A Trump supporter pulled a gun on Antifa protestors yesterday in Oregon after they sprayed him with mace spray...
And his behavior hasn't exactly shocked people.
Because in the last 4 years, we've seen first hand the extreme lengths that supporters of Donald Trump will go to when they feel necessary.
Of course, supporters of the former president are fiercely loyal...
But they're also known to often take things a little too far.
Take the January 6th riot, for example.
Following Trump's 2020 election defeat, thousands of his supporters attended his "Save America" rally in Washington D.C before they proceeded to storm the prestigious U.S Capitol building - all while a session of Congress was underway confirming President Biden's win.
The scenes that then unfolded were truly apocalyptic.
While chanting, "Stop The Steal", the angry mob made their way into the building and went on to deface, vandalize, and loot valuable items; including many of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's belongings.
5 people lost their lives as a result of the riot...
Including the death of 1 police officer who was attacked by rioters and hundreds of serious injuries that resulted in people being hospitalized.
But despite all of the violence and brutality...
Trump has always encouraged his supporters to "fight for America" and still refuses to take responsibility for the shocking events that unfolded on January 6th.
It just truly goes to show the power and influence Donald Trump holds over his supporters...
And it seems that some will literally do anything to defend the honor of their former president.
Which is what brings us back to today's shocking story.
Yesterday, a so-called "freedom rally" was held in Salem, Oregon, dedicated to those who "fought for our freedoms."
But things didn't stay civilized for long when a large group of pro-Trump supporters clashed with a group of Antifa protestors.
Just to recap...
Antifa is a left-wing, anti-fascist, and anti-racist political movement that has grown significantly since the Black Lives Matter movement kicked off last year.
Antifa is also a movement that Trump has repeatedly criticized and slammed - meaning his supporters aren't exactly the biggest of fans.
Protestors made their way to the Oregon State Capitol grounds...
And individuals had stacked large shields and were waving flags, with some reading "Abolish PPB" (Portland Police Bureau) and "Anti-fascist Action."
It didn't take long for the Trump supporters to clash with those representing Antifa yesterday...
And things became heated very quickly; resulting in a large police presence being deployed.
But things took a turn for the worse when a Trump supporter pulled out a gun during a standoff with his opposition...
And people have been left sickened by yesterday's disturbing scenes.
Our country has gone crazy— Dan Palmer (@danthefireman52) March 29, 2021
One of them is holding a sign that says, “disarm the government” while they are fully armed. Oh the irony. 🙄— rock4evs (@rock4evs) January 17, 2021
to me, protesting with weapons is the same as saying that they want war and are willing to use it ... it makes no sense otherwise. Then they should be arrested for inciting rebellion!— Umberto (Insist, persist and never give up ...) (@ManuelB64079582) January 17, 2021
It's just an opinion ...
Is the guy with the gun seriously carrying a 'Disarm the Government" poster?— Nan Bobbsey (@nanbobbsey) January 17, 2021
The counter protestors need to go home. Let the authorities deal with this. COUNTER PROTESTORS: you will cause unwanted violence.— Jimmy Roscoe Hill (@RSCivitas) January 17, 2021
In America, people need guns to protest apparently.— Robbie Kavanaugh (@camkav8) January 17, 2021
But WHY are they armed? This is not what protesting looks like.— Dr. Mommicality (@mommicality) January 17, 2021
The Trump supporter, who is yet to be identified, had his truck pelted with rocks and yellow paint by the Antifa protestors...
And to make things even worse, he was sprayed with mace spray when he exited his vehicle to confront the people responsible.
This is what resulted in him pulling out a handgun, cocking it, and pointing it at the protestors.
Thankfully, police were present at the scene and they immediately intervened without anyone being shot and hurt.
According to TMZ, the man peacefully surrendered and the officers took him away.
It is currently unknown as to whether he is facing criminal charges or not.
Make sure to stay posted for updates on this developing story.