By Hunter Wallace
Here’s the latest drive-by shooting involving the Confederate Battle Flag … this time the version on the old ’56 Georgia State Flag:
“A Lilburn couple flies the old Georgia flag on their front lawn. They say it’s out of a love of history.
The couple says someone recently took exception to it and fired a shot at them for it.
“It was hanging on this hi limb on the tree,” Linda Benton said.
Linda Benton showed Channel 2’s Tony Thomas where the old Georgia flag was flying late last week when she was confronted by people in a passing car.
“It didn’t’ scare me at first but then I realized oh my god they could have shot me. I could be dead because we are flying a Georgia flag in our front yard,” she said.
The Benton’s said they were preparing for a yard sale when they heard someone yell from a passing car on Killian Hill Road.
“Take that flag down, what are y’all crazy or something?”
“As they got to about the corner of the yard I yelled, ‘We love you too,’” Benton said.
A police incident report shows the car slowed and a man fired one shot out of the passenger side of the car. No one was hit and neither police nor the Bentons have been able to find the bullet. …”
Note: There was a similar incident in Bessemer, AL.