Poll Gun Debate Time: where do you stand on the Missouri couple with their guns? (38 votes)
So a week or two ago I am sure many of you heard the story about this couple that were photographed brandishing firearms while standing on their property as a group of protesters marched by.
Their story: some people from the group marching by threatened to kill the couple and their dog, so they went in brought out their guns in an act of self-defense.
The other side: this couple didn't like protesters in their neighborhood and preemptively, and with prejudice, went and got their guns and threatened the crowd.
Link 1 - Missouri AG defends couple charged with felony for misuse of firearms
Link 2 - Couple charged with felony for unlawful use of weapon
Link 3 - Couple have weapons seized after police search house
So, what say you? Reasonable display of people exercising their 2A rights? Racist couple just hating on BLM!? Or is there more to it?
I think if there was ever a right time to exercise your Second Amendment rights, it's when an angry mob trespasses on your property and threatens to kill you. Now obviously not all of the crowd was doing that, just some bad apples (and I am sure the guns didn't help as it probably antagonized more people into trespassing and getting angry), but the fact is if people threaten your life and livelihood you need to take a stand.
I definitely think the left is spinning this in their favor to make these people look like rich, entitled, racist white people when they are not. Fun fact: the husband is a lawyer who takes a lot of civil rights cases, and the couple support the BLM! movement, and donate to NAACP. They sure didn't tell you that in many of the articles!
TL;DR: say what you want about guns, gun ownership, and guns in America but if there was ever a time to argue the case for gun ownership, this is a pretty good example of why it should be a thing. Clearly they felt (and might have been) in immediate danger, the police no doubt had their hands full and likely would either ignore or be late to respond to their 911 call, and so on.
With that said, I don't think brandishing weapons and standing defiantly on the front patio was the right response. They should have just stayed inside with their weapons ready should the worst happen. Standing out front with your little pistol, a smug "Karen" look on your face, and your hand on your hip like looking like you're telling the crowd "try me, bitches, see what happens" is not really a smart idea.
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