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Texas Trio's Thorny Proposition

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Texas Trio's Thorny Proposition

As if Bill Clinton needed another thorn in his side, three members of the Republic of Texas separatist group are facing federal charges that they schemed to kill the president and other government officials using a cigarette lighter modified to shoot cactus needles coated with poison. This FBI affidavit, recently unsealed in federal court in Brownsville,Texas, details the wacky plot hatched by the now-imprisoned ROT trio. (3 pages)

These kooks remind us of another weapons expert.