Man Who Asked For Gun To Kill 200 People Says He's Not A Killer, Just A Leftist

Phillip Attey said he got mad when he saw the clerk selling a gun to a man Attey felt was a "White Nationalist."

Port St. Lucie, FL – A Florida man who waltzed into a Walmart store and asked a clerk to sell him a gun capable of killing 200 people has announced that he is an anti-gun activist, and that he wanted to make a political statement.

The incident occurred on Wednesday, when the self-proclaimed activist interrupted a Walmart clerk who was speaking with a customer in the sporting goods area, according to Treasure Coast Newspapers.

“Can you sell me a gun that can kill 200 people?” the man said, according to the police report.

The clerk told him that his comment wasn’t funny, and the man agreed.

“I know,” he said, before again asking the clerk if he “could sell him anything that would kill 200 people,” Treasure Coast Newspapers reported.

The incident was reported to the Port St. Lucie Police Department (PSLPD), and the clerk told his supervisor about what had occurred, KABB reported.

The assistant manager spoke to the man, who allegedly told him he was an “anti-gun nut and that he wanted his voice heard, that Walmart should stop selling guns,” a police report read, according to Treasure Coast Newspapers.

“He got a reaction. He got a lot of people concerned,” Port St. Lucie Police Sergeant Robert Vega told the paper. “He got police involved and we spent many hours trying to track down this individual to determine what his motives were.”

The PSLPD released photos of the man who made the inquiries at the Walmart store, and soon identified him as 55-year-old Phillip Michael Attey.

Investigators ultimately determined that Attey was not an “immediate threat,” and it is unclear whether or not he will face charges over the incident, Treasure Coast Newspapers reported.

“Detectives are still looking into whether or not charges are going to be filed,” Sgt. Vega said. “They need to review the case. They’re not really sure exactly what direction it’s going to go in.”

Attey took to Facebook in an attempt to justify his behavior, and alleged that it was Walmart and another customer’s fault that he became so enraged that day.

“Passing by the gun section of the store, seeing a young ‘White Nationalist' looking guy at the counter, set off my temper,” Attey wrote in the post. “I couldn't get the anger that just days after your role in the El Paso mass shooting, you were right there in [Port St. Lucie], selling guns to White Nationalist looking guys.”

“Not even a respectful mourning period, not even before our national flags go back up to full mast -- you're selling guns to possibly White Nationalists,” he ranted. “I'm disgusted with you. America's disgusted with you!”

During an interview with WPTV, Attey was asked to describe what the alleged “White Nationalist” looked like.

“Around 30 years old, white male, nice, I mean, pleasant-looking guy…” he said.

Attey admitted that the customer wasn’t wearing any clothing that conveyed any political messages.

“It was just the image of it and it was like, ‘This is wrong,’” he said, sidestepping the reporter’s question.

In his Facebook post, Attey addressed Walmart specifically.

“Now that I have your attention,” he wrote. “My Advice: You should suspend gun sales right now and commit not to start them back up, until after working with law authorities and gun violence prevention experts, you're able to offer…programs and services” including “heightened background checks, educational courses certification, and insurance policies.”

“YES…THIS WAS ME,” he bragged in another post. “Yes, I was making a political statement. Walmart, what say ye? Can you guarantee that the guns you sell won’t be used to take human life? And if you cannot…STOP SELLING THEM!!”

In the interview with WPTV, Attey admitted that his comments were in “poor taste,” but said he would “give up” everything in order to “fix the bigger problem.”

He added that he does not own any firearms because he is “very much Christian.”

Comments (68)
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IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

So every white guy in this 30s who is nice and pleasant looking is a white supremacist? Or are they only white supremacists when they want to buy a gun?

You know, if I stereotyped a black guy, in his 30s who is not nice and who has his pants hanging off his ass, who was looking to get a gun, as a gang member, I'd be called a racist.

So what does that make Mr. Attey?

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

That just sounds like he wants to be safe, rather than sorry. He should change his method of showing that though.

You know how they get sometimes.

Dra71
Dra71

If he has guns, they should be confiscated, then he goes on a list, never sell to. I bet your family is really proud!

cbanderson
cbanderson

Sadly, this is precisely what’s happening right now .... people with fundamentally good intentions (i.e., we need to stop the senseless killing of innocents) but who have no knowledge of firearms, the law, or even the backgrounds of the individuals carrying out recent shootings are calling for ridiculous measures using ridiculous stunts like this man did. It’s a desperate attempt (and a very dangerous one) to start a serious discussion of the problem and its real cause .... ironically, something the left and the media have refused to engage in.

Coltshooter1
Coltshooter1

A racist, as are many leftwing Democrats. Fully biased toward anyone different than them. He is an example of the Antifas type thinking supported by the Democratic Party and its media allies.

BlueJDN
BlueJDN

Proof that leftism is a mental illness.

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

Where are all of our First Amendment junkies on this one? Or is free speech just a thing for policemen?

SAAM
SAAM

Basement Bunny in 3, 2............dang! He already beat me!

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

They have to charge him. You don't go into a place of business and act like a mass killer, to the point they call 911 and get away with it.

Lynnetta
Lynnetta

He wants to make an example, so let him be the example..lock him up for 30+ days for suggesting to be a possible mass murder!! It is no joke or excuse! The Leftist have lost their freakin minds!!

tfort
tfort

Investigated because he asked a question? We live in a police state.

Ladyfluterby
Ladyfluterby

Can he guarantee that the fork and knife he uses to feed his face won't be used to kill someone? NOPE, so I guess he needs to stop eating. The same applies to the car he drives etc. Yet again another liberal leftist who can't handle life and still believe the propaganda that Utopia really exists.

bob95648
bob95648

So a couple of cowboys, Mormons, hunters, (whatever a clean-cut White guy represents) went to Walmart to buy a gun and this lunatic goes off his rocker. Funny, that the guy who shot up the Walmart in El Paso wrote in his manifesto that he was planning to vote for Elizabeth Warren, and that he couldn't vote for Kamala Harris because she was a cop. He expressed Leftist ideology throughout his rant, yet somehow he's branded a White Nationalist... Same with the Gilroy shooter; A Muslim, Iranian named Santino suddenly becomes a White Nationalist when the Leftist Media gets involved. Go figure. One has to wonder whether seeing a group of Black or Hispanic men of the same age buying firearms would have set this self-righteous arse off to the same extent. I'll wager he'd be all for arming ANTIFA and going after White families in an effort to purge the land of Trump Supporters.

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

Since when did White Nationalists and White Supremacist become the same thing?? Because the lunatic left says so?? Just like they get triggered over every little f**king thing!!

artw44
artw44

Most of the Christians I know own guns and shoot them responsibly. He should be charged with making a threat. The left is so biased and for people like that to be calling the rest of us what ever ism they can think of. The same old, the end justifies the means attitude should give us the right to lock him up for a long time. America is disgusted with you and people like you! The end of people like you telling me I do not deserve my 2nd amendment rights should justify the means of locking your ass up for making a threat.

Sgt Rock
Sgt Rock

White nationalist are the MOST responsible gun owners in America. Inner city thugs murder hundreds times more people than Whites ever did or ever will, but in their case anti-American leftists say the gun is to blame.

Cwret
Cwret

So “Investigators ultimately determined that Attey was not an “immediate threat,”. That’s reassuring......I guess since he expressed liberal views he isn’t an immediate threat.

Det_John_Kimble
Det_John_Kimble

This dude reminds me of fat Michael Moore storming into K Mart after the Columbine school shooting. He got K Mart to stop selling guns even.

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

The guy is bragging on Facebook now. He should at least be fined for causing a disturbance.

redpill
redpill

Man Who Asked For Gun To Kill 200 People Says He's Not A Killer, Just A Leftist, Which, Yeah... OK, It's The Same Thing

RB2207
RB2207

He needs to be charged. If he isn't even more idiots will go and do this crap. Look at the first ice cream licker who wasn't charged, several others then went and did it until they were charged, then it stopped.

Det_John_Kimble
Det_John_Kimble

NotACop
NotACop

This is a mental health RED flag. Delusional and probably paranoid. Certainly narcissistic. Will he getvthe help he needs befor he fires on a ninch off innocent white ppl at a BBQ, cecause they trigger him.

Ppl like him, and there are vmillions, actually make a good arguement for gun contol--do we want the gun-hating, everything-hating left, known for no self control even in a conversation, having access to fire arms? They are so adament about gun control because they project their own paranoia, hate and lack of self-control onto normal people.

Isledeclare
Isledeclare

The racism and hate this guy is showing is not the way a true Christian would act. Also, he says he would give up everything tells he is ready to die for his beliefs. He IS a threat!

itsjustmeagain
itsjustmeagain

Didn't dawn on the idiot that the guy was buying a gun to protect his home and family after what happened in Texas. Just because he's got a guilt complex about being white it doesn't mean anybody else does.

HAWAIIBLUE
HAWAIIBLUE

Any normal person wouldn’t do or say something like that. Just like the dumbass who walked into the Walmart with his rifle and body armor. Yeah you may be within your rights, depending on what state your in, but if you’re going to be such an idiot, you’d better damn well expect to get checked, and jump through all the hoops. Where does it say so? The safety and well being of all the other people around you says so. And as officers they need to find out for themselves and investigate. Yes it’s lolices business to be “nosey”, yes it police’s business “to find out what you’re up to” You go into a Walmart asking a question in such a way as he did, no shit it will raise flags. Proving a point is one thing, but go about it the more normal safer and smarter way. What he did by asking his question in the at that he did, proved nothing but his stupidity. A straight stupid act of a dumbass. What would any good do by proving anything to a Walmart employee? They have nothing to do with laws and protests and let alone have the power to give a shit about what your point is except that your asking dumb ass questions. Use your fucking brains idiot(s).