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Again this shows two things I have been saying.   The Republicans are mostly openly racists, and they do not want any equality between white straight people and the rest of society.   They want the privileges and rights to only be for them.  The need to be able to look down on others and to be able to abuse others.    Notice this guy thinks he and people like him should be able to strut around with guns everywhere, but black people shouldn’t be able to openly carry at all.   Hugs

Open Carry Advocate GOP Rep. Clay Higgins Threatens To Shoot Black Lives Matter Protesters Who Open Carry

More at the link above.   Hugs

Clay Higgins says on Facebook that armed demonstrators ‘won’t walk away’ from Louisiana protests

https://www.theadvocate.com/acadiana/news/article_77138836-ecc4-11ea-a8d0-772b482469cb.html

Amid growing concerns about violent clashes between protesters across the country, U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins on Tuesday suggested in a social-media post that armed demonstrators at Louisiana protests should be met with force.

In a Facebook post Tuesday that featured a picture of Black men carrying assault-style weapons and other tactical gear, Higgins, R-Lafayette, said that anyone arriving in the state “aggressively natured and armed” would have a “one way ticket.”

“I’d drop any 10 of you where you stand,” said the post, which was removed not long after appearing on Higgins’ official campaign account. “Nothing personal. We just eliminate the threat. We don’t care what color you are. We don’t care if you’re left or right. if you show up like this, if We recognize threat…you won’t walk away.”

 

The picture Higgins attached was taken from news coverage of an armed group of protesters marching in Louisville earlier this summer to protest the killing of Breonna Taylor during a botched police raid.

“We don’t want to see your worthless ass nor do we want to make your Mothers cry,” Higgins wrote.

 

Higgins is a loud champion of gun rights — including the right to openly carry firearms in public, which is legal in Louisiana — and regularly wears a handgun while in the state.

 

About 40 to 50 heavily armed members of a right-wing militia group — the Louisiana Cajun Militia, which formed four years ago to oppose the removal of Confederate monuments — showed up at a Tuesday night Black Lives Matter demonstration outside Lafayette City Hall.

Anyone think they were there for peaceful talks and conversation?  
 

Members of the group said they attended the demonstration to protect protesters, though a man identifying himself as the group’s commander, Michael “Sauce” McComas, also told a reporter with the Daily Advertiser that “we’re just not gonna let them go around burning flags and intimidating.”

McComas also told The Advocate that members of the militia had quarreled with members of Black Lives Matter in the past over the question of what to do with Confederate monuments.

 

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Mike McComas, with the Louisiana Cajun Militia introduces himself to a group of protesters outside as a meeting of the Lafayette City Council is held on Tuesday, September 1, 2020, at City Hall in Lafayette.

 

The militia group that showed up in Lafayette on Tuesday evening, composed of White men, was geared up in much the same manner as the Black protesters in Louisville pictured in Higgins’ Facebook post.

 

The Black Lives Matter protest outside Lafayette City Hall was a peaceful affair and featured a barbecue, a jab at Guillory after a demonstrator was arrested over the weekend after setting up a grill on the street outside Guillory’s house to cook hot dogs and hamburgers in a stunt aimed at luring the parish leader outside to talk.

 

Higgins, a former police officer and sheriff’s deputy in St. Landry Parish, remains certified law enforcement officer in Louisiana and currently holds a commission through Attorney General Jeff Landry’s office. A spokesman for the Attorney General’s Office also did not respond to messages about the post on Tuesday night.

There is more at the link above.   Notice that Higgins who is threatening to kill black protesters is still a licence law enforcement officer, a cop.  Also notice that while the POC with guns had a barbecue and did community out reach, the white guys with guns threatened to do violence to anyone who disagreed with them.   That is the part we really need to understand.   The right, the armed far right doesn’t want a civil society, a tolerant society, a place of civil rights.  They want a country where white males get to threaten and make people live by their rules and their rules only.   They do not want a democracy and a country of due process, they want a country of authoritarianism, law and order with them being the law and enforcing the order.   Hugs

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2 thoughts on “Open Carry Advocate GOP Rep. Clay Higgins Threatens To Shoot Black Lives Matter Protesters Who Open Carry

  1. Nan says:

    A bit off-topic, but not really … do you remember me saying that Republicans tend to be more emotional? This article validates my opinion —

    “The secret to Donald Trump’s electoral strategy? Emotion, not policy” — https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/sep/02/donald-trump-strategy-republican-national-convention.

    IMO, this trait is behind MUCH of what’s happening in our nation. The individuals that are promoting all the violence LIVE on emotion … and they put that emotion into ACTION.

    From the article: Trump offers simplistic, strongman magic.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Scottie says:

      Hello Nan. I agree, I have been saying it also. That is why it is hard to argue facts and reality with the cult members because they are running on emotion not reason.

      Thank you for the link. I liked the article so much I made a post of it. Hugs

      Liked by 1 person

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