Guns Pulled on Confederate Flag Waving Families in Va., Ga; Man Wanted in Fla. Flag Rally Shooting

This week families in Virginia and Georgia were threatened by gunmen for displaying the Confederate battle flag according to police.

Wilson family Confederate flag Blaze via WTVR
Virginia family waves Confederate flag following threats by gun man. Screen grab: The Blaze via WTVR-TV.

On Monday evening a family in Chesterfield County, Virginia was on their property waving large Confederate flags as motor vehicles passed them by on the rural divided highway they live off of.

The family says a man pulled in their driveway, got out of his SUV, pulled a gun, chambered a round and then pointed the gun at the father’s head. After mouthing off the gunman got back in his SUV and drove away without firing a shot.

The family was out the next day waving the flag on their property. A suspect was arrested Tuesday and charged with brandishing a weapon.

A family in Austell, Georgia that flew several Confederate and U.S. flags on their property says a man drove by their house twice one day this week, each time pointing a gun at their teen-aged grandson. Police advised the family to take down their flags. They complied. No suspect has been identified or arrested.

In Florida video was released by police showing a man carrying what appears to be a rifle near the time and place of a shooting that possibly targeted a rally in support of displaying the Confederate battle flag held in Ocala in Sunday. About 2,000 supporters attended the rally. No one was hit by the gunfire.

YouTube video of suspect and description by Ocala, Florida police.

“On Sunday, 7/12/15, while participants were gathered at the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion, there was a report of shots fired in a nearby neighborhood. On that date, officers could locate no suspect(s), evidence or witnesses to the shooting. Luckily, there were also on injured victims. On Monday, 7/13/15, the management at Ocala Place Apartments located video of a black male subject carrying a long gun through the complex during the same time frame as shots were heard. We are looking to identify this subject.

“Anyone with information in regards to this incident and/or the identity of this subject is asked to contact the Ocala Police Department at 352-369-7000. Anonymous tips can be given by phoning Crime Stoppers of Marion County at 368-STOP(7867), texting tips to 274637 using keyword 368STOP, or by submitting at www.ocalacrimestoppers.com. Anonymous tips may also be submitted by using our free mobile app, MyPD”

A gun store in Elk Grove, California took down their Confederate flag last week after receiving threats to kill their employees and burn down the store.

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