(Content Warning: Very Strong Language)
A gun rights activist was openly carrying a handgun outside the St. Louis Zoo earlier this month in protest of the zoo’s policy banning firearms when he was suddenly accosted by a stranger. The man, who goes by Rich Johnson on YouTube, repeatedly berated the pro-gun advocate and called him names while warning him that his “open carry s***t” would soon come to an end. In the face of what some YouTube commenters described as “harassment,” the open carry activist calmly responded to the man’s verbal attacks and tried to explain his view on the Second Amendment and open carry. He also refers to “Amendment 5” of the Missouri State Constitution which was passed in the August 2014.