This is what an assassination looks like.
Only this time the gun — put to the politician’s head at basically point blank range — misfired. And security (and seemingly a lot of adrenaline addled people) had a moment to wrestle him to the ground as the would-be assassin tried to reload or unjam the gun.
You have to see this video.
The AP identifies the man as “Oktai Enimehmedov, a Bulgarian national and ethnic Turk.”
The AP also adds that the weapon was a gas pistol, “a non-lethal weapon used for self-defense, but experts say when fired from close range it can cause life-threatening injuries.” So that raises a bit of a question about just what Enimehmedov’s intent was.
Josh Marshall is editor and publisher of TalkingPointsMemo.com.