Editor's Brief

‘Open Carry’ Stunts Are Precursor Acts for Gun Massacres

Dmitriy Andreychenko / Springfield Police Department
|
August 10, 2019 1:56 pm

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.

Prime Only Members-Only Article
To access exclusive analysis and reporting from TPM’s award-winning staff along with:
The Hive Member Forum
Members-Only Newsletter
Exclusive RSS Feeds
Commenting
View All Options
Are you a student or experiencing financial hardship? We offer FREE memberships to those in need. Apply Here
Masthead Masthead
Editor & Publisher:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Senior Editor:
Special Projects Editor:
Investigations Desk:
Reporter:
Newswriters:
Front Page Editor:
Editor at Large:
General Manager & General Counsel:
Executive Publisher:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Publishing Associate:
Front-End Developer:
Senior Designer: