GOP Aide Brandished Pistol in Road Rage Clash During Gun Debate

GOP Aide Brandished Pistol in Road Rage Clash During Gun Debate

Virginia state Senator Amanda Chase (R-11) at work in the statehouse, on Feb., 20, 2019 in Richmond. An aide for Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate Amanda Chase brandished a gun in a road-rage incident while the candidate participated in a virtual gun-rights debate in the back of her campaign van. In the midst of a candidate forum with the Virginia Citizens Defense League, Chase — who was participating by phone in the Tuesday debate — shouts “No. Stop.” “Speaking of a Second Amendment moment, we just had to, oh, my goodness, we are exercising our Second Amendment rights right now on our car, where we had somebody road rage, trying to get in front of us,” Chase says. Just prior to that, a male voice can be overheard saying, “That’ll get your b—— a— in the car, won’t it?” Shayne Snavely told The Washington Post he displayed an AR-15 pistol after a passenger in a sedan got of his car and started walking toward the van with a hand in his pocket. “Yeah, he got a gun in his face,” Snavely said, who referred to the AR-15 as "a little bit of overwhelming force." Snavely, who was driving, said the other car kept pushing into them while he was in an exit lane, and that the passenger in the other car actually opened the door while moving and gesticulated at the van. Snavely said he displayed the pistol after the car continued to follow the van after exiting the highway. […]

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