Von Brunn’s son condemns his father’s violence

My father’s beliefs have been a constant source of verbal and mental abuse my family has had to suffer with for many years. His views consumed him, and in doing so, not only destroyed his life, but destroyed our family and ruined our lives as well.

For a long time, I believed this was our family’s cross to bear. Now, it is not only my families lives that are in shambles, but those who were directly affected by his actions; especially the family of Mr. Johns, who bravely sacrificed his life to stop my father.

I cannot express enough how deeply sorry I am it was Mr. Johns, and not my father who lost their life yesterday [Wednesday]. It was unjustified and unfair that he died, and while my condolences could never begin to offer appeasement, they, along with my remorse is all I have to give.”

— Erik von Brunn, son of James von Brunn

James von Brunn. Madness and politics

Von Brunn’s recent writings increasingly were a confused, incoherent mess. Couple that with a recent Social Security cut which left him near-destitute, and it’s clear he was becoming deranged. Sure, he was a neo-Nazi, white supremacist racist. He was also unstable and mentally ill.

“I’ve seen all the lone gunmen I can stand,” Wayne Kramer sings in Something Broken In The Promised Land. So have I. You too probably. Regardless of your politics.

Other countries don’t seem to have nearly as much violence as the US. Why is this? Because I’m far more interested in seeing how to stop the next demented gunman before he kills rather than playing the pointless Left-Right game of blaming each other.