A “peaceful” George Floyd protest rally nearly turned into a bloodbath as a radical leftist brought a rifle. While open carrying a rifle in Texas remains perfectly legal, brandishing it to “off racists and MAGA people” is not.

Cops initially arrested 25-year-old Emmanuel Quinones Saturday after he brandished his AR-15 rifle at a rally in Lubbock, Texas. Initially, the masked gun-toting hotshot refused police orders to drop the gun as he held it at low-ready. He had a change of heart when police pointed their guns at him.

But wait there’s more! Cops say the would-be mass murderer shouted “President Trump must die” and “this is a revolution” as they struggled to cuff him. Trump Derangement Syndrome is real and chronic in some.

Further investigation of Quinones’ Facebook account showed the graduate research assistant at Texas Tech had posted violent screeds as well as his plans to kill Trump supporters that might appear at the protest or any found nearby.

Emmanuel Quinones. Never spent a day in his life at the gym. Or doing a push-up. Image via Emmanuel Quinones’ Facebook page.

Federal prosecutors have charged him and if convicted, Quinones can expect the feds to give him plenty of tender loving. And it won’t be at Club Fed.

Here’s the video from the rally.

There’s more from Breitbart:

Lubbock police officers arrested 25-year-old Emmanuel Quinones on Saturday after he was captured on video purportedly brandishing a loaded Smith & Wesson .223 semi-automatic rifle in front of protesters, KCBD NBC11 reported. The protesters were standing in support of George Floyd, the black man killed by Minneapolis police in May…

Charges were filed by the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas. Federal officials say that Quinones, “in view of the protesters, Mr. Quinones held the rifle at ‘low ready,’ in firing position with the muzzle pointed toward the ground, as panic rippled through the assembled crowd.”

Texas law allows for the open carry of a rifle or shotgun but it is against the Texas Penal Code to display such a weapon in a public place “in a manner calculated to alarm,” the Lubbock NBC affiliate reported.

All it takes for “peaceful” rallies to become bloodbaths is one lunatic to show up who wants to murder anyone who disagrees with them.

Why does that seem to happen?