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Mon Jul 27, 2020, 06:42 PM

 

For some people, Open Carry is a Constitutional right. For others, it's a death sentence

An armed Black Lives Matter protester confronted a car that drove toward a march. The driver fatally shot him.

The protesters were crossing Fourth Street on Congress Avenue in downtown Austin on Saturday night when a motorist sped toward the crowd and laid on the horn. Most of the Black Lives Matter marchers scattered, but not Garrett Foster. The 28-year-old white man wearing a military green T-shirt, baseball cap, black bandanna and an AK-47 type assault rifle strapped across his chest approached the driverís side window.

Seconds later, the driver fired five shots and sped off, leaving Foster to bleed out.

On Sunday, Austin police said they had interviewed the driver, who had turned himself in after fleeing the scene. The man had a license for his handgun and claimed he fired after Foster pointed his weapon at the car. The police, who declined to identify the driver, released the man as they continue investigating.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/07/27/garrett-foster-protest-shooting-austin/#click=https://t.co/FYRMFGepuv

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Reply For some people, Open Carry is a Constitutional right. For others, it's a death sentence (Original post)
StarfishSaver Jul 2020 OP
tblue37 Jul 2020 #1
StarfishSaver Jul 2020 #2
tblue37 Jul 2020 #6
StarfishSaver Jul 2020 #8
live love laugh Jul 2020 #4
live love laugh Jul 2020 #3
procon Jul 2020 #5
JI7 Jul 2020 #7

Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 06:46 PM

1. The BLM protester who was killed was white.

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 06:49 PM

2. Thanks - I misread the article!

 

I'll change the OP, but leave it up for awareness.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Reply #2)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 07:26 PM

6. Your point in the OP is true. It's just that this particular incident doesn't illustrate it.

I can think of many that absolutely do prove your point, though.

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #6)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 08:01 PM

8. Exactly

 

The exception doesn't obviate the rule.

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 06:53 PM

4. Irregardless of race, the murder is another attack by Republicans.

They encroach on every effort to try to suppress their opposition.

They concede nothing and leave no choice but an equal or greater response. This/they are bullies of the highest order. America has to stop this assault!

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 06:50 PM

3. Republicans 🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬😡😡😡😡😡

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 06:59 PM

5. I'm white and I think that anyone toting a weapon

In public is a potential threat to my life and everyone around.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 07:28 PM

7. It has always been white people being able to arm themselves

so they can kill black people and other minorities. And get away with it.

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