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Black Gun Owner Challenges Mississippi Cop Who Asked Him to Leave Restaurant in Open Carry State: ‘You Wouldn’t Do a White Boy Like That’

A Black Mississippi man is outraged that a Jackson police officer stopped him from entering a restaurant because he had a hand gun on him in the open-carry state over the weekend.

Ryan Phillips recorded and shared his confrontation with a Black Jackson Police Department officer he accuses of racial profiling.

According to a news report by Jackson’s WAPT 16 News, Phillips wanted to pick up food from Sam’s Southern Eatery restaurant.

In the shared Facebook video, Phillips and the Black officer are going back and forth about respect. Phillips feels that the officer disrespected him when he instructed the gun owner to not enter the eatery with his hand gun. In the post, viewers can hear the man say, “You wouldn’t do a white boy like that.”

In an interview with WAPT 16 News, the man tells reporters that he does not feel safe in Jackson and will carry his .40-caliber Smith & Wesson. He says he had no issues until this incident.

“When I’m in Pearl, I don’t need my firearm, but when I’m in Jackson and I’m going get something to eat with my fiancee, I’m going to have my weapon. If I can’t have it, you won’t get my money.”

The restaurant owner states that customers are not allowed to come in with guns. However, Phillips told the reporter from WAPT he did not see any signs informing him of this.

“Some people are saying I egged him on and I should’ve let it go. Other are saying kudos for standing up for your rights,” he said.

Now, the gun owner is filling a formal complaint in wake of the Facebook posting because he says officers have harassed him online.

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7 thoughts on “Black Gun Owner Challenges Mississippi Cop Who Asked Him to Leave Restaurant in Open Carry State: ‘You Wouldn’t Do a White Boy Like That’

  1. Mike Frye says:

    The 2nd Amendment is for everybody. My reaction when I see open carry is "I love living in America".

  2. Cory Raymer says:

    You are right, there are too many double standards in America, it is sickening. Look at all the violent protestors threatening people, intimidating people, attacking people at Donald Trump rallies and very little is done about it. Now, if Trump supporters did that at a Killary event, they would release the hounds on them. Every one of us, as an American citizen has a RIGHT to self defense and with that right is the right to BARE Arms. Period. It does not matter what color you are, we all have families and a need to protect them from the animals of this world. Those animals come in white, black and brown varities, just as there are good citizens and patriots in all colors.

  3. Leo Knight says:

    Black people cant do open carry. Better to just get a CCW.

  4. This is exactly what happened in the case of Tamir Rice. The two white police officers said that the feared for their lives (eventhough the kid never threatened them), and that they had to react swiftly because they weren't sure if the gun was real or not. The interesting this is Ohio is an open carry state where citizens are legally allowed to possess and carry weapons in public. So what was the issue here? Would they have reacted in the same manner of Tamir Rice was white? The naswe is no. Yet, the police officers involved were never indicted because they claimed their actions was justifiable.

  5. I'll shoot first when apprached because i can fear for my life too!!!! They murder us with impunity and nothing happens!

  6. What happened when the Panthers during the 60's started to open carry? They introduced the MULFORD act in 1967!!!!!

  7. Avery Jarman says:

    *"In the post, viewers can hear the man [Ryan Phillips] say, “You wouldn’t do a white boy like that.”"*

    Mr. Ryan believes he was NOT being disrespectful when he suggested the officer would have treated differently an American citizen of Euro descent?


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