Britney Spears and husband Kevin Federline have been plagued by a series of chilling death threats since marrying last month (18SEP04).

The TOXIC star, 22, and her dancer spouse have become the victims of a barrage of "hate mail" from unhappy fans who disagree with the union.

And the venomous letters have reportedly encouraged Federline to take tuition in how to use a handgun for personal safety reasons from his wife's bodyguards, according to Britain's NEWS OF THE WORLD newspaper.

A source says, "Britney's used to the hate mail but recently Kevin has wanted to increase security."

03/10/2004 14:09