Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Very foolish and mad act of Briton at Trump rally

Last updated on 21st June 2016

What a mad fellow the arrested guy is! Whatever one's disagreement with the presumptive Republican nominee for President of USA, Mr. Donald Trump, it is insanity to do the act that this guy did with the intent this guy supposedly said he had! And, to make it really very foolish, the guy is not a USA citizen (he is a Briton whose USA visa had expired and who was living out of his car in California for a month, according to the article(s) given below)!

Man who attempted to grab gun at rally wanted 'to kill Trump', http://edition.cnn.com/2016/06/19/politics/trump-rally-gun-police-officer/, dated June 21st 2016

US election: Arrested Briton 'wanted to shoot Donald Trump', http://www.bbc.com/news/election-us-2016-36582770, dated 21st June 2016.


On my Facebook post associated with this blog post,
https://www.facebook.com/ravi.s.iyer.7/posts/1756214617928441, the following comments were made:

Sai Das wrote on 21st June 2016:
He didn't do much research beforehand. US cops have safety device on their holsters to keep people from doing this.

Ravi S. Iyer responded on 21st June 2016:
Good to know that Sai Das. One big learning for me from following this USA presidential election cycle is that candidates who speak freely about violence, seem to cause tremendous reactions from some of the public. Truly, a presidential candidate has to be careful with his/her words when it comes to violence. ... And, in our world today, I think no country or place can claim to be well protected from gun violence, whether the country allows any law abiding citizen to keep and bear arms or not. Human history over millennia is full of sword and knife related violence in the field of political power (democratic or non-democratic). Now with not-so-difficult to procure guns even in countries like India, for people with criminal bent of mind, top politicians must be very careful with words that could inflame violent passions.

Please note that I have a PUBLICLY NEUTRAL informal-student-observer role in these posts that I put up about the USA presidential elections. Of course, as I am an Indian citizen living in India, there is no question of me voting in these elections.

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