Florida pastor Terry Jones was back in court on Thursday to fight for his right to carry a concealed firearm. Jones says he needs a gun because of all the death threats from radical Islamists who want his head on a platter.
Jones earned international fame back in 2010 when he announced that he would burn 200 copies of the Koran on the anniversary of 9/11. He continued to make comments like this on the anniversaries of 9/11, and in 2013 he said he would burn 3000 copies of the Muslim holy book in honor of the victims of the 2001 attack.
However, he was not able to carry out his 2013 plan because he was first arrested for carrying a concealed firearm and transporting fuel. While the latter charge was dropped, the state is still after him on the gun charge.
A confident Jones showed up in court on Thursday wearing a “Nuke ISIS” T-Shirt, and he expressed his shock that the state refuses to drop the case.
“I’m definitely surprised; they have absolutely no evidence,” Jones told a reporter. “The judge reviewed it; the judge threw it out. They knew they didn’t have any kind of chance from the very beginning. And they are just continuing to drag it out.”
If the state wins their case, Jones could lose his right to bear arms forever. The pastor says he lives in daily fear for his life from angry radical Islamists, so in a sense he is fighting for his life against our liberal government.
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H/T: Conservative Tribune