Man pulls gun in self defense of angry mob and is convicted

The idea of self-defense is a good one but in this case, doesn’t hold up in court. This man, a journalist in Portland, Oregon, was attacked and mugged by protesters, his arm broken, his shoulder dislocated, his equipment destroyed. And this was before he pulled a gun in self-defense six months later.

Mike Strickland works as an independent journalist, monitoring some of the crazy political protests that have made the streets of Northwest cities a dangerous place for the past few months. During one of those protests last year, a group of protesters began advancing on Strickland with signs on poles in their hands. He backed up and told the protesters to stay away…and they kept coming. Finally, he pulled the licensed concealed carry pistol pointed it toward the protesters for a few seconds…and there’s video of the incident. Police didn’t

Finally, he pulled the licensed concealed carry pistol pointed it toward the protesters for a few seconds…and there’s video of the incident. Police didn’t arrest those threatening Strickland. Instead, the police charged Mr. Strickland, the victim, with a dozen gun crimes. One-third of the Jury pool was made of folks who didn’t think ANYONE should carry a gun…so a judge handled the trial.

Strickland was convicted — for defending himself. You may not care now, but if the day comes that you must defend yourself, you could end up in jail for doing the same thing as Strickland.

Man pulls gun in self-defense of angry mob and is convicted…

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  1. Greg Larson said:

    I don’t go looking for trouble or to start trouble. Just know I’m always prepared via bare hands or weapons to deal out maximum and effective damage if I find myself in a no retreat situation.

  2. Alex Osborne said:

    Old Brian Booth must have never lived in a bad neighborhood. Or in a state filled with crazy gangs that jump you or fallow you home just because you’re white. Lets just say I used to carry a pistol everywhere. Luckily I live in a good state and town that doesn’t have turdbags roaming the streets. yes lots of of assholes with guns…Must be small$#%&!@*problem.. ha get real bud. We live in America where people are nutts. It all depends on surroundings when I would transfer from a good part of town to a bad.. I would go from conceal to open carry. Lol just to make sure the vatos wouldn’t mess around. You’re pathetic for ASSuming otherwise. Cheers

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