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Second amendment enthusiast and attention whore Jim Cooley stirred up a lot of anxiety at Atlanta’s Jackson-Hartsfield International Airport last weekend when he took his semi-automatic weapon inside the main terminal and just hung out there, freaking out air travelers.
Cooley took photos with people inside the airport, and filmed numerous encounters with Atlanta police in which he tried so hard to get arrested, but couldn’t pull it off.
Here are some of the videos:
I love how Cooley complains to police about harassment for taking photos of him while simultaneously filming them at the same time. What makes him truly American is not the giant gun strapped across his chest or his terrible goatee, it’s his complete lack of self-awareness.
Cooley wasn’t able to trick the cops into arresting him, and the points he attempted to prove were overshadowed by how big of a nut-job he appeared to be. The police should be commended for handling this situation with calmness, because semi-automatic weapons at the airport in the possession of a crazy old man could and should make anyone uneasy.
I’d like to know who convinced Cooley that this was a good idea. Was he just sitting at home having some cheese grits when he decided to load up the AR-15 and drive to the airport to stick it to the police? Do you think he saved up some bail money for his hopeful arrest? Did he at least have a flight?
I’m a big second amendment supporter, but it would be nice if we could find somebody else to be our spokesman..
[via WSB Atlanta]
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