Skip to comments.Man attacked for wearing MAGA hat draws gun, sparks mall panic in Eastern Pa.
Posted on 01/09/2020 11:35:34 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. An altercation over a mans refusal to remove a Make America Great Again hat triggered a recent active shooter scare at a Pennsylvania mall, police said.
The altercation started outside when a man confronted another man wearing the hat in support of President Donald Trump inside the Wyoming Valley Mall in Wilkes-Barre on Dec. 30, authorities said Tuesday. The man threatened to assault the Trump supporter if he did not remove his hat, and then tried to knock it off his head.
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That's exactly what they want and are hoping for.
Don't bring a hand-slap to a gunfight...
Assaulting another person can have nasty consequences.
“...One of these anti-MAGA idiots will eventually wind up dead....”
There needs to be a whole lot more than one.....just sayin’.
From my neck of the woods. Proud to be from NEPA!
Sooner or later someone douche will assault the wrong person!!
Let this be a lesson to the a-holes out there. Is ur life worth your Trump hatred???
The gun owner should sue the shit outta the socialist!!!
Legitimate self defense case.
Ask for a jury trial.
I hope they get what they want, many, many times over.
Would be nice if they release any video of the incident.
I guess the violent anti-Trump guy realized that a it was not a good idea to assault someone with a firearm and that a gun free zone mall might not be so gun free.
He did not get charged, in spite of his committing a technical trespass by carrying into the “gun-free zone” at the mall. That is good. I cannot blame him for carrying wherever he goes. “Gun-free zones” are disasters waiting to happen, IMO.
Check the AP website.
Mixed here. Without all the facts I am hesitant but as a general thing I am against showing some one a weapon. If you had a reason to get it out you had a reason to use it and the two should not be separate decisions. That sort of stuff gets you killed.
My wife got me a red cap that says “C-Works” on it. It’s a christian organization. I walked into Whole Foods wearing it. Hippies there got a good look at it. Even the “red” makes them crazy. Crazier than they already are. I had fun though.
Sue and settle. If a suit goes to trial, the fact that he carried into a “gun-free zone” will not work in his favor, unfortunately.
How can it be an "active shooter scare" if not a single shot was fired?
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