Gun Laws & Legislation

Anti-Gun Leader Upset Police Followed The Law

Derek Hunter Contributor
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Clarence Daniels walked into a Wal-Mart in Florida with a gun under his jacket. Another man, Michael Foster, spotted the holstered weapon, followed Daniels into the store, then jumped him. Foster put Daniels in a chokehold and told patrons the man had a gun. When the police arrived Foster was arrested for battery.

Daniels, it turns out, has a permit to carry a concealed weapon.

Normally the story would end there, but this cut-and-dry case of one man attacking another over the perceived, and not real, threat he posed caught the attention of a leading anti-gun advocate.

Shannon Watts is the perfunctory head of the Michael Bloomberg front group “Moms Demand Action,” a small anti-gun group into which the billionaire Bloomberg pours millions. Upon hearing of the attack on Daniels, who was following the law, Watts tweeted:

Her tweet was misleading, to say the least, once you read the story she linked to. And the “Because America” part was downright confusing, unless Watts supports citizens being allowed to attack other citizens who are following the law. Twitter users let her know that attacking people in a Wal-Mart, or anywhere else for that matter, who are obeying the law is unacceptable.



[h/t Twitchy]