The latest is Mrs. Madge Milgepump, 78, who, when arrested, protested she wanted to be ready to start canning.
The authorities were not buying it. “She was also in possession of 24 Ball jars,” one officer tells SPINews. “Those babies can do a lot of damage.”
He said that when they searched the Milgepump home, they found “a considerable stash” of pectin which she claimed was for making jam, but he notes, now she’s in a jam.
“Pectin, ricin, fertilizer," he added, 'they’re all lethal.”
“Look out,” warns the National Canning Association. “First the government is coming after gun owners. Now it’s us.”
The FBI is looking into any possible link to AARP.