A motorist drove into the crowd of protesters in Austin Texas when Garrett Foster, 28, approached and allegedly pointed his gun at the driver. Coincidentally, someone from the crowd shot at the car and the driver returned fire, killing Foster. The deceased was carrying an AK-47. Some witnesses dispute that the firearm was facing the ground.
Other unconfirmed reports say Foster fired five times towards the car when the occupant returned fire, leading to his fatal wounds. The shooter called 911 saying he shot a protester who pointed a gun at him. Still, police reports say the motorist shot while Foster was approaching. Police are still investigating and the shooter is cooperating.
Foster, a white ex-military, was pushing his fiancee, Whitney Mitchell, an African American, and a quadruple amputee. He said he felt strongly about social justice and police brutality. He earlier said he started carrying after authorities arrested his roommate and stopped protesters from demonstrating anywhere they wanted.
"got arrested, and they stopped letting us march anywhere, so I started carrying."
Before his death, Foster alluded to using his firearm against law enforcement.
"I mean if I used it against the cops, I'm dead," he said.
Although protesters have the right to express their opinions, whether we agree with them or not, protesting anywhere is not a good idea. Whenever they swarm over motorists, some criminals take advantage of the situation to cause harm.
The act of surrounding someone in their car, with guns and even opening fire causes panic. Given some people have been shot by protesters and cars torched under similar circumstances, drivers are very likely to act defensively and in panic.
Armed drivers are likely to use their firearms in self-defense, while others may try to drive through the crowds to get away from the scary mobs. Either way, the situation is not safe for either the protesters or the motorists. Consequently, protesters should stay out of the road to prevent escalations.
Meanwhile, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is pushing universal background checks in our state, and if left unchecked, it will not be long until we see bills like this getting traction in Austin. Texas is embarrassingly ranked 29th for gun rights, and with the help of the political elites in Austin, we will surely rank among New York, California, and Illinois if left to their own devices. Please join our fight today, and help us restore Texas' place as the standard for the U.S.
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