Oath Keepers To Arm Blacks In Ferguson And Dare Cops To Shoot Them
The Oath Keepers are using black citizens in Ferguson to make their own political point about guns.
The leader of the group’s local chapter told Red Dirt Reportthat the event would likely be held before the end of this month to protest an order last week by law enforcement officers to Oath Keepers to put away their rifles while in city limits.
“Every person we talked to said if they carried they’d be shot by police,” said Sam Andrews, head of the Oath Keepers chapter in St. Louis County. “That’s the reason we’re going to hold this event, and it will be a legal demonstration. I’m sick and tired of law enforcement who doesn’t think they have to abide by the law. They’re narcissistic and that guy (the county police chief) discredited my men.”
He said other Oath Keepers members would surround the black demonstrators as protection.
The anti-government group, which is primarily made up of current and former law enforcement and military personnel who have vowed not to enforce gun laws they believe are unconstitutional, patrolled city streets as protests marked the one-year anniversary of the police shooting of Michael Brown.
Group members told Reuters that they had traveled to Ferguson at the request of two reporters working for Alex Jones’ Infowars.com, but those reporters have denied the request and police condemned their efforts.
“Their presence was both unnecessary and inflammatory,” said Jon Belmar, chief of St. Louis County police.