White House Shooter Angry Over Marijuana Policy, Say Prosecutors

Should have calmed himself down with a hit or two


Anger over federal marijuana policy inspired an Idaho man to shoot at the White House in 2011, prosecutors say in a court document obtained by the AP. Well, that and his belief that President Obama is the Antichrist.

The president and first lady Michelle Obama were in San Diego when 21-year-old Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez allegedly drove up to the White House and opened fire through the passenger-side window, using a Romanian-made Cugir SA semiautomatic rifle equipped with a telescopic sight.

His goal "was to punish and kill the president, who he believed was the head of a government that was oppressing its citizens in various ways, such as by continuing to criminalize the use of marijuana," prosecutors say.