I read Miguel’s post We need to stop having rallies in Gun Free Zones.
That very well may be good, but in a lot of southern states – such as the one I live in now – guns are prohibited at protests and political rallies. It goes back to anti-Klan laws.
We are in a global communication world? Use it. And have a big rally (or if the law says no guns in political rallies, have big picnic) where you can carry weapons both concealed and Open.
Texas is one of a few states that have open carry but bans open carry at parades and protests.
Personally, I don’t want to be anywhere near Antfia.
While law-abiding concealed carry might be a deterrent for an acid attack, I kind of doubt it in a practical sense.
Every one of these milkshaking videos that I’ve seen, the victim is blindsided in a crowd.
I have had the displeasure of going through a firearms training course for law enforcement and security where I was pepper sprayed and then had to draw my gun and engage targets. That was hard to do and I knew it was coming.
Trying to do to that while dealing with eyes burning from pool acid isn’t something I see happening.
As for shooting someone preemptively, before the acid gets thrown. I’m not sure I want to be the guy explaining to a jury why I shot Suzie Co-Ed (which is how the prosecutor will portray the College Socialist turned Antifa ) for her milkshake because I had read online that what was in the cup might be acid.
Here is what I expect to happen.
If Antifa is successful in melting the face off of some alt-right protester, the next time Antfia gathers for an “Action” a couple of Proud Boys (or some associated group) is going to get some AR-15s onto a nearby roof or the back of a van and open up indiscriminately into the black bloc.
I’m not justifying it.
I’m saying that extremism begets extremism and if you draw blood expect blood to be drawn against you.