A Tennessee man was arrested on Saturday after pulling a gun on a couple over the fact that they were wearing a Make America Great Again hats.

Terry Pierce and his wife were wearing MAGA hats at a Sam’s Club in Bowling Green, Kentucky, when James Phillips flipped them off.

Pierce told 13 News that he was shopping with his wife when Phillips “Pulled a .40 caliber out and stuck it in my face, backed up and said, ‘It’s a good day for you to die.’”

“I have as much right to wear that hat and support my country and my president as he has not to,” Pierce said.

Phillips reportedly left the store after flipping the couple off — so Pierce went outside to confront him.

“I went out the front of the store to confront him again and that’s when I got him in his car. He couldn’t leave because his mother was still in the store. And we were having a verbal altercation outside,” said Pierce. “He tried telling me I assaulted him and I said, ‘I never touched you.’”

The police report says that surveillance footage from the store confirms that Pierce had not touched Phillips.

“The report does mention that witnesses and Pierce said Phillips pulled a gun on Pierce inside the store but this couldn’t be seen on surveillance video due to Phillips backing out of the view of the camera,” 13 News reports.


Phillips was armed with a Glock .40 caliber with a round chambered and two additional magazines, according to the police report. He reportedly has a concealed carry permit in Tennessee.

Phillips is currently being detained in the Warren County Regional Jail and is charged with wanton endangerment first degree.