Paul Jones, Jr., 60, was at his neighborhood bar at Winston's Place near E. 131st Street and Miles Avenue around 6 p.m. Monday, talking politics with a friend. Jones, an Air Force Vietnam War veteran, just happens to be a staunch
supporter -- something that didn't sit well with a man nearby.
"He butted into the conversation," Jones said, speaking from his hospital bed. "The conversation wasn't directed at him or to him." The man got so upset, he went out to his car -- and came back with a gun. Cleveland police said he shot Jones in the thigh, then walked out...
Remember the good ole days, when people could have friendly discourse without being shot? Wow, those were the days. Because this shooter wasn't even part of the discussion. He was eavesdropping. Then, being the tolerant person he was, went out to his car, locked, loaded, and shot the Trump-supporter. Nice guy.
Yes, the shooter is clearly a intolerant twit who has no idea there are opinions out there which do not align with his own. I don't want to lay all the blame of his trigger-happy tantrum on "safe spaces and trigger warnings" but can we deny we've created an environment prime for putrid turdbombs to attack when they feel threatened? Threatened by words? Remember
The Chalkening: Michigan Students Call for Arrests Over 'Offensive' Chalk Signs...
By the way, Black Lives Matter? This guy is black and he was shot. Where's his protest?
Is it just me or does there seem to be a trend when it comes to leftists using violence to make their point? (see
#BlackLivesMatter Activist Attacks Off-duty Police Officer at his Home
) That tends to happen when you're bad at putting words together to form an actual argument. It also tends to happen when your entire worldview is based on big-government coercion to begin with (i.e. violence). It's a pattern often found among safe space dwelling mouth-breathers. Simply feeling upset doesn't count as an argument. But hey, words are hard. Shooting the guy you disagree with? Not so much, apparently.
To be fair, there hasn't been any confirmation regarding which party the gunman aligned himself with. All we know is that the shooter was triggered to violence... Merely by being in the presence of an opposing argument. But if I had to take a guess, I'd wager he prefers the party that caters to those who
. The party who thinks "bigotry" must be stopped at all costs. In the name of tolerance of course.