This is David Bugert, violent convict and Tea Bagger militia-gun nut, now subject of a manhunt for shooting at police.
This isn’t this dim mouth breather’s first run in with the police: As former leader of the Montana militia group Project 7, he plotted to assassinate local officials, go to war with the National Guard and overthrow the federal government. Burgert was never charged in an assassination plot because he reached an agreement with prosecutors in 2003 and plead guilty to federal weapons charges including possession of a machine gun. Four other members of Project 7 pleaded guilty in the case and received lesser sentences. And he was just as big a nutcase then.
Burgert’s “militia HQ” gets visitors…
Of course gun nut fringe militia freaks are nothing new in Montana. Burgert has support from the usual wingnut fringe media types. Then there’s this Tea Bagger whackjob who wants the city of Helena to allow the carrying of loaded firearms in public places. Yes you read that right. LOADED firearms. That’s Tea Party insanity for you… Because everyone needs to carry a fucking loaded gun in public.
In all fairness, news reports say Burgert has some real psychological problems. Gee, you think? But if that’s the case, then he needs help. Whereas Palin is simply a certifiable dumbass. No cure for that.