A Phoenix coffee shop owner is facing death threats from pro-gun activists after deciding to give up his firearms in the wake of the Las Vegas shooting.
After the tragedy, Jonathan Pring had a change of heart. “Who doesn’t love Las Vegas? I couldn’t sleep last night.,” he told the Arizona Republic. “I was watching news and on Facebook and seeing lots of different posts…and I was just mad…I thought, ‘You know what, I’m going to do something.'”
So he decided to give up the two guns he owned, including an assault rifle, to the Phoenix Police Department. [Yes, he should have had them destroyed instead. See ask below.]
When asked whether he would be afraid without his guns, Pring said, “If I have a break-in at my house, I’ll hit him with a baseball bat. I’m not afraid. I don’t need a gun to be a man.” He told a local Fox affiliate. “I think the easiest way to stop mass shootings from happening in America is to take guns away from civilians.” Finally, he added, “If I was to write down the 10 most important things in my life, guns wouldn’t make the list.”
In response, pro-gun activists doxxed him and encouraged people to break into his house. The situation got so bad that Pring and his family had to leave town.
Please contact Jonathan Pring through one of the channels below and give him the following message:
Thank you so much for giving up your two guns. Your compassionate gesture is very much appreciated. I am sorry you are receiving threatening communications from Americans who fetishize firearms and I want you to know I stand with you. You had the courage to do something and it matters. I ask you one favor: Please, when talking to others about your actions, encourage them to have their weapons destroyed as opposed to turning them into local police. Regrettably, many states force police to sell crime guns to dealers, where they are put back into circulation and make their way quickly to the secondary (unregulated) market.
Once you have contacted Jonathan, click the orange banner below to report your action!
Thank you for standing with a gun owner who made a compassionate gesture after the horror we saw in Las Vegas on October 1st.