Mr. SIGraybeard made a comment on my post about #secondcivilwarletters.
I was going to respond but decided to make a post out of it instead.
I take the opposite tack: I think the left is already fighting the civil war and guys like you and me aren’t. “It hasn’t gone hot yet”? No Shooting? What about the attack on the Republican baseball team? What about Antifa’s riots everywhere?
Not exactly the same thing, but those protestors throwing spittle in Pam Bondi’s face, and taunting her boyfriend in an effort to get one of them to hit a protester are doing their best to make it look like the evil right wingers started the fighting.
They’re fighting, we’re getting ready to see when the fighting starts.
I think this is a perfect example of the “reservation of concealed carry.”
Many who do carry understand why it is bad idea to get into a screaming match. Screaming can turn into shoving, shoving can turn into taking a swing, taking a swing can turn into a shooting.
The best course of action is just to walk away.
Sure, there are less lethal options but the standard of use for those is the same as a gun. If you just spray someone in the face with Mace for screaming at you, congratulations, you just committed felony assault.
Once the weapon comes out it’s all or nothing, so prudence dictates that we err heavily on the side of nothing.
These people with Antifa or the radial protesters who are screaming and spitting in the face of Trump supporters or cabinet members are acting like savages. Namely, they are mistaking our self control for cowardice.
They think they can get away with this because we refuse to fight back.
The thing is, on our side (for the most part) there is no sliding scale of fighting back.
For us it is binary:
0 – walk away
1 – kill
I’m not going to spit in your face and shove you because you spit in my face and shoved me. I’m going to walk away. If I am pushed to the fighting back point, what is going into your face is not spittle but a 230 gr JHP. And I will make damn sure that when it happens, I am legally justified in doing it.
Right now I feel like a large percent of us are in an uncomfortable holding position.
We don’t like the increasingly violent antics of these October Revolution LARPers, but we’re not yet justified in killing them yet.
All we can do is walk away or stand there and take it, while saying “stop this now because you won’t like me when I’m angry.”
They are going to drag this shit out as long as they can because they assume us not punching back means we’re a bunch of pussies.
I have a feeling that soon enough, a group of Antifa are going to get on a bus and head down to some Trump stronghold and try to pull a kristallnacht, and that’s when the guns come out.