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It's so hard to know these days.  For example, was the father teaching his 7 year old daughter the bad guy or the good guy in this story?

ROSEMOUNT, Minn. (KMSP) -

It's yet another instance of a neighbor puling a gun on a neighbor. This time, it happened in Rosemount, Minn. while a father was teaching his 7-year-old daughter how to ride a bicycle.

Gary Drake, 61, is facing second-degree assault and terroristic threat charges after he was accused of brandishing a shotgun on Daytona Way last week.

Apparently Mr. Drake was a bit put off that unnamed Dad wasn't willing to take his advice on how to teach the little girl how to ride her bike.  

The father told Fox 9 News he's still shaken by the encounter. He explained that when he and his daughter got down to the cul de sac, Drake began yelling from his porch. When the father responded to say, "I've got it," Drake allegedly said, "If you don't like my advice, get off the street."

At that point, Drake appeared to get angrier -- but as the father and daughter prepared to leave the area, Drake allegedly went inside his home, grabbed a Remington 870 shotgun, pointed it at the father and threatened to kill him.

Drake's wife eventually came out and pulled the gun away, but police said he didn't appear repentant when he was booked. In fact, he allegedly told officers, "Maybe next time. I should have shot him."

Of course, he went and got a shotgun and threatened to kill Dad right there on the street.  Some might consider the fact that Drake had been drinking all day a possible factor  in his decision to go full on Rambo against his neighbor with the seven year old daughter, but Drake himself denied that his drinking had anything to do with his behavior.  Fortunately for Drake, Dad and daughter, Drake's wife intervened and took him inside before anyone got shot, you know, by accident.

And the Texas Open Carry folks wonder why people consider them dangerous loons.  Then again, I'm guessing that the NRA would consider Dad the "bad guy" since he wasn't carrying a gun to protect himself from his neighbor.  But that might just be me.

Originally posted to Steven D on Mon Jun 02, 2014 at 12:10 PM PDT.

Also republished by Shut Down the NRA.

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