This week, many people saw the viral clip where Eric Popper fired 11 shots at another car. The two drivers had been arguing after Popper cut the other vehicle off.
There are numerous reasons why incidents like this happen. One may be the gun culture in the country. Or possibly Florida’s Stand Your Ground laws which allow regular citizens to react to assault with deadly force. But according to Jeanine Pirro, this Popper shooting happened because of COVID lockdowns.
The Fox host said during a Wednesday episode of The Five:
“Road rage — look, everybody’s on edge. I’m afraid in the supermarket anymore. You never know who’s going to flip their lid, take that carriage, and beat you over the head. But you look at this, and you realize that people are — they’ve lost it. More people have guns now, okay, people are buying guns because they don’t feel safe anymore. But, I mean, I’m not justifying what he’s doing, obviously. That’s a crime. I’d arrest that guy and indict him in a minute. But people have just — they’ve just — they’ve lost it. They’ve locked us down and we’ve lost our cool.”
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