Frazier Glenn Miller, alias Frazier Glenn Cross is a long-time Ku Klux Klux leader who served time in federal prison on weapons charges. Despite his high-profile history as a felon, hate group leader, and perennial politician, Miller was still able to easily acquire firearms to carry out yesterday’s alleged hate crimes that took three innocent lives.
The man who allegedly killed three people when he opened fire outside a Jewish community center and nearby retirement community in a Kansas City suburb Sunday is reportedly a 73-year-old Missouri man with a history of racist and anti-Semitic activity.
A Johnson County (Kan.) jail official told the Associated Press that authorities had identified the suspect in the shooting in Overland Park as Frazier Glenn Cross, aka Frazier Glenn Miller.
The Kansas City Star reported that Miller was booked into the Johnson County jail on suspicion of premeditated first-degree murder Sunday evening, but had not been formally charged. The paper reported that public records showed that Cross is a resident of Aurora, Mo., a small town southwest of Springfield.
Miller had been in prison before on weapons charges, and was a felon. He was a known hate group leader.
Someone tell me again that more gun laws (universal background checks, microstamping, magazine limits, bans on so-called “military style” weapons) would have made a difference here.
Gun laws serve to only disarm those not inclined to commit crimes, while rather obviously posing no impediment at all a felon who had such a high profile that he had his own Wikipedia page for the past four years.