Luke Rockhard -
sadic1 - My money is on these guys being fucked. The grounds for a citizens arrest being ambiguous, whatever racist shit they dug up on them, if its close, these guys are going down, imo, and they should. The only reason you bring an armed posse with you to confront someone is because you are hoping they give you a reason to shoot them, and even if youre not hoping for it, you're creating the possibility for no good reason.
I agree they are probably fucked but I think you’re off base with the rest. That’s like saying the only reason anyone carries is because they’re hoping for a chance to shoot someone.
min this case, these guys had no idea whether this dude might be armed.
I know, and Im sympathetic, but in my mind, if you have numbers and no idea if the guy you want to “talk to” is armed, brandishing is automatically threatening in a situation where if you truly just wanted to ask questions to find out whats up, being threatening wouldn’t be in the best interest of the best outcome.
I get it if they are able to ride the letter of the law here, but their intent was to be a threatening posse in the first place, without knowing enough facts or having enough reason to feel the need to be armed.
It feeds the narrative of the left that gun owners are trigger happy wannabe vigilantes.
As a human, why turn a potentially shady thing with limited victims into a persons death unless you have some other anger youre dealing with? People need to chill a little bit, and they don’t have to pretend wrong is right to do it.