Man Pulls Gun on Couple Wearing MAGA Hats: ‘It Is a Good Day for You to Die’

A Kentucky couple who support President Trump got quite a scare over the weekend when a man allegedly pulled a gun on them for wearing “Make America Great Again” hats. James Michael Phillips was arrested after the incident, according to BuzzFeed News.

Terry Pierce told Buzzfeed News that he and his wife Cherrie were shopping at a Sam’s Club in Bowling Green, Kentucky. While they were waiting in the checkout line, a man flipped them off.

Phillips admitted to police that that he insulted the couple with his hand gesture “solely for wearing the hats.”

Cherrie Pierce asked Phillips, “Excuse me, did you just flip us off?”

“Yes, I did because of those hats,” Phillips responded, according to the couple. Terry Pierce said he then chased Phillips and told him, “Buddy, it goes both ways.”

That’s when things got scary.

“It is a Good Day for You to Die”

According to Terry Pierce, Phillips pulled a gun on him and said, “It is a good day for you to die.”

Then, according to the police report, Phillips directed his comments toward Cherrie Pierce, saying, “It’s a good day for you to die, b***h.”

No shots were fired and Phillips would eventually put his gun back in its holster.

Surveillance cameras did not capture the event because it took place out of camera range. Police found a 40-caliber Glock on Phillips’s person, for which he has a Tennessee-issued concealed carry permit.

Phillips was charged with first-degree wanton endangerment.

The Pierces couldn’t believe the confrontation even happened. “Nobody is going to tell me I don’t have the right to believe in America and my president,” Terry Pierce told Buzzfeed News.

Where’s the Mainstream Media?

While thankfully no one was hurt, compare this event with that of actor Jussie Smollett, who made national headlines recently by claiming he was assaulted by men in MAGA hats yelling racial slurs.

As police pressed further, Smollett’s story began to fall apart and police now appear to believe he orchestrated the incident as a publicity stunt. Two men have come forward saying Smollett paid them to beat him up.

Still, this story made national headlines with liberals and celebrities lining up to denounce Trump for supposedly fostering an attitude that encourages such violence.

What about stories like that of the Pierces?

If a man in a Trump hat pulled a gun on someone, you can bet that story would dominate the headlines, and yet this incident where two of the president’s supporters were physically threatened for their political beliefs is something most Americans will remain unaware of.

The double standard is unreal. So is the political divide that fosters such imbalance.

Terry Pierce told Buzzfeed News he was “blown away” by how divided the country has become.

To say the least.

John Hanson

is a professional writer and editor with over 15 years of experience in conservative media and Republican politics. He has been a special guest on Fox News, Sirius XM, appeared as the guest of various popular personalities, and has had a lifelong interest in right-leaning politics.

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  • I've got to get a MAGA hat. My "Come and take it" hat with an M1 silhouette on it and my Gadsden and Israeli flag pins and my NRA Life Member pin just don't seem to get the same reaction from the libtards as the MAGA hats do. I don't THINK they can see my concealed Glock I carry everywhere (along with my ccw permit from Florida) I go, but IF they do hassle me, well let's just say the first person in THAT confrontation to pull his or her gun will NOT BE the one walking away.

  • more silliness. convenient isn't it , out of video range? people need to stop claiming this nonsense. who cares if you wear a silly hat?

  • In 2007 I was at a rest stop on the interstate and I saw a guy with an Obama cap. My first thought was I would like to knock it off his head and step on it. But on second thought it is his right and not my place to insult or threaten him. A man wearing a MAGA cap should have received the same consideration. Unlike this liberal, I being a normal person respected this Barry lover's right to show his support.

  • the media in no where in site when it comes to the DemoRATS threatening Republicans...this country is f****** and you can blame the DemoRATS...their hatred for President Trump is so strong that these people don't realize they are threatening the future of the USA...keep letting the illegals, drug smugglers and MS13 gangs in and see what your country will soon look like...why are these DemoRATS / Liberals trying to destroy their own country is beyond me...

  • Can someone logically explain why Americans have a problem with making America great again? Are they America haters? Are they Trump haters? Do they hate hotdogs, french fries, popcorn, and baseball? Do they hate their own mothers for giving birth to them? What exactly is the problem, aside from the obvious mental illness and political ignorance? Clearly, something has scrambled their brains into mushy little snow-flake shaped cookies floating in Kool-aid inside their skull.

  • The left-wing Democrats and the media (one and the same) are the major reason for this type of action happening in the United States. We are bombarded every minute of every day by the left and media with statements that the MAGA hat means the wearer is a racist or many other names. So it is no wonder a deranged person would pickup up on this type of rhectoric and act. I also, blame ex-president Obama for how he divided us along racial lines during his entire 8 years of office. Everyone hoped he would be able to heal the nation about race, but all he did was enflame the issue. From the black Harvard professor friend of Obama's, who came home, could not find his keys, so broke a window and the neighbor called the police, to Trayvon Martin to the "Gentle Giant" in St Louis, Obama used the DOJ and FBI to paint the nation as a racist one; when in actuality it is not and has not been one for 50 years. What the nation needs most now is some unbiased reporting by the media. That would go a long way to improving the situation of hate, hate, hate, by the liberals of our country.

  • Wear your red hat with pride.Can't let the loons of the left win this fight.

    In 2016 I and others were on a sidewalk waving Trump & Pence yard signs.The thumbs up and horn blowing coming from the vehicle traffic was inspiring.

    A man walked down the street and noticing I had my MEGA hat on said to me I'm going to knock that hat off your head. I started laughing, a true belly laugh, he was showing frustration -- saying you are not going to think its funny when i hit your head and knock off the hat. To that I said oh yes because the optics of a grown man knocking off this hat from an old 73yr old wheelchair bound woman can't think of how you could make yourself look more foolish and cowardly. Lucky me he turned and headed away.

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