Benny Johnson (R) Falsely Claims That Gun-Toting Couple Were Democrats

Turning Point USA chief creative officer Benny Johnson attempted to claim that a white ​couple that aimed firearms at Black Lives Matter protesters in St. Louis​, Missouri, were not supporters of President Donald Trump​, but rather Democratic Party voters. Johnson turned to Federal Election Commission data to support his claim, but there was a problem: ​He found the wrong guy.

https://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/benny-johnson-%E2%80%8Bfalsely-claims-that-gun-toting-couple-were-democrats/

-Right Wing Watch; 6/30/2020

St. Louis couple point guns at peaceful crowd of protesters calling for mayor to resign

Around 6 p.m. Sunday, a barefoot man in a pink collared shirt walked out from the five-story house, carrying a semiautomatic rifle as he appeared to threaten the group. A few feet away, a woman pointed a pistol at the crowd, her finger directly on the trigger.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/06/29/st-louis-protest-gun-mayor/

-Washington Post; 6/29/2020

Armed civilians, suspected gunman arrested after man is shot at Albuquerque protest

Police have released little information about the suspected shooter and have not said whether they think he has any connection to the armed group. In a Facebook post, New Mexico Civil Guard Curry County denied that the gunman was a member, writing that their affiliates responded to disarm and encircle the gunman and prevent further violence.

Baca is a political conservative and a registered Republican, according to voter records. He last year ran unsuccessfully for a seat on the Albuquerque City Council, telling the Albuquerque Journal at the time that “he felt compelled to seek his first elected office out of fear the community is becoming a ‘third world country.’”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/06/16/albuquerque-militia-shooting-protest/

-Washington Post; 6/16/2020

McDonald’s customer shoots employees after being asked to leave because of coronavirus restrictions

The incident was the latest in a growing trend of violence directed at employees of businesses trying to enforce social distancing measures. Last week, a Family Dollar security guard was fatally shot in Flint, Mich., after telling a customer that her child had to wear a face mask to enter the store.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/05/07/mcdonalds-oklahoma-city-shooting-coronavirus/

-Washington Post; 5/7/2020