As some of you already know, but many do not, Antifa (I refer to them as Anti-everything) is planning a nationwide demonstration on Nov. 4th, 2017. They are calling for all good anarchist to demonstrate in “in cities and towns across the country continuing day after day and night after night—not stopping—until our DEMAND is met: This Nightmare Must End: The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go! In the Name of Humanity, We REFUSE to Accept a Fascist America!” I find it rather funny that the lawfully elected President of the USA is being threatened with removal from office (the innuendo be by force) by the same group of people that can’t tie their shoes without a YouTube video on how to.
So what will you be doing before and during Nov. 4th? Well, I plan on going about my business as I usually do. I always carry a self-defense firearm, so that is nothing new. I may add an additional magazine to my carry, just as a precaution. I also always have a long gun nearby, and that will not change. So other than that I plan on going fishing that day I hope. I will be avoiding any large public gatherings. I also will not be going into any major metropolitan areas. I don’t like large crowds.
But if you have to visit one of those types of places, or are unfortunate enough to get caught up in one of the demonstrations while driving through town, you need to know the laws of your state on self-defense! Of course, you should know those anyway, it’s just plain common sense to know what you can and cannot do to defend yourself and your loved ones and friends.
I wrote an article a while back about the demonstrations because of the election of President Trump. You can find that here: “Protesters be Warned”. It speaks of the laws in Florida but has a good overall view of these issues and refers people to their own states use of force statutes or laws.
With a recent article in the media about there being 3 million Americans carrying a self-defense firearm daily, and about 9 million doing it at least once a month, I think that with an added threat out there that this call to violence by Anti-America is, that number will increase. If you are a concealed firearms license holder and take your responsibilities seriously like you should then you will be making sure to refresh your memory on these types of things.
To Antifa, you may wish to consider following the laws on peaceful protest. Everyone has the right to peacefully protest, as guaranteed by the US Constitution. But what you do not have the right to do is break laws, damage people’s property, detain people against their will by blocking roads and traffic, threatening people, and of course unlawful violence. Just remember that the same people that wanted change in the US from the same old government we had for the last 8 years and elected President Trump, the same millions that carry a self-defense firearm daily do not take kindly to being threatened or having someone try and bash them with a protest sign, throw rocks or bottles at them all while minding our own business. We carry self-defense firearms for just that reason, self-defense. To Antifa, I say enjoy yourself at your peaceful protest, have fun, exercise your right, but turn that into a violent one, and you may have bitten off a bit more than you can chew.