No Charges Against Man Who Drew Gun In Self-Defense At BLM Protest

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TALLAHASEE, FLORIDA — A man who’s actions were captured on camera, along with the actions of the crowd, have been deemed justified after the announcement that no charges will be filed against him.

“The evidence confirmed the physical altercation between numerous protesters and that the individual was knocked to the ground and under attack before lawfully defending himself,” the Tallahassee Police Department said in a press release, according to the Tallahassee Democrat.

The man was carrying his firearm legally, and has a concealed carry permit.

The incident happened on Saturday at a Black Lives Matter rally, and video shows how things went south quickly.

The man was near a group of 150 protesters, who were organized without a permit. He decided to take photos of the group and their license plates, and that was apparently enough to have the crowd turn on him.

He was then pushed to the ground by one protester, and then quickly surrounded. This is when he drew his firearm. Watch the video below.

Cell phone video has also made the rounds, showing some of the confrontation and ultimate scattering of protesters.

Here’s the thing. While this incident does seem to be self-defense, he went there and involved himself in the situation. Would I have gone to counter protest and try to police the crowd? No. Actually, hell no. Why put yourself in a potentially dangerous situation?

What about you?

About the Author

Brandon is the founder of Concealed Nation and is an avid firearm enthusiast, with a particular interest in responsible concealed carry. His EDC is a Springfield Armory Hellcat OSP, with a Shield Sights RMSC Red Dot, that holds Hornady 165 gr FTX Critical Defense rounds, and rides comfortably in a Vedder Holsters ComfortTuck IWB holster.

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