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Part of me understands why you'd strap up as a 'leftist' protester in Texas.....
By:  Paul (Moderators; 69616)
Posted on: 08-01-2020 10:09.
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It's ridiculous to me that the voices of non-NRA/non-Trumpet gun owners aren't more widely recognized as a big demographic. There are four or so of us here. The right has claimed this space of "we will show up and look scary/tactical" and I guess some on the left feel like the right should be reminded openly they're not the only ones with guns.

If he did accelerate toward them, that's certainly something that's been done unprovoked in the past, and I could see it freaking people out to the point they swarm his car. It's happened a lot in the very recent past.

OTOH, by carrying, you're just begging for violence in this kind of charged situation. if I'm the driver, I'm probably GTFOing asap if I see more than one guy with a weapon walking in the street, esp if I have little context for why they're there. It doesn't seem like the 'march' was well organized or did I miss that the street was blocked off? Either way, I would want to get away from that quickly.

And of course he could be a Trumpet just down there looking to run over lefties and kill protesters, but open displays of weapons just increase the likelihood of violence all around. Really counterproductive. You want to train, go train. You want to protest, leave the weapons at home. Feeds the right's narrative, and might get your ass got.

Edited by Paul at 01.08.2020 10:16:51

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