Today will officially mark the end of this story as it doesn’t involve a crazy conservative white guy. On the contrary, it’s a black liberal kook who’s apparently part of the absurd “Raise the Wage’ movement thats’s big in lefty circles. So now the story will be buried. Just a good thing this nutcase didn’t hurt anyone.
The man who drew a gun at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center on Monday previously called himself a “prophet of God” and said he didn’t obey man’s law.
U.S. Capitol Police said Larry Russell Dawson of Antioch, Tennessee, has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon and assault on a police officer while armed. Dawson, 66, was shot by a U.S. Capitol Police officer and is hospitalized in stable but critical condition, police said.
At a press conference outside the Capitol on Monday evening, U.S. Capitol Police Chief Matthew Verderosa said that at approximately 2:40 p.m. Dawson “drew what appeared to be a weapon and pointed it at officers” during a routine screening at the Visitor Center. One officer fired and struck Dawson.
The police officer was not injured, contrary to previous reports. A female bystander sustained a non-life-threatening injury during the incident, police said.
Dawson, the pastor of St. Luke’s Church outside Nashville, previously wrote on his church’s website that he was leading a “movement” to urge Congress to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour.
Nothing like a narrative being demolished in record time. Oddly, we don’t hear any caterwauling about gun control from the usual suspects now. Weird, huh?