As a conservative Californian (native and proud of it!), I’m often told that efforts to turn the state around or turn it red are a waste of time, and that there’s no use because too many of my fellow Californians are liberal and dense. My usual reply is that there are more conservatives and Trump supporters here than anyone would believe but that the cost of vocalizing that opinion is so high – one could lose their job immediately – that we don’t dare speak up.
The truth of that was hammered home Sunday when a peaceful caravan of Trump supporters conducted a drive-thru rally to support the President on Ventura Boulevard in the San Fernando Valley. Someone (reported to be a black male, per law enforcement sources), shot at the group from his apartment overlooking Ventura Boulevard then barricaded himself inside.
Rally attendees tell RedState that overall there were about 1,000 vehicles participating. Despite what liberals on Twitter might claim, the majority of those attending were from the San Fernando Valley, including California State Senate candidate Houman Salem (an Iranian immigrant)….
The silent majority is strong in the San Fernando Valley today. Come join the car rally on Ventura Blvd. pic.twitter.com/Q9PO7yjQau
— Houman Salem for CA (@HoumanSalem) August 30, 2020
And House of Representatives candidate Errol Webber, a Jamaican immigrant challenging Rep. Karen Bass.
Errol Webber For Congress CA-37 attends a Pro-Trump Drive-By Rally along Ventura Blvd! https://t.co/eBoIJpKsNZ
— Errol Webber For Congress (CA-37) (@ErrolWebber) August 30, 2020
The line of cars stretched back as far as the eye can see.
— Feisty☀️Floridian (@Feisty_FL) August 30, 2020
Until, unfortunately, a member of the “tolerant left” decided to shoot at cars full of people. Someone got a picture of the man they claim to be the shooter; the apartment building location given on the LAPD scanner has a similar appearance to this building but I can’t confirm that this is in fact the shooter.
BLM supporter shoot at trump supporters in there cars hit a truck no one injured also hit a ladies car tire with 2 kids in the car this was on Ventura Blvd today in the San Fernando Valley over 8 thousand trump supporters in a blue city 🇺🇸 no one was hurt pic.twitter.com/NSwCVsaDWJ
— Billy BOB More (@William59114003) August 30, 2020
Here’s the full photo:
SOURCE: Twitter, @William59114003
Fortunately, the only thing the shooter struck was the tire on one vehicle.
Breaking: SWAT Called out in Woodland Hills after someone from an apartment on #VenturaBoulevard shoots at pro-Trump caravan of cars. Tire on vehicle was shot out. No injuries. Suspect barricaded in apartment, per LAPD. @KNX1070 pic.twitter.com/w5ait7kCqJ
— Emily Valdez KNX 1070 (@EmilyValdezKNX) August 30, 2020
Of course, this leftist claims Trump supporters are inciting violence “just like they did in Portland.”
I’m on Ventura Blvd and no trump supporter is inciting violence. Merely driving down the street waving trump flags is not in the least bit violent.
— DontTreadOnLA (@tread_la) August 30, 2020
This person best describes why the silent majority is silent.
You hear of the silent majority and wonder if they exist.
So the silent majority decides not to be silent and shows their presence in places like Portland and Ventura Blvd.
They're then vilified, demonzied, and threatened for doing so.
And you wonder why they're silent.
— We are all equally miserable, Comrade. (@EpluribusNoliMe) August 30, 2020
Currently, LAPD’s SWAT team is working to apprehend the suspect. We will provide more updates as they become available.