IDK. Would be interesting to see it from more video/camera angles. I did not see reason for persons to throw objects at his vehicle, that was wrong.
Seemed like limited view. Not taking sides, my other reaction is thinking “exiting the vehicle was not the best course of action”, as opposed to continuing to drive, and file a police report for car damage if there was any. What did someone do to make him brandish or point? Would brandishing for pointing stop them from throwing?
I’d be interested to learn how is the court is going to rule on his brandishing or aiming/pointing? Still, did not seem right for persons to throw objects; Not sure how often police arrest for that regardless of rally/protest stance or cause.
We’re lucky, in that he teaches us lessons, he learned the hard way. Laws are complex and differ by state. Complicated further by the sheer high volume of population we live in, as compared to the 1700 & 1800’s. Of course he has a right to assemble, but they just got what they wanted, him arrested.
Should I march in a rally like he did? If so, should I bring my CCW? A march like that, no matter how much I agree or support it, is going to draw counter protestors.
Was his life at risk? What if he fired the gun and the person shot were to die? How would the court rule then?
I’m oversimplifying and overgeneralizing here, but back to the laws, I once heard a layperson say, “never draw your firearm unless you intend to pull the trigger”. I think one of the ideas behind that is, you may only shoot when life depends on it, and you either brandish and shoot or never brandish it at all. I’m not saying to follow this as a rule, but only mentioning it as food for thought. Now the poor fellow might be in “hot water”.
Due to complexities, train oneself on the “usage laws” until one is proficient and can teach others; as much as one trains on firing or at the range.