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BLM Activist And Gun Control Advocate Arrested For Attempted Shooting Of Louisville Mayoral Candidate

Quintez Brown, a Black Lives Matter activist and gun control advocate, has been arrested for the attempted shooting of Louisville mayoral candidate Craig Greenberg.

Brown, once featured by the Obama Foundation as a “rising face,” was charged with attempted murder and four counts of wanton endangerment following the targeted shooting on Monday.

Reports have not revealed a motive for the shooting. Greenberg is a Democrat.

The Louisville Courier-Journal reports that the suspect simply walked into Greenberg’s office and began shooting at him.

Nobody was injured in the incident. One bullet grazed the candidate’s shirt. Brown, according to the outlet, has pled not guilty to the charges.

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Quintez Brown Charged in Louisville Shooting

Quintez Brown, charged in the shooting of a mayoral candidate in Louisville, was an advocate for socialism and stringent gun control measures.

He wrote an op-ed column for the Courier-Journal in 2019, titled, “Kentucky’s concealed carry law shows your life doesn’t matter to gun-loving Republicans.”

“To them (Republicans), your life doesn’t matter,” he wrote.

Brown reportedly fired a 9mm Glock handgun at Greenberg and was later found carrying a loaded 9mm magazine in his pants pocket at the time of his arrest.

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Guest of Joy Reid, Met Obama

Quintez Brown, prior to being charged with the shooting of a Louisville mayoral candidate, was featured in an MSNBC segment covering students participating in “March For Our Lives” protests and demanding stricter gun laws. 

“And if you’re not going to give us that,” he said, specifically targeting Kentucky Republican Senator Mitch McConnell, “then we’re going to get everyone out here to vote, and we’re going to vote you out of office.”

Brown was also highlighted at the University of Louisville for having earned a coveted spot at a national gathering.

That national gathering involved former President Barack Obama, on behalf of the Obama Foundation’s My Brother’s Keeper Alliance.

“I was able to meet and speak to President Barack Obama. I shook his hand, looked him in the eye, and told him my name and where I came from,” Brown said of the experience.

Charles Booker, candidate for Senate in Kentucky, had tweeted praise for Brown as “a brilliant young scholar” and mentioned that he spoke at his Senate launch in 2019.

At the time, Brown had gone missing for several days, perhaps foreshadowing some mental health issues.

Booker issued a statement saying his “heart hurts” for Quintez Brown and noted his arrest for the attempted shooting of a Louisville mayoral candidate is “absolutely crushing.”

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is a freelance writer focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been following and analyzing the political climate for several years, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, FoxNews.com and more.

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