“Michael Sandford, 20, allegedly tried to snatch a police officer’s gun during a rally at a Las Vegas casino in June,” thehill.com reported back in December. “He later told officials that his plan was ‘to shoot and kill Donald Trump’ . . . Sandford, who has autism, was sentenced [to one year in prison] at a federal court in Las Vegas and had been facing up to 20 years in prison prior to his guilty plea. His lawyers have said he suffers from mental illness and was experiencing a psychotic episode during the incident.”
The documentary above backs up Mr. Sanford’s contention that he was mentally ill at the time of the attempted assassination. I’m not exactly sure what difference that makes, or why Mr. Sanford wasn’t given an indeterminate sentence, depending on his mental condition. Which can be damn difficult to assess. You can watch his compos mentis visit to the Battlefield Vegas gun range the day before the attack (22:59). “He seemed like a really nice guy,” his RSO asserts.
Only he wasn’t. At the end of the film (36:59), a handcuffed Mr. Sanford debates a cop, insisting that it’s OK to kill racists. Despite the warning bells triggered by Mr. Sanford’s liberal fascism, my main takeaway is that anyone who open carries (as I do) should use a retention holster or, at the very least, maintain a really high level of situational awareness. The gun-grabbing crazies are out there, somewhere.