The man who filmed the hotly controversial February confrontation between Travis and Gregory McMichael and Ahmaud Arbery was arrested and charged with murder and attempted false imprisonment on Thursday. William Bryan filmed the altercation between the McMichaels and Arbery in Brunswick, Georgia, which proved fatal for the latter.
Lawyers for Arbery’s parents had been calling for the arrest of Bryan, who drove behind the McMichaels as they boxed off Arbery and attempted to place him under a citizen’s arrest. The Georgia men had suspected Arbery of involvement in several burglaries in Brunswick, although they hadn’t witnessed him engaging in crimes firsthand; Arbery’s advocates maintain that he was accosted by reckless, armed vigilantes.
An attorney for Bryan is pointing to a polygraphs he says his client took exonerating him of any involvement in the shooting. Bryan claims to have been unarmed at the time of the shooting, and didn’t have any conversation with Travis or Gregory McMichael before the event.
Arbery family lawyer Benjamin Crump claims that Bryan’s “involvement in the murder of Mr. Arbery was obvious to us, to many around the country and after their thorough investigation, it was clear to the GBI as well.”
The McMichaels are being charged with first-degree murder, setting up what will likely prove to be a controversial and racially charged murder trial.
Footage of the event, taken by Bryan, shows him driving up to a roadblock where Travis McMichael and Arbery enter into a physical confrontation. (Warning: the footage is graphic.)
Merrick Garland Suggests that Getting Rid of Lawsuit Protections is Not a Second Amendment Violation
Garland as AG will be a disaster for the right to bear arms.
If Merrick Garland is nominated as Attorney General, the Second Amendment is in big trouble.
Based on his comments at a Senate hearing on February 22, 2021, Garland made a suggestion that the repeal of lawsuit protections for gun manufacturers is not unconstitutional.
AWR Hawkins of Breitbart News reminded his readers that President Joe Biden campaigned on a platform of repealing the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA), which shielded lawful gun manufacturers from lawsuits.
In a previous Breitbart News report, Biden spoke at an MSNBC forum in 2019 alongside gun control organizations such as March for Our Lives where he expressed his support for gun manufacturers to be subject to lawsuits.
At the speech, Biden suggested that the PLCC be repealed. He declared, “No other outfit in history has gotten this kind of protection” and asserted that the legal actions would bring about “change overnight.”
In a subsequent occasion on February 7, 2020, Breitbart News covered Biden’s remarks to a New Hampshire crowd, in which he stated that it was a “mistake” to shield firearms manufacturers from lawsuits. He continued, “The first thing I’m going to do as president is work to get rid of that.”
Later that month, Breitbart News recalled how Biden called out gun manufacturers at a South Carolina rally and boasted, “I’m going to take you down.”
According to a report by The Salt Lake Tribune, Utah Senator Mike Lee asked Garland about his views on removing protections for gun manufacturers. Garland responded, “I have not thought myself deeply about this. I don’t think it raises a Second Amendment issue.”
When he was questioned if he is in favor of Biden’s plans to ban so-called “assault weapons”, Garland responded, “Where there is room under the law for the president’s policies to be pursued, then I think the president is entitled to pursue them.”
Biden’s track record as a gun control proponent is well-documented. From his support of gun-free zones at schools to the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban, Biden is Gun Control Inc.’s guy. With Democrats in control of the House and the Senate, there will most certainly be attempts to ram gun control down our throats. If they can’t beat us legislatively, they will most certainly use the courts to undermine the Second Amendment. Pro-gun organizations should be ready to lawyer up and use whatever means possible to keep courts from destroying our rights.
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