlin and Brad Friedman, has started a new pro-control, anti-NRA campaign. They claim to be looking for corruption and will report any tips to the FBI, they say.
Initially, we are asking whistleblowers, insiders, and hackers to release information regarding NRA activities that demonstrate ethical breaches, corruption, or criminality. If that information is provided to us, we will publicize it and provide it to the FBI. If the information results in an arrest and conviction, we will pay up to $100,000 to the person who provides that information. We are accepting information at tips@NRAWatch.org.
This ‘reward’ is the typical giant reward that Kimberlin connected sites sometimes offer. However, I’ve seen no clear record of them ever paying on any of them.
The site NRA Watch appears to make no mention of Brett Kimberlin. That might hurt fundraising. And of course, they are fundraising. Brett Kimberlin and his group have no irony of their constant criticism on anyone on the right raising funds, an activity they are constantly doing.
This campaign is modeled after other recent campaigns that have successfully targeted negative influences in the political landscape, including Stop The Chamber of Commerce, Stop Rush Limbaugh, and ALEC Exposed. We will be adding many partners and endorsers in the coming weeks, and will have many action items for people to do in support of the campaign. Please help us by making a donation at http://www.velvetrevolution.us/donate.php.
Of course, Brett Kimberlin has some experience with guns. This is from the Kimberlin bio Citizen K, about what the police found in Kimberlin’s car after he’d set off eight bombs in Speedway, Indiana.
The search of the Impala yielded, in addition to the timers, a six volt battery, an ohm meter (for measuring electrical current), two twenty-five-pound bags of double-aught lead shot, three boxed of .445 caliber lead balls, four types of ammunition (approximately eighty rounds in all), and four gallons of Coleman lantern fuel. The government’s agents had no basis for believing that the car belonged to anyone other than Kimberlin…
And he had some indirect experience with guns. Julia Scyphers, the grandmother of 10 year girl who she suspected Brett Kimberlin had an improper relationship with was murdered. These quotes are from Citizen K:
Eyebrows levitated. A drug-dealing colleague had memories of conversations with Kimberlin that struck him as odd: “We’d see a girl, who pubescent or prepubescent, and Brett would get this smile and say, ‘Hey, what do you think? Isn’t she great?’ It made me very uncomfortable.” Another recalled Kimberlin introducing Jessica as “my girlfriend,” and if irony was intended, it was too subtle to register. To a coworker at IU-PUI, Sandi confided that Kimberlin was “grooming Jessica to be his wife.” To another, Sandi explained that although Kimberlin’s relationship with Jessica was chaste, he intended “to wait for her and would marry her.”
“One day in June, I called (Jessica) at the apartment and said I’d come pick her up. I told her I was coming and I had a friend with me. She said ‘Who?’ It was (William) Bowman” — a drug-dealing associate. “When I got there she wasn’t there and she left a note that she was at her grandmother’s. I called over there and said I was coming to pick her up and (Julia Scyphers) said, ‘Well, Jessica’s with me today. You’ll have to see her later.’” — Brett Kimberlin
On a three-by-five index card, the detective from the Speedway Police Department who interviewed Judith Johnson — the interview took place 3 August 1978 — recorded the following quotation from her, separate from her signed statement: “Brett Kimberlin had vengeance on his face when he talked about Mrs. Scyphers. He radiated hatred.
Kimberlin did not shoot Julia Scyphers, nor did anyone ever insist that he had. Only two people — the victim and her husband — got a close look at the killer. …The calm manner of the killer — as well as the apparent lack of motive, since nothing was stolen — suggested the work of a professional.
(Fred Scyphers) identified William Bowman as the man who seven months earlier had come to his front door and put a bullet in his wife’s skull. …For a murder trial to proceed, eyewitness testimony was essential, but Fred Scyphers was no longer available. Nine days after confronting Bowman in the courtroom, he collapsed and died of a stroke.
But Brett Kimberlin wants to take your guns away.