You’re probably familiar with what appears to have been an Antifa member shooting and killing a man at a Trump rally in Portland, Oregon — something that hasn’t really been covered fervently by the mainstream media…surprise, surprise. But that wasn’t the only round fired at a protest yesterday.
At a BLM protest in Carson City, Nevada a protestor “accidentally” fired his rifle and has, thus far, gotten away with it.
According to Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong, an accidental misfire of a rifle occurred today at around 5 p.m. in front of the Nevada State Legislature in Carson City following a Black Lives Matter rally.
The rally had ended previously and there was a small group of Black Lives Matter protesters left in the area, according to Furlong. One BLM protestor had an AK-47 style weapon on his shoulder, and when he removed it from his shoulder, one shot went off into the air.
Deputies went to the area and immediately recognized it had been an accident and took the gun from the protestor, who also concurred it had been an accident. The protestor was not cited or arrested, but charges may follow from the DA after an investigative report is made.
What goes up must come down. Gravity is funny that way.
Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong had something to say about how guns are fired:
The sheriff wants to remind everyone that bringing loaded weapons to a protest is dangerous, and people should use caution while open carrying and always make sure their safety is on, or leave their weapons…unloaded.
“Please, guns have accidents,” said Furlong. “An accident can turn into a tragedy in two seconds. We were very fortunate today.”
“Guns have accidents”? Is Furlong is saying the AK-47 pulled its own trigger?
What do you think the odds are this will end with charges being filed by the DA? More importantly, do you think it would have been brushed off if the shot fired had come not from a BLM protestor but, say, from someone guarding a business from rioters and looters?