An Armed Society

From the Washington Post:

A North Carolina man was arrested Sunday after he walked into a popular pizza restaurant in Northwest Washington carrying an assault rifle and fired one or more shots, D.C. police said. The man told police he had come to the restaurant to “self-investigate” a false election-related conspiracy theory involving Hillary Clinton that spread online during her presidential campaign.

The incident caused panic, with several businesses going into lockdown as police swarmed the neighborhood after receiving the call shortly before 3 p.m.

Police said 28-year-old Edgar Maddison Welch, of Salisbury, N.C., walked in the front door of Comet Ping Pong and pointed a firearm in the direction of a restaurant employee. The employee was able to flee and notify police. Police said Welch proceeded to discharge the rifle inside the restaurant; they think that all other occupants had fled when Welch began shooting.

But he was very polite.

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  1. This story has “more to it” written all over it. I’ve can count the number of times the guy and his actions were mentioned in the news and how many times the news talked about the “fake news pedo ring conspiracy theory”. That ration is about 1 to 4. Trying to hard perhaps?

    It’s one thing to be confused about concealed carry laws when transiting between states, but you gotta be real stupid/ignorant/something else going on to think you can walk around DC with a semi auto rifle nonchalantly, much less, discharge it.

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