Posted September 17, 2015 7:41 am by Comments

By Bob Owens

An arsonist vandalized and then burned the personal truck of a small town Arkansas police chief Monday night in what is meant to look like an attack by open carry activists:

Bald Knob Police Chief Erek Balentine went outside of his home Monday night to find his personal truck fully engulfed in flames. It was immediately determined to be a case of arson.

“I opened the front door and the whole back glass fully engulfed and then written on the side of it second amendment,” Chief Erek Balentine said.

“Second amendment” was written on both sides of the truck. The right to bear arms–at least openly without a permit has been a topic of the town recently when Bald Knob citizen Richard Chambless was arrested and then later convicted for open carrying inside a McDonalds.

Balentine says the message the arsonist was trying to send didn’t work.

“They really didn’t get a message. The message that I’ve heard a lot is they basically want me to back off. They want me to stop. They basically want me to leave it alone and that’s not going to happen. Burning my truck didn’t help,” Balentine said. “It actually makes me want to enforce more and …read more

Source:: Bearing Arms

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