(Tea Party 247) – “What is this world coming to?”
These were the words of one incredulous judge faced with a man who pulled out a shotgun and fired at a father and son who honked their horn at him as they passed by while he was putting up a Black Lives Matter sign in his yard.
The father and son, by their account, were simply just trying to be friendly, as everyone is in their small town of Kingsville, Maryland.
Trump derangement syndrome is very real, even in small-town America.
WBALTV reported that Neal Houk and his son, Bradley Lang, couldn’t believe what happened to them.
“It’s Kingsville, it’s a friendly area. Everyone honks at each other. We think we were hoping there could be some civility between people who support different candidates,” Lang said.
Police say that 50-year-old Douglas Kuhn, upon hearing the friendly honk, picked up his shotgun and fired on the vehicle.
Because that’s what normal people do, right?
This guy is clearly nuts.
“We were looking right down the barrel of a shotgun,” Houk explained.
“He picked up a shotgun from near his feet and ran towards us aiming it and we got 100, 200 feet down the road, he began to fire,” Lang said. “We were scared, although we were happy that he missed, the truck was missed and we were alright.”
Kuhn allegedly tried to claim that he had a shovel in his hand during the incident, not a shotgun. However, witness accounts conflict with this.
He was arrested and charged with first-degree assault, reckless endangerment and using a firearm in the commission of a crime. Because you simply can’t just fire a shotgun at people who vote differently than they do, no matter how triggered a friendly honk from said party may get you.
Gosh, seriously folks?
The judge in this case was, as mentioned, about as flabbergasted as we imagine our readers our at this point.
“How did it get to the point where he pulls out a shotgun? What has the world come to? This is beyond belief. Free speech. Why resort to weaponry. This could have been horrible,” Baltimore County District Court Judge Philip Tirabassi said during Kuhn’s bail hearing, which was Monday.
“I would never think — especially in Kingsville — that anyone would be violent about this situation. We all play nice here. It is America,” Houk said.
“He obviously has his political beliefs, as he showed with his signs. We were expressing those same rights, and he attacked us for that,” Lang said.
Kuhn was ordered to serve home detention until his next court date.
We hope he’s got his mail-in ballot all sorted out!
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