Editor's Brief

‘Open Carry’ Stunts Are Precursor Acts for Gun Massacres

Dmitriy Andreychenko / Springfield Police Department
August 10, 2019 1:56 p.m.

Yesterday I mentioned the 20-year-old man who terrorized that Walmart in Missouri and was arrested for making “terroristic threats.” His name is Dmitriy Andreychenko. He told police the point of his stunt was to see whether Walmart “honored the Second Amendment.”

As I mentioned in that post, we’ve been covering these stunts forever at TPM. We should recognize these actions as precursor acts to mass shootings.

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