Tag: brandishing a firearm

Alex Jones….Please Don’t Ever Do That Again

I watch Alex all the time, he has been a great patriot. But I don’t condone what he just did on a recent video. Pulling a handgun out to show? What? Show of force? 

No matter, many people watch him, but the pulling out and brandishing a gun whether loaded or unloaded is unacceptable.

Brandishing does not appear to be dependent on one’s location or ownership of the property.

ยง 18.2-282. Pointing, holding, or brandishing firearm, air or gas operated weapon or object similar in appearance; penalty. 
A. It shall be unlawful for any person to point, hold or brandish any firearm or any air or gas operated weapon or any object similar in appearance, whether capable of being fired or not, in such manner as to reasonably induce fear in the mind of another or hold a firearm or any air or gas operated weapon in a public place in such a manner as to reasonably induce fear in the mind of another of being shot or injured. However, this section shall not apply to any person engaged in excusable or justifiable self-defense. Persons violating the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor or, if the violation occurs upon any public, private or religious elementary, middle or high school, including buildings and grounds or upon public property within 1,000 feet of such school property, he shall be guilty of a Class 6 felony. 

B. Any police officer in the performance of his duty, in making an arrest under the provisions of this section, shall not be civilly liable in damages for injuries or death resulting to the person being arrested if he had reason to believe that the person being arrested was pointing, holding, or brandishing such firearm or air or gas operated weapon, or object that was similar in appearance, with intent to induce fear in the mind of another. 

C. For purposes of this section, the word “firearm” means any weapon that will or is designed to or may readily be converted to expel single or multiple projectiles by the action of an explosion of a combustible material. The word “ammunition,” as used herein, shall mean a cartridge, pellet, ball, missile or projectile adapted for use in a firearm.

Safety classes always teach you never to pull a gun out unless you have the intention to use it (self-defense.) Your location, whether it’s at home or wherever, it’s never acceptable to point it at anything unless it’s target practice or self-defense. It’s not a toy!

Know the laws and practice gun safety at all times.

SOURCE – The Still Report: 

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