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Indiana gun nut who planned to attack Los Angeles LGBT pride has a history of criminal violence

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The man arrested en route to the Los Angeles LGBT Pride festival with weapons, James Wesley Howell, of Indiana, has a criminal past involving guns.

A June, 2015 video shows Howell shooting a rapid firing weapon into the ground saying it was “fun as hell.”

Howell was arrested Sunday after telling police officers he was en route to L.A. Pride where he “wanted to harm” the event. He was heavily armed with what police called a “small arsenal” in his car.

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TMZ also reported that Howell was arrested within the last year after pointing a gun in a threatening manner at a neighbor during an argument. He agreed to plead guilty to a lesser charge of “intimidation” and the firearm charge was dropped. He’s still serving his one-year probation for that crime.

He gave the Louisville Metro Police Department a one-star review two months ago, saying, “They are slow AF so they only got one finger as I’m shifting gears.”

Howell’s Facebook account lists him as a former security guard at Universal Protection Services in Clarksville, Indiana. He also claimed to work at Geek Squad City in a position he labeled CIA.

Unlike the Orlando, Florida shooter, Howell is a young, white, midwestern man with a history of right-wing ideology, if his social media is any indication. He posted both anti-Hillary Clinton and anti-Barack Obama things on his social media as well as support for marjuana legalization. His last post on Facebook shows a meme comparing the Democratic presidential candidate to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler.

Meme posted by James Wesley Howell (Photo: Facebook screen capture)

Meme posted by James Wesley Howell (Photo: Facebook screen capture)

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Another post from March shows a tweet from Russian president Vladamir Putin where Howell calls President Obama a “punk ass obameramoo.”
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