Tennessee Man Demonstrates Open Carry Near School Wearing Rifle

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A Tennessee man on Wednesday caused panic as he paced back and forth near a high school in a bulletproof vest with a rifle strapped across his back and a GoPro camera, WSMV-TV reported.

Multiple people called the police when they saw Leonard Embody with a gun near the school, but he was not arrested because he did not walk onto the school grounds. Open carry is legal in Tennessee.

Embody has been arrested multiple times before for walking around with a gun, but the charges were dropped, according to WSMV.

According to WSMV, Embody has been demonstrating with his gun throughout Tennessee for the past five years in order to defend his Second Amendment right.

After complaints from Hillsboro High School parents, Embody didn’t apologize.

“A school is a prime place to be able to hand out my leaflets and educate children that guns aren’t dangerous as people think they are. Certainly a man carrying a gun doesn’t mean they’re going to get shot,” he told WSMV.

He said it’s not his problem that people are scared of his gun.

“I don’t think I look terrifying. Other people may think I look terrifying, but that’s in their own minds and that’s something they should deal with — with maybe a psychologist,” he said.

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  1. The guy walking around with a gun, near a school, is suggesting that other people may need to see a psychologist. Really? Really?

  2. Who is paying this a-hole? Is he on assistance? Another teatard freeloader?

  3. Avatar for dnl dnl says:

    Which is worse:

    A bad guy with a gun


    A dumbass suffering from the *GZS with a gun?


  4. Avatar for marby marby says:

    You beat me to it. I think the guy who needs to strut around with a rifle so everyone can see his machismo is the psychologist’s dream (or nightmare).

  5. If he were a brown/black man he would either be in jail or dead by now.

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