Man using gun to defend against rioters sparks social media outrage, then post mysteriously disappears

A video was posted on social media Tuesday night of what appears to be a white man brandishing a gun while driving through the riots in Charlotte, North Carolina.

There’s some question about the actual race of the man and whether the person posting the video was lamenting that he was allowed to “drive away alive,” but the incident lends credence to the belief held by many Americans of the value of the Second Amendment.

The video was posted on Twitter by Heather Head, according to the Daily Mail. Head reportedly included the caption: “White dude drives into crowd of peaceful protesters, draws gun, allowed to drive away alive. With my own eyes. #CharlotteProtest.”

The post has since disappeared from her feed, but the video can still be seen here:

A police officer is seen approaching the man when he got out of his car — North Carolina is an open carry state, although brandishing a firearm is NOT considered lawful.

Here is a close-up angle showing the weapon in clear sight:

Head would follow up on the original post to clarify that she “was glad he was not killed.” She then stated in a more defensive post that while the protesters “could have” killed the man, they did not because they “were NOT violent.”

She made this claim AFTER all the violence that ensued throughout the night betrayed her desired narrative.

Head expressed confusion over why the original post was no longer accessible, but stood by her claim that the man was white when others appeared to question that, saying “he looked pretty white bread to me.”

While Head maintained the protesters where this incident occured were peaceful, there were several reports of cars being stopped or “hijacked” during the violent riots. The following footage was caught on Fox News and posted to YouTube.  It is still unclear what happened to the original tweet.


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