Paul Jones Jr. had not yet begun to fight when he was unceremoniously shot in the leg simply for voicing his pro-Trump-for-President opinion. We’ve had no shortage of discussion here at TTAG here about “the violent left” — debating the political affiliation of mass shooters, of murderers in general, the violent actions suggested in social media comments (e.g. “execute all NRA members”), etc. — but just for good measure, here’s another [potential] data point to add to the quiver.
The craziest thing about this incident? Mr. Jones and his friend weren’t even speaking to the shooter. From WCPO in Cincinnati:
“He butted in the conversation,” Jones said, speaking from his hospital bed. “The conversation wasn’t directed at him or to him.”
The angry back-o left the bar, promptly returned with a gun, shot Mr. Jones, and left. The shooter is still on the lam, and Mr. Jones, a Vietnam Veteran, is expected to make a full recovery.
Trump supporters, watch what you say in public. The ideology of acceptance and free thought doesn’t apply to you, which has been made crystal clear to me by the defaced Trump 2016 signs and bumper stickers I’ve seen. Plus, you know, the violent protests and now shooting(s). Funny how Bernie signs and stickers have been safe in this conservative part of Washington State and North Idaho, but I can’t go on a drive without seeing vandalized Trump paraphernalia.