Tenn. man arrested after allegedly pulling gun on couple for wearing MAGA hats: ‘Good day for you to die’

On Sunday, WBKO reported that a Tennessee man identified as James Phillips was arrested in Bowling Green, Kentucky, after he pulled a .40 caliber on a couple for wearing “Make America Great Again,” or MAGA, hats.

According to the police report, the suspect admitted flipping off Terry Pierce and his wife because of their hats.  But it didn’t end there.

Pierce said he was shopping with his wife when Phillips, “pulled a .40 caliber out and stuck it in my face, backed up and reportedly said, ‘It’s a good day for you to die.'”

WBKO added:

Pierce went on to tell 13 News, “I said, ‘Then pull the trigger. Put the gun down and fight me or pull the trigger. Whichever one you want.’ And he backed up and he said it again, he said, ‘It’s a good day for you to die.'”

Pierce said the Phillips then took off. That’s when Pierce followed him out into the parking lot.

“I went out the front of the store to confront him again and that’s when I got him in his car. He couldn’t leave because his mother was still in the store. And we were having a verbal altercation outside,” said Pierce.

Pierce added, “He tried telling me I assaulted him and I said, ‘I never touched you.'”

According to the police report, surveillance video confirms Pierce’s story that he did not put his hands on Phillips.

Phillips, the report said, has a concealed carry permit from his home state of Tennessee.  Police said the .40 caliber Glock had one round chambered and Phillips had two extra magazines.

Multiple witnesses confirmed that Phillips pulled the gun.

“I have every right to support my country and my president — and I proudly wear this hat as a symbol of trying to help MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN! I’m not ashamed or afraid to wear this hat. I’m not a racist, xenophobe, sexist, or anything the left accuses our President of — which he isn’t,” Pierce told the Gateway Pundit in an exclusive interview.

Cassandra Fairbanks said Pierce and his wife will continue to proudly wear their MAGA hats.  Phillips, meanwhile, is being held at the Warren County Regional Jail, charged with wanton endangerment first degree.

A video report of the incident can be seen here.

Exit question: How long will it take for insane liberals to start killing random Trump supporters in the street over MAGA hats?



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