Going shopping at a Sam’s Club is usually a safe activity, but a couple patronizing a location in Kentucky discovered it can be life-threatening if you’re sporting hats bearing President Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan.
Terry Pierce and his wife, Cherrie, were wearing the MAGA hats at the Bowling Green, Kentucky, store on Saturday night when police say they were confronted by James Phillips of Cottontown, Tennessee, who “flipped them off solely for wearing the hats,” according to an arrest report.
Police responded after multiple calls to 9-1-1, who indicated the suspect told the female, “It’s a good day to die, b**ch.”
Terry Pierce told WBKO-TV that Phillips “pulled a .40 caliber out and stuck it in my face, backed up and said, ‘It’s a good day for you to die.'”
“I said, ‘Then pull the trigger. Put the gun down and fight me or pull the trigger. Whichever one you want.’ And he backed up and he said it again, he said, ‘It’s a good day for you to die.'”
“I went out the front of the store to confront him again and that’s when I got him in his car. He couldn’t leave because his mother was still in the store. And we were having a verbal altercation outside,” Pierce explained.
“He tried telling me I assaulted him and I said, ‘I never touched you.'”
Phillips reportedly claimed the couple had yelled at him as he unloaded groceries into his car.
Police say Phillips, 57, was carrying a concealed .40 caliber Glock in his rear right pocket with a bullet chambered. He also had two extra magazines in his left cargo pocket.
WNKY-TV reported Phillips holds a concealed-carry permit from Tennessee, which has a reciprocal agreement with Kentucky for concealed-carry licenses.
No one was hurt, and Phillips has been charged with wanton endangerment and was held in the Warren County Detention Center.
Terry Pierce told WBKO: “I have as much right to wear that hat and support my country and my president as he has not to.”
Paul Joseph Watson of PrisonPlanet noted of the incident: “If a Trump supporter had pulled a gun on an AOC [Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez] supporter, it would be wall to wall on CNN all week. They didn’t even report this.”
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