A Florida man said he was trying to make a “political statement” when he strolled into a Walmart (like the one in last Saturday’s El Paso shooting) and asked a clerk if they could sell him a gun to kill 200 people. (Washington Examiner)
Phil Attey, an anti-gun activist, admitted to WPTV the remark was in poor taste, but he was trying to make an anti-gun statement because he saw someone who looked like a white nationalist purchase a gun.
It “was for them [Walmart] to wake up and think about their role in the gun violence toxic climate that we have,” he said.
The clerk said Attey asked him, “Can you sell me anything (or a gun) that would kill 200 people?” When the worker replied, “That isn’t funny,” Attey said, “I know,” and asked again if they could sell him anything that would kill 200 people.
St Lucie Police say the man who asked a Walmart clerk about a gun to kill people, has been located and found not to be a threat. pic.twitter.com/gPR1eMCVOI
— Matt Sczesny WPTV (@WPTVMatt) August 8, 2019
One of last weekend’s two mass shooting occurred at an El Paso Walmart, where a white nationalist gunman killed 22 people.