Neal Houk was driving in his truck with his son in Kingsville, MD in a fairly rural area. Houk and his son are Trump supporters. They had a lot of pro-Trump signage on the truck.
Houk was driving by a neighbor who was putting up a Black Lives Matter sign in his yard. Houk said he honked at him in a “good natured” way.
But Houk didn’t expect what happened next. The Black Lives Matter supporter neighbor didn’t take the honk well.
The Black Lives Matter supporter, Douglas Kuhn, allegedly picked up a shotgun and then fired it at Houk, his son, and their truck.
“He reached down. He had a shotgun right there, pulled it out and pointed it right at,” Houk described. “And we were in disbelief. Next thing we heard was a shotgun blast.”
Another neighbor corroborated what occurred, saying that he heard the shot. He said that Kuhn had a couple of signs stolen but that didn’t justify his reaction.
Houk said he never expected something like that in their area. “We see what’s going on in the country, and I really didn’t expect it right here at home.”
Fortunately, no one was hurt, although it understandably shook Houk up. “Then, to hear the gunshot, we were rattled. I’m shaking just talking about it.” He said he didn’t know Kuhn and hadn’t had any interaction with him before.
Police arrested Kuhn. and he now faces multiple assault, reckless endangerment, and felony firearms charges. While the local media opined he could face up to 100 years, as a practical matter, he would never be given that as a sentence. Sentences would likely run concurrently, meaning at the same time; they wouldn’t add up to 100 years. It just sounds worse because of the multiple charges.
Given Kuhn’s actions, Houk was very kind when he said he hoped that Kuhn wouldn’t face that as punishment. Pro tip? If someone steals your political signs, you don’t have a right to shoot at someone who honks at you.
But how crazy that this is where we are at? While Kuhn is responsible for his own alleged actions, media and Democrats have certainly had a hand in stoking division, demonizing Trump as well as Trump supporters, and even encouraging people to “get up in the faces” of Trump officials, as Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) did. This is just the latest incident; there have been two shootings killing Trump supporters, one in September in Portland by a man who called himself “100% Antifa” and another this month in Denver, by another leftist who has since been charged with murder. Houk and his son are maybe lucky they’re alive.
HT: Hot Air