A Mississippi man has been accused of bombing a Walmart because he was angry that the company stopped selling Confederate flags.

Marshall E. Leonard of Tupelo, Mississippi was charged with detonating an explosive device after he threw an explosive into the Walmart Supercenter early Sunday morning. There was minimal damage and no one was injured or killed. Bomb technicians said the bomb’s shoddy assembly prevented it from causing more damage.

Leonard was known to fly a 4-foot-long Mississippi state flag from his car, which includes a small Confederate flag in the left corner. “He’s a strong supporter of keeping that flag flying,” said Tupelo Police Chief Bart Aguirre. “This is his way of bringing attention to that.”

Leonard is reportedly a recluse with no job. He will receive a court-appointed judge. This could be the action of a mentally-ill man who just so happens to be a crazy right-wing redneck.

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Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at DeSmogBlog.com. He is the co-host / guest host for Ring of Fire Radio. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced