The police arrived and guess what? They couldn’t do it because it turned out to be just a coincidence that used Oklahoma’s “open-passing” laws to wander around with their weapons. It caused public panic, which was almost certainly a man’s intention, but Oklahoma law says it is entirely right to cause public panic to appear in public dressed and armed to commit mass murder. The Justice Center staff was wrong to block. It was AT&T employees who made the mistake of evacuating. It was 911 callers who were wrong to report a man with two guns who seemed to be wandering around.
They were all wrong because the Oklahoma Republican government says men are allowed to wear guns, dress in tactical clothing and play as perpetrators of casual violence. Both the public and the police must suck it in until the trigger is pressed.
Oklahoma lawmakers don’t seem too happy about the deal, citing quotes The world of Talsi Report. Obviously this is an unpleasant situation for the public obviously to the right assuming that an attacker goes to a courthouse or shop means trouble, because no citizen has a valid reason to need a weapon of attack in these buildings, and no reasonable citizen would try. Only criminals and asses parade in public with semi-automatic rifles. There are no exceptions.
As it turns out, Broken Arrow’s “open carrier” was gan criminal and prankster, so after they made sure they could do nothing to cause the man to cause public panic, they were able to arrest him for an unrelated warrant and for wearing a “brass fist.” Yes exactly. You can walk to the Oklahoma Courthouse with a loaded rifle and the police can’t squat, but Oklahoma is forbidden to wear brass fists because the brass fists in Oklahoma politicians are not fooled by misguided gifts and insurgency threats. .
In my opinion, there has never been a case where, for example, a man in a Las Vegas open-air concert killed dozens of people in a matter of minutes using brass fists, but Oklahoma does not risk tie. It is the percussion guns that must be legal.
From the past of the Oklahoma attacker, we can conclude that creating public panic was probably the intention of the whole person. Brass fists indicate a desire for violence in the style of a proud boy; he carried a weapon greater than 0.45 caliber, which is illegal under Oklahoma law, reiterating that even the Glocklahoma legislature believes that Actuallythey var regulates firearms however they like – even if they claim their hands are tied when it comes to all the weapons they don’t like want to to regulate.
This is a picture that will increasingly appear in Republican-led states (and everywhere else if the Supreme Court has its own opinion). There are no volunteer “good guys with guns” patrolling our streets in tactical gear and with assault weapons, only militia attacks and men who want to provoke violence to realize their fantasies about possible heroism.
For the most part, it shows absolute contempt for the law. Oh, lawmakers will throw money at state and local law enforcement agencies, but the whole purpose of expansive “open porting” laws is to shift the weight of society from police to vigilance.
It is perfectly 100% reasonable for any law enforcement officer to assume that a man who goes to a grocery store, a public building, a movie theater, or a public school, carrying a rifle, pistol, ammunition, and other accessories, wants to do harm. . It is clear that the man must be stopped and, if necessary, abused. The only reason for the militarization of our police departments in recent decades is that national arms laws have been revised to give state criminals access to more powerful weapons, while introducing new law enforcement rules that bind their hands, even when weapons are displayed around them.
How should the police now respond to reports of a man with a gun? They do not have to answer at all if the attacker is white. Instead, police departments are now trained to assume that any stop in traffic can cause a fire; they are trained to be happy whenever they do no see the gun, but he is legally forbidden to react when they to do see the weapon.
It goes without saying that this has led to countless murders of police officers during routine traffic stops, domestic disputes and other calls, and that these shootings take place almost exclusively in racist wards and have a long history of non-white treatment. Americans are inherently more dangerous.
There are some non-white Americans who believe they could parade through the city of Oklahoma with an assault weapon and not be shot by police, “open wear” rules or not. We all know which new rules are intended to be protected and which are not. It is for the militia. Republican militia crowd.
In particular, the Oklahoma legislature, alongside lawmakers in Texas and other Republicans, is enacting rules that bind law enforcement when white rebel Republican fighters demonstrate their equipment in public because Republican lawmakers suddenly have a lot of affinity for it. It is easy to understand that firearms do no who meet this particular criterion will not receive the same treatment.
In fact, Republican senators and other lawmakers have made it quite clear in recent summers that unarmed black Americans protesting only with signs and banners may need not only a strong police response, but also military answer. Isn’t that, Arkansas Senator Tom Koton?
All of this is part of the planned militarization of public space, a new conservative demand that we recognize not only their theoretical “right” to turn against and kill government officials if they ever feel the insurgency is necessary, but also the right to turn against. anyone in public, by force, if an individual participates in an offense to which, in their opinion, murder is required in response. This is the folly of the sovereign citizen of Bundy Ranch, enshrined in law; if the government, AT&T store employees, or a man in the cafeteria queue do something vague that the conservative considers a violation of their rights, the conservative has the “right” to begin killing.
This is not about stopping crime, because the open carrying of percussion guns has had no effect on crime. Ever. Of course it wouldn’t be; these are people with warrants and brass fists and illegal weapons carrying debts. People like Kail Ritenhaus dream of courage and a mother who wants to drive them into a neighborhood they don’t know to fight in a public fight they don’t understand.
Not only does the ownership of weapons, but also the practical impact of weapons as a public good create a paramilitary force in America that facilitates the abolition of relaxed “open” laws, licensing and training requirements, and other legislation. armed than law enforcement; who is not responsible to anyone and who is exempt from police harassment; it is almost exclusively conservative; it is almost exclusively conspiracy and paranoid; and it is the same choice for those who want to resort to mass violence the most.
Republican legislators are essentially forming a paramilitary branch of their movement predicted on the right to violence and rebellion. It is not hidden. Number of Republican legislators who now refer to the right of rebellion as to The reason for lifting arms restrictions far exceeds the number of Republican lawmakers who oppose the insurgent presumption.
Again: the practical effect is the reinforcement of conspiratorial far-right paramilitary groups coordinated with the Republican Party, which is ensured by the repeal of public security laws opposed to them. We are expected to allow and support the stray armed gangs that are common in failed states, and we are told that armed assassins are here to maintain order because the state itself cannot.
The fascist paramilitary among us, supported by one party, supports one party, one in which the “real” law enforcement officers are barred from interfering and which decides for itself who is the enemy and who is not. That is the future that is being demanded of us, and lawmakers and murderers are warning us if cities like Broken Arrow do that. no follow these things, then maybe it means something worse is going to happen.