A man in a camouflage shirt exercising his Second Amendment rights by legally open-carrying an AR-15 who was previously misidentified as the gunman, ended up being the perfect citizen by helping out police officers during the Dallas shooting
At the time of the shooting, The Dallas police department tweeted a photo of Hughes with a rifle slung over his shoulder and wearing a camouflage T-shirt asking for the public to help find him, as he was a “person of interest” in the shooting.
During the protest, Hughes was expressing his Second Amendment rights by legally open-carrying an AR-15, which is legal in the state. Mark Hughes’ brother, Corey suggested that Mark hand over his weapon to the police so that they don’t think he was involved in the shooting.
“We know we’ve done nothing wrong, but there are photos of us all over social media,” Corey Hughes told Time. “I didn’t think it would be wise to walk out there with a gun.”
After finding out that he was a suspect in the shooting, he found some police officers and turned himself in saying that he wasn’t involved in the shooting. He was then questioned for thirty minutes by police before he was let go.
After the shooting, Hughes says that he has received hundreds of death threats after being mistakenly identified as the gunman.
A meme of Hughes has gotten million of views on Facebook as a result.
This man, Mark Hughes, was plastered all over social media as a suspect in the shooting in Dallas.. Because he was open carrying his AR-15 at the protest…
As soon as the shootings started, he handed over his weapon to police and ask how he and his brother could help the situation. He turned himself in to clear his name.
He proved that it’s not the Gun that kills but Evil People behind the Gun. Thank you Mark