The West Valley police and the FBI apprehended two suspects heading to the Salt Lake City protests carrying numerous weapons. The police recovered four weapons, which included an AK-47, an Uzi fitted with a silencer, and numerous rounds in the car of the suspects. The recovery led the police to raid the homes of the two suspects and recovered more weapons. The spokesperson for the West Valley police said the seizure saved a lot of lives. Police could not immediately determine the motives of the two men. However, they believe the duo was headed to the protests to stir trouble while in possession of dangerous weapons.
“We had every reason to believe that’s what they intended to do,” West Valley police spokesperson said.
Yuri Neves Silva, 27, is under investigation for making a terrorist threat towards officers in a video posted on Facebook. He also told officers to stay at home and defend their families after warning them that he would associate their actions with their families. Additionally, he mentions the name of a particular police officer in the neighborhood, thus giving credence to his supposed threats. His accomplice, Christian Hernandez, will be facing firearms and drug possession charges.
“That AR goin find you from a distance an we make will make a highlight tapes out of all of you," Silvia wrote. "If pigs start to drop the more the better.”
Law enforcement agents have come under attacks from armed protestors. Five police officers were shot the day before, including the Las Vegas cop, who remains in a critical condition after being shot in the head by an armed protestor. Another officer was shot by a man adorned in body armor and armed with multiple firearms. The officer died in the hospital.
Police have been receiving more threats from angry protestors, signaling a possible increase in violence directed at the cops. However, possible de-escalation has been observed in some parts of the country, including Fayetteville, North Carolina. However, the lives of police and law-abiding citizens remain in danger, as evident in the multiple instances involving the shooting of the cops and infiltration of the protests by armed criminals.
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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