We’re getting more background on that guy with the AR-15 assault rifle outside the Obama event in Phoenix. Turns out it was two guys who knew each other from working on the Ron Paul campaign — small world, right? And they told the local police ahead of time what they were going to do because they wanted to avoid what happened the last time they did something like this back in their 90s era militia days. There’s also a right wing talk radio angle. Read the whole story.
Late Update: One fun extra detail: the guy who planned the whole says he was motivated in part by William Kostric, the guy who brought the gun to event last week in New Hampshire.
Josh Marshall is editor and publisher of TalkingPointsMemo.com.