A search of online newspapers show that Hodgkinson frequently wrote letters to his local newspaper, the Belleville News-Democrat, which published almost two dozen letters between 2010 and 2012, many of which included complaints about the same theme: income inequality.
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Authorities believe the 66-year-old had been living out of a van in northern Virginia since March after leaving his southern IL home.
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"He was home all day long".
"I just want y'all (reporters) to go away, and leave my neighbors in peace", Sue said. And, no, it's not terrorism in the way Islamic terrorism is terrorism, since neither Sanders nor any person or faction associated with him, that I can tell, supports violence as a means of pursuing political objectives.
"I'm prayerful he will pull through, and I hope he does", he said. Our thoughts and prayers are with him.
"I've seen this as a doc. Steve's the type of guy that if you went to visit him, he'd try to entertain you".
Hodgkinson, who was armed with a handgun and a rifle, died from multiple gunshot wounds to his torso, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said. "We were holding each other", said Rep. Roger Williams, a Republican from Texas.
Capitol Police officers who were in Scalise's security detail wounded the shooter.
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He vented for years - in the form of letters to the local newspaper, calls to his congressman, and vitriolic Facebook posts - before crossing the line and turning to real-world violence.
"I know he wasn't happy with the way things were going, the election results and stuff", his brother, Michael Hodgkinson, told The New York Times. He believed anyone who wanted to defund abortion mills was just trying to enslave women. He always drank Budweiser from a can and drank alone, barely speaking to anyone, including the bartenders.
Sanders confirmed that Hodgkinson had apparently volunteered on his presidential campaign past year and said in a statement he was "sickened by this despicable act".
"I knew he was a Democrat, a pretty hardcore one".
Hodgkinson, a Belleville, Ill., resident, is the former owner of JHT Construction and JHT Inspections, according to the Belleville News Democrat. Many included complaints about the same theme: income inequality. Court records show that his legal trouble started in the 1990s with arrests for resisting police and drunken driving.
Sue Hodgkinson said she felt "horrible".
Though no other legal problems are listed in St. Clair County, which includes Belleville, since 2011, Hodgkinson did come to the attention of local law enforcement as recently as last spring.
Congressman Steve Scalise - the number three Republican in the House of Representatives and a strong supporter of USA gun rights - underwent surgery after being shot in the left hip. But even among the cases like Hodgkinson's, where the shooting targets are not relatives or romantic partners, there is frequently a trail of earlier charges. He was squeezing off five or six shots at a time and, according to the report of the incident, fired about 50 shots in all.
"I've had enough", she said.
When Hodgkinson refused to stop, Schaumleffel called the sheriff's department.
The deputy cautioned Hodgkinson about shooting around homes, given that the rounds can travel up to a mile.
Richer reported from Richmond, Virginia.