This over-reaction could have happened to you. To me. To anyone. The only reason it happened to this guy is that the government noticed him.
Like the Eye of Sauron. It looked at him. The government paid attention to one innocent man, and visited force upon him.
He was proned out because he owned guns. If he had been laid off and had no firearms we'd have never heard about him and he never would have been manhandled by the cops.
And what happened after the government forces proactively sprung into action was the BEST possible response. Worst would have been the police being a little over-zealous and busting down the door on a sleeping man who might have reacted to what looked like a dire threat to his life and safety and responded accordingly. Then innocent people of civil servants may have been hurt.
He was very lucky force didn't cross over to violence.
And why? Because he wanted to defend himself in the event he needed to and chose a particular tool to do that task. He did nothing else.
The forces of tyranny expose themselves in their over-zealousness.
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