Gun law in US? Trump protester shot after confrontation on Portland bridge

A protester gestures at police at Portland's Pioneer Square - but it was a member of the public who shot a protester down on Morrison Bridge, Portland.

A protester gestures at police at Portland’s Pioneer Square – but it was a member of the public who shot a protester down on Morrison Bridge, Portland.

Americans who support Donald Trump have started taking the law into their own hands, then.

The shooting of an anti-Trump protester by a member of the public certainly suggests that gun law – rule by those who carry firearms – is back, and the West is once again wild.

Violence in the States is getting worse. The police need to get a grip because there’s no evidence that they’ll get it under control any time soon. What if they can’t?

An anti-Trump protester has been shot after a confrontation with another man as another night of demonstrations against the President-elect took place in US cities.

Police in Portland, Oregon, said [a] man got out of his vehicle on the city’s Morrison Bridge where he confronted and shot the protester.

Dozens of people were crossing the bridge when the shooting happened at 12.45am.

The victim does not have life-threatening injuries but the suspect is still at large, said police.

There has so far been no comment on the reasons behind the shooting.

Source: Trump protester shot after confrontation on Portland bridge

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4 thoughts on “Gun law in US? Trump protester shot after confrontation on Portland bridge

  1. Barry Davies

    Well as anyone who has ever suggested to an american that their gun laws are crazy will tell you, you have to have a gun for protection. As long as that view lasts people will get shot in america.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      Sure – except that only a tiny percentage of Americans actually have that view. They’re the ones who then lobby the Senate and the House to keep those guns in place.
      But we’re not discussing those gun laws – the legislative kind – here.
      I was referring – and I thought I had done a decent job of it – to the situation in which the person with the gun lays down the law, because that person has the power of life and death. So in the situation that forms the basis of the article, it didn’t matter that protesting against Donald Trump isn’t against the law in Oregon; a man who didn’t like that protest, or that protester, had a gun. Bang. End of protest by that protester.
      Gun law.

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