WATCH: Concealed Carriers Pull Firearms on Protesters in Eugene and Austin, One Protester Dies

This incident in Oregon ended without injury, but another confrontation in Austin left one dead. (Photo: Screenshot/Twitter)

Individuals carrying concealed handguns unholstered and brandished their firearms this week during racial justice protests in Eugene, Or., and Austin, Tx.

In Eugene, the standoff ended without injury or shots fired, but the Austin incident resulted in one fatality. Both confrontations involved individuals who were attempting to drive cars through Black Lives Matter protests but were stopped and approached by protesters. In both incidents, the protesters were holding firearms as well.

In Austin, a 28-year-old white man named Garrett Foster was shot and killed after he allegedly approached a vehicle that had been stopped during a protest. Foster was participating in the protest and carrying an AK-47.

The driver of the car, who fired five rounds from his vehicle, claimed that Foster had pointed his rifle at him. Austin police chief Brian Manley told reporters on Sunday that as the driver turned a corner, a crowd of protesters surrounded the vehicle and began striking the car.

“His account is that Mr. Foster pointed the weapon directly at him and he fired his handgun at Mr. Foster,” the chief said of the driver.

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The driver’s name has not been released, but police say he called 911 shortly after the incident and is cooperating with the investigation. He is also licensed to carry a handgun in Texas.

Eyewitnesses interviewed by the New York Times claim that Foster did not raise his rifle but did approach the vehicle.

In a livestream of the incident posted on Facebook, a car’s horn can be heard honking while somebody yells, “Everybody back up!” As protesters converge on the vehicle, five shots can be heard.

An additional three shots follow shortly after, which police say were somebody else firing at the fleeing vehicle. Police say that individual has been apprehended and is cooperating with the investigation.

Another tense standoff occurred in Eugene, Or., between an armed driver and Black Lives Matter protesters, but “cooler heads prevailed” and no one was injured, according to Eugene Police Chief Chris Skinner.

As in Austin, a driver was attempting to drive through a street that had been blocked by protesters. He began to exchange words with the people in the street, and he at one point opened his door and pulled out his handgun. Then, one of the protesters pulled out his own handgun, and the men pointed their firearms at each other.

“We had a hasty team on our way to deal with that because it looked like it could have gone bad in a hurry,” Skinner said. “Cooler heads prevailed and the truck ended up leaving. We had guns pointed at each other on both sides, and so at that point in the protest with the number of people around, trying to be strategic about how we get in there to deal with it is a tough one. And then he drove off.”

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In a video of the incident posted on Reddit, protesters can be heard yelling at the man in the truck to go home while the driver yells at the protesters to move. The man opens his door and points what looks like a 1911 at one of the protesters.

He soon closes his door and begins to drive away, but proceeds straight through the intersection while protesters yell at him to turn right (where it looks like the other traffic had been directed). His truck is again stopped by protesters, but this time one of them has a handgun trained on the driver. The pair point their guns at each other for about 20 seconds until the driver finally closes his door and drives away.

Truck driver pulls a gun on protesters then one of the protester points a gun at him from r/PublicFreakout

Another higher-quality video from a different angle shows the men exchanging words while aiming at one another.

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About the author: Jordan Michaels has been reviewing firearm-related products for over four years and enjoying them for much longer. With family in Canada, he’s seen first hand how quickly the right to self-defense can be stripped from law-abiding citizens. He escaped that statist paradise at a young age, married a sixth-generation Texan, and currently lives in Waco. Follow him on Instagram @bornforgoodluck and email him at jordan@gunsamerica.com.

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  • Roy August 2, 2020, 12:45 pm

    I like the advice of using bear spray (antifa/blm repellant). If time allows for it and antifa/blm domestic enemies aren’t bearing arms against me. If they are, Herr Glock and Senior Taurus, along with Comrade Vepr12 will communicate for my fellow citizens and me.

  • Mitch Hutson August 1, 2020, 12:42 pm

    Blocking streets, detaining and threatening motorist is an act of terrorism and its high time elected officials call it what it is.
    If its too big for local cops then call up the National Guard and arrest and jail these thugs immediately.

    If your Mayor, or Governor lacks the will to snuff this crap out ? You have a choice!

  • John Boutwell July 31, 2020, 8:18 pm

    Any and all the powers that be in any place that allowed riots to continue need to be removed from office and replaced with real Americans.

  • Bill July 31, 2020, 6:50 pm

    Just read the comment regarding insurance covering the loss caused by the so-called civil unrest. I asked my wife, who owns an insurance agency about this. She responded by telling me that damage caused by, “civil unrest”, terrorism, and nuclear attack is not covered under standard insurance policy. Coverage must be, “specifically endorsed” where available. I would consult your insurance agent to determine coverage under your present policy. I am an NRA Benefactor member, and former NRA trained firearms instructor (expired certification). I carry everywhere I go. I would suggest that unless you have trained both physically, mentally, and emotionally in deadly use of force, you not carry a firearm. Untrained individuals that think they will just, “scare’ someone with the display of a firearm can become a victim of their own making. Be trained, be safe, and stand up for America.

  • Grant Stevens July 31, 2020, 6:04 pm

    Obviously, these idiots were never taught by their parents that playing in the street is dangerous. Had more law-abiding citizens and shop-owners brandished firearms early-on in these “protests,” the streets would not still be filled with these BLM (Bellicose Leftist Morons) and Antifa rioters. This kind of lawless, seditious behavior is precisely why the Founding Fathers penned the Second Amendment into the Bill of Rights. So, lock and load, America, it is only going to get worse come November. Time to take out the garbage.

  • Brent Barr July 31, 2020, 5:59 pm

    “Where there is shouting, there is no true knowledge.” – Leonardo da Vinci

  • Russell July 31, 2020, 4:49 pm

    SHOOT SOME MORE!!!!!!

  • Jerome Stout July 31, 2020, 4:43 pm

    I agree with Sigo. If the street is blocked by a crowd the prudent thing to do is go find another way. From the article it looks like both sides were looking for trouble.

    I’m strongly pro-2nd amendment. I believe that a gun should only be used in an extreme situation. If conflict can be avoided without guns being pulled that is the best way to handle it.

    • 1775 August 2, 2020, 9:15 am

      The driver in Austin is a Army SSG 11B (Infantry) who literally got caught up in the protest driving down a public way (street) and found himself surrounded. The BLM protestor was a former airman aviation maintenance type who wanted to look tactical and cool. Photographic evidence shows hom leveling his AK towards the drivers window, thus leading to his being fatality shot. The driver defended himself as should anyone, instead of being drug out of your car and being beat to an inch of your life or death.

  • Darrell July 31, 2020, 4:33 pm

    Need to start exterminating them from the top down start with the Obamas and Soros and don’t look back. The earth needs a good cleansing

    • capt. tom August 1, 2020, 5:28 pm

      100%!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • blker July 31, 2020, 3:35 pm

    it’s about time people should just shoot the RIOTERS, they ARE NOT protesters. gun em down, drive over them, whatever needs to be done to end these asshat “protesters. If black lives matter why aren’t these rioters “protesting” the fact that blacks kill blacks at a much greater rate than police kill blacks. These rioters are soros’ and the lying muslims’ foot soldiers in destabilizing the U.S. in order to turn it into Venezulan socialist style shithole.

  • D.J. July 31, 2020, 2:52 pm

    I have no understanding why those , dope-smoking , foul-mouthed , subversive ,
    neocommunist were not at their place of employment .

    Oh , ….. wait , ….. sorry all .

    I believe I understand now. Never mind .

    We now return you to the regularly scheduled program .

    • 1775 August 2, 2020, 9:20 am

      Average make up of the ANTIFA and BLM useful idiot is 28 years old, white, college degree. Only 1 in 5 BLM protestors is black. BLM Organization’s staff is predominantly white Marxists with some of the senior leadership having been members of the Weather Underground or having ties to other communist front groups.

      • Jake August 3, 2020, 11:48 am

        BLM is an offshoot of some outfit called Thousand Currents. A Communist group with convicted terrorists involved. One was sentenced to 58 years in prison for bombings and pardoned after 16 years by Bill Clinton on his last day in office. A majority of African Americans do not support BLM the organization.

  • Roger July 31, 2020, 2:14 pm

    Funny how it’s “Fork” the Police till one of them needs help!!!

  • Mike bobier July 31, 2020, 1:30 pm

    good riddance to the protester

  • Matt July 31, 2020, 1:25 pm

    This is domestic terrorism! Not protesting… Rioting, beating people on the street and threatening people with firearms IS NOT PROTESTING!

  • Alan July 31, 2020, 12:59 pm

    Block my and I’ll run you down. Approach me with a gun I’ll shoot you dead. Your move thug.

  • Kurt Hollyday July 31, 2020, 12:37 pm

    Looks like a bunch of punk ass white kids that didn’t get beaten enough as kids to me. What a f#cking joke.

    • Rattlerjake July 31, 2020, 1:22 pm

      They will soon get the beating they deserve if they continue with this crap.

    • DowntoEarthThinking.com July 31, 2020, 1:50 pm

      For sure , and oh the whaling and gnashing of teeth when the guy shoots back ! This is getting stupider and stupider everyday.

      I wish more people stood up to these fools when attacked. I have been attacked twice by Antifa and both times I beat them down rather easily without shooting anybody and one of those times I got stabbed with a shiv thru my right arm. I broke that guys wrist and as I pulled the shiv out fo my arm you should have seen the look on their faces, then they all took off running like grls. It was a great afternoon to be sure. I left before any police showed up and all was well ! I trust police today about as far as I could throw one.

      Would I shoot somebody if I felt I had no choices when attacked , of course. I have already done that in RVN on the Cambodian border long ago in war zone D on a grand scale. Far better to be fit and strong and highly capable to kick ass than 100% dependant only on a firearm for many valid reasons. I do not carry even after being attacked twice because I have complete confidence in my training and capabilites. I do have a CC and always have a firearm in my vehicle close by and most likely have far more experience with firearms than most people here being in real fire fights and shooting back without a lawyers permission like our pussy military does today. I know exactly what I am doing and why and do not want to go to prison. Can’t fight back in prison and besides the beat downs were fun as well ! I also sleep very good at nite and do NOT live in fear as many do. Alwys choose your batteles when possible nd your responses vai your traing and atht menas havbing options like being ophyiscally capable to fight back. Most are far too dependnat on firearms only as their first line iof defnse, big mistake, unles you ar good with jail.

      Of course every event has its own parameters and having the correct mindset to make quick good decisions is critical in todays world ! I like to have some options when possible.

      • bilker July 31, 2020, 3:40 pm

        downtoearth you can trust the police. what you can’t trust is the politicians making the rules. these are the gutless bastards who should be run out of office and position due to their caving to the demands of the rioters by letting them riot.

        • DowntoEarthThinking.com August 1, 2020, 11:48 am

          You trust the stand down police that are nation wide ? Get real and no question the politicos are part of the problem. But none of that is anything new. If the police were doing their jobs most of what we see would not be happening and letting them use the excuse of being ordered is weak junk thinking. All of the stand down police should be fired for dereliction. as well the unions are a big opart of all this garbage. You aa re liivng in a fantasy amd excuses. Wake up !

          • DowntoEarthThinking.com August 1, 2020, 12:07 pm

            Also what about Finicum ? Do you trust the OSP who murdered him in your blindness as well ? Did the Bundy crew burn down anything, threaten anybody, attack people and kill anybody like Antifa and BLM do regularly now while police stand by and watch ?

            You have it all very backasswards and clearly you are afraid to call a spade a spade in these matters. Of course we need police , but we only need police that do their jobs and not follow bogus orders to save their own skins in cowardice and direct violation of their oaths

  • Wizzid0 July 31, 2020, 12:22 pm

    I don’t know about you, but my training says, “if someone shoves a gun in your face, one of you is going home in a box!” The first one who presses the trigger wins. Self defense.

    • DW July 31, 2020, 1:48 pm

      Someone shoves a gun in your face you have two choices die or kill the Mfer.

      • DowntoEarthThinking.com July 31, 2020, 2:04 pm

        In most cases that can be true , but there is a third option and that is to take the gun away from the perp and beat him with it, citizens arrest them and all good.

        Just saying there are more options than just firearms and it is very wise to be aware of them and proficient with them for many valid reasons. The idea that your first and only line of defense is a firearm is ignorant for many reasons. I also realize few will grasp this because they are fat and lazy and will do no training except got to the range and shoot stationary targets as if that is even close to a real gun fight ?

        Training to gain the correct mindset of a warrior requires some effort.

        • Ej harbet August 3, 2020, 6:04 pm

          Well we can’t all be big mma hero warriors like you.and some times when big strong heros like you fight bullets without bullets you end up on your back starring at a sky you no longer see. Ill keep my pistol and despense its expensive hollowpoints per dictates of the deadly force laws in my location.
          Tyvm

  • Solo July 31, 2020, 11:43 am

    Yes I did see the Video posted on Guns America, and yes there are fucking DUMB people on both sides left and right. Either side should not bring weapons to a protest. And the real sickening thing for me how can any of us be okay with killing fellow Americans? And we have the Far Right Talking about American Civil War 2.0, and not just Talking about it, but hoping for it!!!! What The Fuck Is Going On!!! How or why is this a polictial topic? The blind support for this President is disturbing. There is a difference of Nationalism and Patriotism. A Patriot is proud of his or her country for what it does and what it stands for. A Nationalist is proud of his or her country NO MATTER WHAT IT DOES. The difference between the two is the SECOND leads to WAR. I belive we are one Tweet away from Brothers fighting against Brothers. TRUMP has had the opportunity to disfuse the situation Time after Time, and Failed the American people. A Bowl of Tomato Soup can do a better job than him. Any Man who says that “I AND I ALONE CAN MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGIAN” Is a false PROPHET!

    • SOS July 31, 2020, 1:33 pm

      You Trump haters are all the same. Do us all a favor & get the hell out of our country! Move to Cuba where you’ll be happy.

      • Peter Brown July 31, 2020, 2:59 pm

        Maybe she forgot to take her meds.

      • Solo July 31, 2020, 3:00 pm

        SOS, Fuck Off!
        This is My Country, I was Born Here.
        And Ive been to Cuba. And I Doubt You Ever Have. You obviously dont see the same Authoritarian Behavior that Trump has Like Castro, and or any other Dictator in the History of the World.

        • Jake August 3, 2020, 11:56 am

          I would say Trump has been pretty reserved seeing how he was victim of an attempted coup. You are the one like Castro. A filthy propagandist.

    • Rattlerjake July 31, 2020, 1:55 pm

      You’re an IDIOT! These anarchists are NOT AMERICAN, and definitely not brothers. Being American isn’t simply being born in the US, it is believing in and supporting a nation that is governed under the Constitution. This is not about being proud of his or her country NO MATTER WHAT IT DOES, it is about standing against our enemies both foreign AND DOMESTIC — and these are domestic enemies! These protesters are not standing against the tyranny of a government, nor are they standing up for their rights, but instead they are intent on tearing down this nation over their selfish and immoral ideologies.

      There isn’t so much “blind support” for this President as there is support for a President that has shown that he is intent on doing the job he was elected to do and is doing it better than any other in history. These domestic enemies, who by the way are also entrenched in our government, are violating the rights of the people, destroying property, looting, and committing other crimes in the name of what? It is these same leftist trash who have tried over and over to remove a LEGALLY elected sitting President by creating false claims and lying, and yet they have not only failed at that but they have also shown more of their own corruption.

      By the way, it is NOT Trump’s job to diffuse this anarchy, but the job of the mayors and governors, who are like you – WORTHLESS! It only becomes Trumps “job” when the city and state leaders fail and it is necessary to put down this lawlessness to protect innocent people and property. AND it should be done by any means necessary.

      None of us WANT a civil or race war, only a fool would, but it is the only thing that is inevitable when evil becomes so prevalent. It’s fools like you that cause this anarchy by condoning it!

    • DowntoEarthThinking.com July 31, 2020, 2:07 pm

      Solo, you are one misguided fool !

    • bilker July 31, 2020, 3:44 pm

      solo you’re a twit. when a large group of rioters surrounds your car or yourself you use deadly force to defend yourself. it’s idiots like you who support the gutless politicians who allow these riots to exist.

    • Walter Marshall July 31, 2020, 4:31 pm

      The rioters being shot and arrested are for the most part are Americans in name only. These are typically young misled and highly ignorant individuals who have been taught and often paid to dislike our country. They toss out the claim of having Constitutional rights, but fail to recognize that trying to overthrow our lawful government and long standing values is not within their rights. The Constitution does allow people to assemble PEACEFULLY, not to riot, resist arrest, loot . burn and destroy. These individuals are better called anarchists and are enemies of both the state and the people of our nation. Backed by a progressive politically oriented media and less than a Democratic party, these anarchists are bent on obliterating the United States of America. Using the guise of a few blacks typically shot when resisting arrest, these same individuals, media and Dimwitted party protest these so called murders and yet find it totally acceptable to accept and condone the murder hundred of thousands of unborn babies for profit (most who are minorities), let lone the murders of thousands of blacks in inner city neighborhoods without any protests or public concern. When the riots in Portland, Seattle, Minnesota, etc. first started, I was hoping that when the local Democratic leadership (?) did not stop the anarchy, I was in favor of President Trump bringing federal forces in play to stop the looting and destruction. Given that the liberal mindset of the population in this communities voted in and continue to vote in these so called leaders, I now hope that the cities involved continue to suffer the violent destruction of their communities and that the Federal government does not provide funding to restore those communities, Let them suffer the full accountability of their stupidity in choosing their civic leaders.

    • No1hunter July 31, 2020, 7:32 pm

      Hey Soslow – The degenerate in the rioting mob should not bring a gun to their burning, raping and destroying ranpage but you know what? I bet the guy in the truck ws headed home FROM WORKING, not going to your disgusting party’s RIOT (it is NOT a protest)!!! Last I check, being free is going where you want, not where some spoiled little brat with soft hands tells you to go.

      Point a gun at me and the last thing you will see is a flash!

      • capt. tom August 1, 2020, 5:36 pm

        Absolutely!!

    • mrflorida July 31, 2020, 10:11 pm

      The protester brought a gun to a protest. The people driving thru were not part of it. What happens if you take a wrong turn. You have not recourse. Its the difference between someone planning on it and accidental confrontation. And know its not Trump lovers its simply capitalism against socialism.

  • Michael July 31, 2020, 11:22 am

    I have tried to live a peaceful life; minding my own business. I feel that I must now speak to ALL who will listen. I was serving my Country with the USMC in the 60s while people back at home were Protesting. We had heard, seen, and/or new of the Massive Protests. They all seemed peaceful, and all had an opinion. Most of these people were either Veterans or College Students, with a smattering of hippies, draft dodgers,and militants. The thing is, is that they weren’t sucking the government tit, or otherwise too lazy to work. They also knew that they could express their grievances without being destructive, hurling insults, using offensive language. In short, being rude, disrespectful, and acting like a hooded criminal. Most important of all, is that these protesters were Independent Thinkers. They were Not an Organized Mob like we now see in ANTIFA and BLM. There is a Right/Wrong way to effectively communicate your point. If they Really Care about change, maybe they should think about these things First. Then maybe we can have a Real Discussion about Real Change.

  • Thomas July 31, 2020, 11:16 am

    What’s the statue of the law carrying concealed going to a protest and at the same time being a member of a radical group ?

  • victor spikes July 31, 2020, 11:09 am

    Why is no one talking about the protester shooting at the car as it drove away , that guy needs to be charged because the driver was no longer a threat

    • bilker July 31, 2020, 3:49 pm

      the “protester/rioter” is not subject to any laws thanks to the cowardly politicians who allow these riots/protests to continue. make these rioters carry on in an assigned secure area and any not using said area get a free 6 month vacation at GITMO.

  • Jason Wissbrod July 31, 2020, 10:56 am

    The point of protesting is to draw attention, and gain support for your cause. Blocking roads and pissing people off is clearly counterproductive. Now you’re impeding others. It makes people hate you and your message.

    • Chuchy July 31, 2020, 11:31 am

      That would be “messages”. If there are 1000 leftists/anarchists/fascists/communists/feminists/racists, there are 1000 different messages. Their only uniting element is self-loathing and hare of America.

  • Alan July 31, 2020, 10:50 am

    They are not racial justice protests they are anti-american riots. Protests don’t involve arson, assault, or property damage.

  • Alej Marcos July 31, 2020, 10:41 am

    ” … so at that point in the protest with the number of people around, trying to be strategic about how we get in there to deal with it is a tough one”

    Are you a police chief, or a shoeshine boy ? Run over the maggots and get to the scene, and deal with the situation. As for the scum left lying on the street, charge them with damaging your squad car.

    Obviously you could do with a refresher course from any of Louisiana’s sheriff departments.

  • Stephen Gibbons July 31, 2020, 10:32 am

    All family members & work associates keep Level 3A Vests and Level 3 Plates in their vehicles at all times. All are also well armed while out and about. I also have a carbine & second handgun w/reloads secured in the vehicle. Everyone is under strict instructions to avoid any crowds that have gathered on urban public access routes. Sooner or later those triggers are going to be pulled. Once that starts nothing will stop it. Stay frosty folks. – Steve Gibbons / US Night Vision Corporation

    • bilker July 31, 2020, 3:59 pm

      you’re right Stephen. but if you live in no rights for whites commifornia you will be prosecuted if you resist the rioters/”protesters”. the lying thieving democrat politicians running the state will see to that. I would guess that would be true in NY also due to the socialist/communists holding office in that state as well.

  • LJ July 31, 2020, 10:26 am

    Why was Garret the caretaker of his quadriplegic wife not at home taking care of her instead of carrying a AK47 at an antifa rally approaching cars in a menacing manner? Play stupid game win stupid prizes.

    • Alan July 31, 2020, 11:31 am

      Point your gun at someone and you should expect to get shot. Guess he didn’t run into the “pu$$ie” he thought he would.

    • John Terpening July 31, 2020, 11:36 am

      Amen!!!

    • chuck benak August 1, 2020, 11:19 am

      This is how stupid Garret is, his wife was there with him.

  • Abby Normal July 31, 2020, 10:24 am

    Play stupid games win stupid prizes. Guns are for hunting or self protection. Walking up to people with bad intent for no reason will result in a failure. Not everyone is as scared as they believe. Some will fight and fight to win. This Austin kill was clean. An AK47 is legal. But when used in a protest it was not there for hunting or protection.

  • Christopher Chason July 31, 2020, 10:01 am

    I have been wondering how long it would take until real people got sick of these subhuman bags of walking garbage and started putting them out of our misery!

  • Rev July 31, 2020, 9:44 am

    I agree with Sigo on the way we should conduct ourselves as to NOT give in to these misguided protesters/rioters/anarchists, however, I wonder how they and the general authorities would react if groups of 1st amendment, gun toting conservatives suddenly showed up at these demonstrations in droves and being suddenly confronted, and without warning, begun running over all of these idiots and firing upon them as well.

    This is what it could come to if and when we have all had enough of this nonsense.

  • Ross July 31, 2020, 9:37 am

    Good job. Drop a few more.

  • SELDEN DENTON July 31, 2020, 9:13 am

    Compared to these riots Charlottesville was a peaceful protest.

  • Zupglick July 31, 2020, 8:42 am

    And so it begins.

  • Angelo July 31, 2020, 8:33 am

    Cupcake got they deserved
    Amazing how they act like tough guys
    At first sign of someone fighting back they all run looking for mommy
    Punks

  • Miles July 31, 2020, 8:30 am

    Time to start lighting these people up; they have gone from protesting, to beating to pulling guns now. Confront these mobs and start giving them lead poisoning…..

    And if the BLM “protester” was out there brandishing a gun, the state should throw the book at him and revoke his license…….

    • Fred Wyatt July 31, 2020, 12:39 pm

      Mile, No truer words have ever been spoken. Give them what they came for!

  • Gar July 31, 2020, 8:30 am

    Don’t threaten people, what’s so hard to understand. You do not have a right to intentionally shut down a road without a permit. To do so is an act of aggression threatening the lives of anyone who tries to pass.

    Beware, passers by will defend their right to free travel.

  • Ange1 July 31, 2020, 8:26 am

    Niiiiiiiiiccccccceeeeee
    Little punks got what they deserve
    They walk around like tough guys then run screaming and crying for mommy

  • callmeBob July 31, 2020, 8:12 am

    If you pull it, fire it.

    • James J. Marlowe II July 31, 2020, 8:46 am

      Excellent

    • matt July 31, 2020, 1:29 pm

      Guy in the stand off was an idiot, protester could have shot him at any minute for pulling first…

  • Jerry Jones July 31, 2020, 8:07 am

    The 1st Amendment is NOT a “get out of jail free card”…..in fact…..your 1st Amendment Rights cease to exist the very second you use to violate the Law, or the Rights of another.

    • Jerry Jones July 31, 2020, 8:09 am

      * use them to violate the Law or the Rights of another.

      • Mitch Hutson July 31, 2020, 9:49 am

        How do you use freedom of speech to violate the rights of another? You must be a liberal news anchor?

        • gar July 31, 2020, 3:26 pm

          read J.J’s comment again, he’s absolutely right. Every law has at it’s core the violation of a freedom by another for personal gain. Violate someones freedoms and you face the criminal justice system where your rights are taken away and the rest of us have to suffer with another freedom lost because the government created a law taking away the freedom missused to abuse anothers freedoms from all.

          MSM has been grossly violating the freedom of speech, government is duty bound to keep freedom equal for all, it does it by taking away a freedom abused from all. In this case it’s the freedom of speech, if the people don’t stop the abuse, government will/must. Thousands, tens of thousands have died all due to this gross abuse. When the abuse becomes greater than the right to have it government regulation then becomes the lessor evil. At this point the MSM is a much greater evil.

          We can only keep our freedoms if we protect them, stopping all who violate them. Make no mistake, we do have a duty to regulate morality or suffer with a government impose morality…and yes, it is supposed to be so loathsome that people chose liberty over bondage.

        • bilker July 31, 2020, 4:06 pm

          Mitch what do you think these rioters/protesters are doing when they’re blocking streets, burning structures and assaulting others who disagree with the rioters/protesters? THEY ARE VIOLATING YOUR RIGHTS.

          • Mitch Hutson August 1, 2020, 10:54 am

            Bilker, I totally agree.. Shutting down a public road and detaining someone should be considered an act of terrorism.
            Maybe I misread JJ`s post? Was he referring to freedom of speech? or the right to bear arms?

        • Robert Messmer July 31, 2020, 5:06 pm

          Jerry Jones also included “violate the Law” such as blocking a public road. Plus you could use your 1st amendment right to free speech to falsely trigger a Red Flag law against someone. Red Flag laws violate several rights.

        • Mitch Hutson August 1, 2020, 11:05 am

          Sorry JJ.. I thought you were misquoting the 1st amendment for the 2nd, My BAD! Liberal media is so disgustingly biased now.
          Personally, if these people want to stand on the sidewalk and run their mouth all day? that’s fine with me, but getting in the road and stopping traffic is terrorism and should be treated as such.

        • Brian August 1, 2020, 4:14 pm

          You are the one that sounds like a liberal. When these idiots protest and block the streets, they are preventing people from getting to work, running their businesses, getting medical treatment, etc. They also make it impossible for first responders to do their jobs.

          Back during the protest in St Louis over Michael Brown, an ambulance caring a very sick child got stuck and they wouldn’t let it through. The ambulance had to turn around and travel an extra 15-20 minutes to get to the hospital. The street that they routinely shut down was right in front of a children’s hospital and a major university hospital.

          Your rights end where others begin.

  • shrugger July 31, 2020, 8:03 am

    And another communist may still live long enough to receive his free helicopter ride.

  • Slim July 31, 2020, 7:33 am

    What a WASTE OF TIME!!!!! watched the video and expected to see the reason for EVERYONE watching it which was the so called “Mexican stand off” and ALL we got was a FOUR SECOND junk video with zero audio of the incident( except for morons screaming thinking SOME how that helps)! I realized after about five minutes that it wasn’t a normal five minute max video, it’s OVER two HOURS LONG of USELESS junk like morons calling the ARMED AND CLEARLY WILLING AND ABLE COPS who LOVE KILLING people ON CAMERA and that ALL WILL GET AWAY WITH IT HANDS DOWN since COPS PROTECT COPS and CHOOSE to SCREAM “Bitches with badges!” MORONS!!!!! THEIR JUST LUCKY A COP DIDN’T KILL THEM! If you DON’T WANT TO DIE…. STAY AWAY FROM THE PEOPLE CARING GUNS ILLEGALLY DOWN THE MIDDLE OF THE STREET WHILE SCREAMING HATE!!!!! AGAIN… MOOOOROOOONSSSS!!!!!!!! FYI… The very begging of the long worthless video I’d bet is on camera standing in the corner of the street and the camera man actually walk behind him as he carries and AR-15 OR MAYBE a full auto version but doubt it and next to him was a female in a wheel chair so I’d guess the woman in the chair just lost the man that took care of her or maybe she was the one who was shot… I didn’t read the article after my time was wasted on the long video that I kept fast forwarding waiting for the Mexican stand off and if course it was just click bait and the real worthless four second video was at the bottom of the page.

    • Comanche July 31, 2020, 9:36 am

      Slim’s obviously a antifa sympathizer!!!% anyway Civil War 2.0 is obviously right around the corner!

    • Mitch Hutson August 1, 2020, 11:18 am

      Stopping and detaining traffic is an act of terrorism, not peaceful protest. I would like to see legislation to protect motorist who have to drive through or even over the top of these fools.

      I would like to see how the case in Tulsa Oklahoma turns out where the guy pulling the horse trailer being assaulted eventually decided to drive on through and the idiot liberal got run over by the trailer. Last I heard it was still under investigation?

  • Kb31416 July 31, 2020, 6:42 am

    Blocking roads is not free speech.

    • paul July 31, 2020, 7:53 am

      They have that right protected under the constitution so much so if there was a cop there he could not ask why. With regard to the protestors on the other hand I am pretty certain they did not have the required permit. The biggest offense would be on the part of the elected officials who ORDER no police involvement. Their (the elected officials) hope is to cause a tragedy all a part of the plan to embarrass Trump. We will see what the American people think of this in November.

  • Alphanzo Townsend July 31, 2020, 6:26 am

    Why are people driving cars through a protest?

    • shrugger July 31, 2020, 8:05 am

      Not a legit protest and He wasn’t. He turned a corner without a roadblock and was suddenly surrounded.
      This has been happening for weeks now. Please pay attention.

    • R Anderson July 31, 2020, 8:09 am

      Because as far as protests go you are not allowed to block roads unless you have applied for a permit and it’s been organized with the local police department to block off the roads and redirect traffic. These people that claim to be peaceful protesters are pure trash and thugs.

    • James Miller July 31, 2020, 8:15 am

      Maybe because they need to get somewhere on a road they helped pay for? I would not intentionally drive into a known situation, but if caught in one those folks had better have on shin guards and a soft place to land. The second they step off the curb, they go from a protester to being a threat and my vehicle and 9mm in it are my self defense tools.

    • Mitch Hutson July 31, 2020, 9:53 am

      A better question is why are (peaceful) protesters blocking traffic ?

    • Tom July 31, 2020, 11:38 am

      Why? Because people have a RIGHT to freely travel without being impeded. I am putting a “cow catcher” On my F250 and people trying to stop me or bet in my way will be run over.

    • Nebo July 31, 2020, 12:16 pm

      Why? Because protests (riots, really) intentionally cause intimidation and inconvenience. Why? Because a mob of snowflakes gather together so they can feed off one another on the significance of gathering. They have unilaterally chosen a special mission with special morons, chanting special slogans, carrying special hand made, sloppy protest signs, and all in all being someone very special, at the expense of causing nothing more significant than noise, bedlam, rioting, destruction, and displaying their very special ANTI-AMERICAN behavior.

    • Peter Brown July 31, 2020, 2:57 pm

      Frivolous reasons such as going to work? gee, I don’t know.

    • bilker July 31, 2020, 4:25 pm

      Alphonzo it is going to escalate to full blown civil war unless the cowardly , gutless politicians start clamping down on the rioters/”protesters” These rioter DO NOT have the right to block roads, burn buildings
      and threaten and assault others and our government MUST give all these rioters/”protesters” a free 6 month vacation in GITMO.

    • Deborah August 1, 2020, 1:04 pm

      Why are the protesters stopping them?

  • Steve July 31, 2020, 4:35 am

    A couple of things bother me here…. #1 People have a right to live – and pass peacefully. The “protesters” do not have the right to block traffic or impede or violate the rights of others. The driver had just as much right to “protest” back that he was being blocked and delayed unnecessarily. People are not truly protesting peacefully as another person commented earlier; these protesters appear to be trying to force their views and opinions upon others using questionable means, often using unlawful means and employing stupid street tactics that tend to instigate and elicit negative reactions by purposely obstructing/blocking traffic, parading through neighborhoods provoking the residents, etc. And then claim they are being victimized when others who are simply trying to go about their business have the “nerve” to respond when in fact their rights are being unfairly and inconsiderately imposed upon. #2 It seems hypocritical that the media today, with all this politically correct BS about the way words are being used, seems to feel that it’s OK to call it a “Mexican” standoff or call someone who acts a certain way a “Karen.” While I don’t personally feel the words and phrases often used to describe certain events or action are meant in racist manner, the words could be labeled racist terminology…IF we’re all going to be so overly sensitive about words and how they’re used. Everyone seems to be so hyper-sensitive now that nothing can be uttered anymore without offending someone. People simply need to be courteous and respectful of each other and stop using petty excuses to go around acting like fools in public and then daring decent folks to just sit back and take it. I’m sure there are a lot of decent folks out there protesting and I’m all for standing up for your rights and speaking your mind BUT there is a decent way to go about things. From what I’ve seen, it seems that quite a few protesters demand respect but don’t give it back in return if you don’t agree with their views.

    • Slim July 31, 2020, 7:37 am

      Agreed!

    • Fred Wyatt July 31, 2020, 12:53 pm

      I also agree!

    • Mitch Hutson August 1, 2020, 11:33 am

      The thing that most concerns me about all this is the fact that liberal media, which accounts for about 90% is so in the tank to defeat Donald Trump.
      So much that they will not cover these events or even outright lie about what is going on!

  • Dave July 31, 2020, 3:45 am

    Couldn’t see a single black person in that BLM protest. What’s wrong with these white kids? Anyway, to me, it’s not a protest when they are blocking traffic. That’s basically a hi-jacking and impeding my freedom of movement! They have no right to taking any of my freedoms away! They are Terrorists!! As to why the cops allow them to do this is a mystery to me. When at any other time, a person standing in the middle of the road would be arrested and removed!

    • Kevin July 31, 2020, 9:08 am

      It’s not about black it’s about control and stealing the election. They are paid trouble makers! Socialist, Terrorist, Anti American Traitors and should be hung!
      George Soros is bank rolling the riots by trucking in these socialist trouble makers. He got thrown out of Greece for destroying their economy and we should do the same or String him up like the Italians did to Mussolini!

      • Fred Wyatt July 31, 2020, 12:54 pm

        I’m in!

    • John July 31, 2020, 9:19 am

      Yes, even if those “protests” are supposedly BLM protests, they have been infiltrated by mostly non BLM protesters. Can they still be called “peaceful” protests, when they are armed?
      I guess as long as no shots are fired, and no one is hurt, then it qualifies as a “peaceful” protest?

      • Mitch Hutson August 1, 2020, 11:44 am

        BLM is an openly Marxist organization, and fully embraced by the democrat party.

        My Dad was a yellow dog FDR democrat who grew up during the great depression and fought in WWII.
        Sadly, there is very little resemblance left of that party. The party of the common man is now the party of wing nuts!

  • JJ July 31, 2020, 3:40 am

    Mr. Foster was actually there as security. Protecting the innocent from would be attackers. He confronted the vehicle after the driver was going to plow through the peaceful protest. And just FYI. The individuals that have been there just to cause chaos we’re not representatives of BLM.

    • B rad July 31, 2020, 7:39 am

      “Mr Foster” played stupid games he won stupid prizes. Good riddance.

    • paul July 31, 2020, 7:44 am

      Mr. Foster is a useful idiot who is not aware of the laws regarding brandishing a weapon. The driver on the other hand is in what is considered an extension of his home. Mr Foster if he was working security should know he can not draw a weapon and brandish it in this instance. Mr Foster should have been arrested which of coarse did not happen,Yet.

    • shrugger July 31, 2020, 8:16 am

      I think we found an infiltrator. “BLM” is a Marxist revolutionary organization with the express goal of destroying the USA and the entirety of Western culture. No need to take MY word for it. They plainly admit this on their official mission statement page.

    • Brent Baird July 31, 2020, 9:05 am

      ” The individuals that have been there just to cause chaos we’re not representatives of BLM.”……well of course you would say they wern’t, and we all believe your BULLSHIT because you and your ilk are a worthy people! Here’s your sign!

    • To July 31, 2020, 11:43 am

      They had no right to “protest” in the middle of a street to begin with and there was nothing peaceful about it. Interfering with free travel is NOT protesting. You have NO RIGHT to do it!

  • BUURGA July 31, 2020, 2:59 am

    ‘Racial justice’ protests? How about Left-wing thugs.

  • SuperG July 30, 2020, 9:24 am

    For the Austin incident, video captures clearly show the rioter pointing his rifle at the driver. I’m glad the driver defended himself.

    • Solo July 31, 2020, 7:00 am

      The Video in Austin does not show him pointing his Ak-47, you cant see shit. And if you seen the Vid from the begining you can clearly see the young white man, AK slung across his chest Heavy set with his wife a black woman in a wheel chair, who is missing her limbs. Now has no husband to help take care of her. Should he be bringing a rifle to a protest NO, but I say the same when Pro Gun Boogaloo Bois do the same. They both make people who like/love firearms look like dumb hillbillies, and hurt our cause. Scumbag……

      • John July 31, 2020, 7:46 am

        Solo, you are incorrect.
        There IS a pic taken from the video that clearly shows Foster pointing his firearm. Do a google search. Wish I could post the pic here.
        He was looking for a fight, found it and lost.

        • Solo July 31, 2020, 9:04 am

          I did the google search, seen the screen shot that your talking about. Looks to to me that hand is on the pistol grip, right hand. Looks to me left hand is free and not on the weapon. Muzzle pointed down. Does not appear to me that he is even in the low ready position. Again he should of not been bringing a rifle to a protest. Thats just looking for trouble. A lot of people are so heated about BLM that they are ready with finger on the trigger. I doubt his (driver) life was in danger. He should have not honked his horn at them, thats just instigating a fight with these young people. He should have seen as a driver what was ahead and not try to push his way though the crowd. That is also looking for trouble.

          • Rex July 31, 2020, 9:55 am

            Wow. You doubt the driver’s life was in danger? Who are you to make such a decision when all you’ve done is “seen” the video? Clearly, your BLM pals blocked the road and were not allowing the vehicle pass. They instigated trouble.

          • Fred Wyatt July 31, 2020, 1:05 pm

            Solo, you are flippin high! Sleep it off

          • Mitch Hutson August 1, 2020, 11:53 am

            How about honk your horn after pressing the accelerator to the floor and call DOT to come clean the terrorist off the highway?

      • Chief July 31, 2020, 8:01 am

        “if you seen the Vid”… And you are referring to others as “dumb”??? Nice job there, moron.

        • Solo July 31, 2020, 9:42 am

          Yes I did see the Video posted on Guns America, and yes there are fucking DUMB people on both sides left and right. Either side should not bring weapons to a protest. And the real sickening thing for me how can any of us be okay with killing fellow Americans? And we have the Far Right Talking about American Civil War 2.0, and not just Talking about it, but hoping for it!!!! What The Fuck Is Going On!!! How or why is this a polictial topic? The blind support for this President is disturbing. There is a difference of Nationalism and Patriotism. A Patriot is proud of his or her country for what it does and what it stands for. A Nationalist is proud of his or her country NO MATTER WHAT IT DOES. The difference between the two is the SECOND leads to WAR. I belive we are one Tweet away from Brothers fighting against Brothers. TRUMP has had the opportunity to disfuse the situation Time after Time, and Failed the American people. A Bowl of Tomato Soup can do a better job than him. Any Man who says that “I AND I ALONE CAN MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGIAN” Is a false PROPHET!

          • Fred Wyatt July 31, 2020, 1:11 pm

            Say what you want asshole about this President, he still has my vote in 2020 and I am proud to say that. Now leave this peaceful demonstration!

          • Proghunter July 31, 2020, 4:39 pm

            So Solo, in our eyes (70+ million Americans, zero leftist Dems) YOU are the blind, dogmatic socialist who labels anything that conflicts with your far left indoctrination (the entire school system is 94% leftists, by their own admission) as “far right” hate. Tell me what you think far right means. (Clue : total absence of government. Far left : total government, as in all socialist – communist, fascist, national socialists – systems). I bet all of your “info” comes from the Dems synchronized (same talking points every day) far left agitation propaganda at MSNBC, CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, NYT, WaPo, etc..

            It isn’t Trump driving the hate – it is your kind : anti-American leftists. If you are a socialist (of any flavor) then you are in opposition to the fundamental ideas of America: Constitution, capitalism, individual liberty. Progressives (who stole the label “liberal” from conservatives in 1935 to disguise who FDR was) openly proclaimed (especially Woodrow Wilson) that the Constitution, capitalism, and individual liberty were obsolete ideas and people needed to be “retrained” to see things the “correct way”. FDR stopped openly proclaiming this same idea in 1935 before his second election to hid what agenda he and the the Dem Party planned.

            We are in a civil war already – it began in 1912 with Wilson’s election. Your kind are NOT “fellow Americans” – you are leftists who want to shove a “redo” of the country (as Obama and Hillary promised) down our throats.

            Trump cannot “defuse” things when the rage driven Dems throw gas on the flames every day. Open your eyes.

          • John August 1, 2020, 8:34 am

            Solo, please explain your statement:
            “TRUMP has had the opportunity to disfuse the situation Time after Time, and Failed the American people.“
            Facts matter Solo.
            The areas of this country that have the worst problems are managed by Democratic Governors and mayors. They are the ones allowing this garbage to happen and ordering enforcement to stand down. Allowing the nuts to run the asylum.
            If Trump was running these areas he would have done the right thing and shut the violence down asap.
            Time outs will not work with these rioters. Time to take off the belt.

          • Mitch Hutson August 1, 2020, 12:10 pm

            Solo,
            have you watched any liberal media such as CNN,NBC,CBS,ABC, etc,etc,? Donald Trump has spoken out about the killing of George Floyd and called for police reforms.

            Its the liberal media that is stoking racism and division in this country. I couldn`t stand Barak Obama, but I quietly endured his sorry ass for eight years.

            You know if right wing peaceful protesters were burning down CNN headquarters while the police stood and watched, and the mayor called it a beautiful thing LMAO! Liberals would be outraged!

        • Alej Marcos July 31, 2020, 10:52 am

          Common Core education at it’s finest. I’ll bet he “don’t do cursive,” either.

      • SD July 31, 2020, 9:05 am

        Cry me a river Solo. Don’t bring an AK to a “peaceful” protest.

        • Solo July 31, 2020, 9:50 am

          I Agree no guns should be brought to any protest….. But I truly belive that that they feel as it is ok because all of the pro-gun rallys that have happened over the past couple of years. That do nothing but make a scene for the News to cover. They feel justified. If they can do it so can I.

          • John Terpening July 31, 2020, 12:03 pm

            Solo, you are an idiot!! That driver was in his vehicle attempting to travel, which is legal. The RIOTERS were blocking a public street. When surrounded by the thugs, the driver had every right to protect himself. If more people would do the same, those little RIOTERS would return to mommy and daddy’s basement. They are without a real education and indoctrinated by the left. Perhaps this will be a good lesson to some of them. There will be much more until they realize they George Sorass is not worth it!! Too bad he doesn’t show up at the RIOTS!!!

          • Bunker Hill July 31, 2020, 1:20 pm

            You can “feel” however you want. My suggestion would be to leave your “feelings” at home when its the cold logic of the law you’re seeking to challenge. Claiming victimhood by clinging to the hood of a car that you just vandalized only makes sense to the mentally challenged youngsters throwing their tantrum in the streets. The adults in the room all know that shit doesn’t pass the smell test.

            I’ve not seen a ‘pro-gun’ rally yet where the folks attending the rally surround people’s cars, terrorize them, destroy property and raise weapons to intimidate innocent passers by. On the contrary, when conservatives make an appearance they tend to set the standard for how a law abiding citizen should conduct themselves. They exhibit proper weapons handling, wave a few flags, vocalize their support for America and then clean up after themselves before they leave the area.

            Leftists and their acute reliance on “feelings” are the ones employing intimidation, destruction, violence and personal attacks to try and force change on the system. This entire pubescent shit show of violence and mayhem that’s been splashed across the news for the last few months has been LEFTIST violence… ALL of it. The bastards can’t manage their feelings or control their message, so they devolve into terrorizing society and burning down city blocks to “bring attention to their cause”. The only thing they’re bringing attention to is their psychological deficiencies.

            If there’s any chatter about ‘Civil War 2’ its the direct result of unhinged Leftists trying to undermine the American Way through intimidation and violence, openly voicing their hatred for the Constitution and fighting to implement a Marxist agenda under the guise of “progress”. America has been at war with that ideology for a century already. The difference now is that the movement is gaining momentum to the point where innocent people are being regularly and overtly victimized by instigators of the ‘Revolution’. If you think America is going to roll over after 240+ years just to bend over and take it in the ass from some Marxist revolutionaries, then you need to read up on American history and how we classically respond to such things. Don’t start none, won’t be none! The ball is in the Left’s court. Serve wisely.

          • bilker July 31, 2020, 4:43 pm

            When did you ever see a pro gun rally start blocking roads, burning buildings and assaulting citizens? when did you see a antiifa blm protest clean up after themselves? when did you see a progun rally fail to obey laws and law enforcement orders?

          • Mitch Hutson August 1, 2020, 12:15 pm

            Yep, media likes to harp about guns a a conservative rally but its ok at a liberal terrorist rally. Same with Masks!

      • Fred Wyatt July 31, 2020, 1:02 pm

        Who let this DA in?

        • Solo July 31, 2020, 2:43 pm

          The American Way, Is Beautiful thing. Its a way of living and breathing in this Great Nation. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. I belive all of you, im assuming grown men, have a bias that this shooting is a justified kill. And you may think that I am opposite. I just dont want to see violence in my country. A country that I am proud of. But what I see is so upsetting, and to my Fellow Americans how can any of you be okay with killing each other in the name of politics. To bunker hill I am very educated in American History, and World History. And I think you should study the Spanish Civil War. I have Traveled the World and have see things that most men Dream Of. I grew up in poverty, had nothing. Never had help from the goverment other than getting free lunch at school. I started working at age 10 working for myself by the time I was 13 I was working construction with illigal Mexicans building roofs. By the time I was 18 bought my first Truck I was getting pulled over at least twice a month for bullshit reasons. I had guns pulled on me by police before for being in the wrong neighborhood, because of my piece of shit pick up truck. Today I am a self made man living the American Dream, that you can have nothing and become somthing. America is the only place on this planet that you can imagrate here have and Be an American. No one can go to Japan and become Japanese. I was born in this Country, and Do you know why America is considered one of the Greats? Partially Because The World Thinks So Too. Now with this Dip Shit in Office, who is in my Eyes a Man Child. Most of the world cant stand him. They see he has Fascist Traits. Why do people Fallow him blind? We used to have one of the most powerfull passports in the world. Now its falling behind. If any of you are alive in 30yrs History will not be Kind to Him or this era in American History.

  • Bobs your uncle July 29, 2020, 2:08 pm

    Wow! What fun. If people are blocking vehicles and then surrounding cars beating on them trying to smash windows, open doors and screaming who knows what, its not a protest. There have been a number of shootings by BLM peaceful protesters, Provo Utah, Alamosa Colorado, and most recently I225 where the hero genius shot at a fleeing jeep that had been rammed by an F250 and attacked by a mob,the driver should have stepped from his vehicle and taken the beating he so richly deserved for being trapped in traffic, but no, he drove off at high speed in his severely damaged jeep as a pistolero with bad aim emptied his revolver at the fleeing jeep, striking two peaceful protesters……….

    • Ernie July 31, 2020, 6:08 am

      You are a blithering idiot.

      • Alej Marcos July 31, 2020, 10:55 am

        No, you are a Nancy Boy who was born sans testosterone.

    • Mitch Hutson August 1, 2020, 12:19 pm

      BLM`s are not NRA members, so they probably do have bad aim??

  • LHTwist July 29, 2020, 12:26 pm

    Consistently missing from these BLM protests is anyone other than Caucasians. Makes me wonder who supports what.

  • Sigo July 29, 2020, 9:54 am

    It’s unclear what resulted in the drivers getting caught in the demonstrations. It happens. If either went there knowing, they made a bad choice. Placing yourself and/or family in a bad spot isn’t prudent. Either way, physically attacking, trying to breach or threatening a vehicle occupant with a weapon is an invitation to get run over or shot. The incident in Austin will become more clear once the investigation is completed. The incident in Eugene seems a bit troublesome for me.

    If I make a mistake and get stuck, I will not sit with windows rolled down and argue with protestors. I will definitely not exit my vehicle. I’m sure there is more to the story, but this man did not appear to be trying to de escalate, but appeared to participate. From the limited info we see in these videos, this man would not want me on his jury, even though as a law abiding EDCC, I am usually biased against rioters. In fact, I carry a rifle in my truck for such situations.

    CC persons… try to avoid the situation in the first place. If that fails, remain in your vehicle with windows up. Do not engage the protestors. If they block your way, sit still. Call the police. If they damage your vehicle, call the police and have good insurance. If they attempt to breach your vehicle or threaten you with weapons, protect yourself, either with your firearm or the gas pedal. Once out of the danger area, call 911. Be safe, folks. Get training and think.

    • BUURGA July 31, 2020, 3:00 am

      Maybe he was actually trying to drive his vehicle down a street designed for it.

    • Trevor Teague July 31, 2020, 5:40 am

      Just sit still? I don’t think so. I will not be held hostage against my will. They’re going to get out of the fucking way or get run over. Or shot if it comes to that.

    • Ernie July 31, 2020, 6:11 am

      Bullshit. The time for passive pandering is over. These are OUR streets to drive on, not for radical morons to think they can claim them for their own little playground.

      • Brent Baird July 31, 2020, 9:20 am

        I believe strongly in a non-lethal approach then a firearm no one will see until I actually fire it to stop the threat. In the pocket of my drivers door is a can of BEAR SPRAY that will redirect a 1200 lb. bear. I really like the idea of inflicting the lasting pain necessary to stop a threat to my constitution rights while also allowing the subject to eventually introspect into, identify and change his wrongful behavior. Some people take longer to learn and require more pain than others. Get yourself a $40.00 can of BEAR SPRAY and do these punks a favor, some of which don’t deserve , DO yourself a favor also and skip the heavy judicial drama , unless of course you clearly have no other options…that’s why your 2nd amendment exists after all.

    • SD July 31, 2020, 9:12 am

      Oh sure Sigo. Call 911. When seconds count the police are just minutes away. Besides, the police aren’t even responding in a lot of these instances. Some of the mayors have ordered them to stand down. Get real

      • bilker July 31, 2020, 4:53 pm

        “Some of the mayors have ordered them to stand down” right here is the problem. the cowardly, gutless politicians who refuse to uphold the laws governing protests. they are violating their oaths of office and in doing so should be immediately impeached. they are all carrying out the wishes of a jew who amassed his wealth by collaborating with the nazis in WW2. just to open another can of worms here.

    • Peter July 31, 2020, 10:12 am

      I keep reading that ‘insurance will take care of the property damage’. I think standard insurance policies exclude loss from riots and civil unrest. That could be one reason the elite insist these are “protests” and not “riots”.

    • Mitch Hutson August 1, 2020, 12:26 pm

      Sigo
      So what if your police department has been canceled by your liberal Mayor? how long should you sit still and wait?

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