Violence should be attempted to be avoided at all times, but forcing yourself into a government office to get your grievances heard in cases where this is not possible through legal or democratic means, then yes, that is the violence I am talking about. Standing up for yourself with force.
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Whether in war this is acceptable is hard to say. I tend to believe it is not. That is why I am somewhat at odds with the idea of stopping citizens from going to Syria or to Pakistan, if they are not at the moment already criminals.
Point is: we let it happen. We should not have. We should have killed every cop and soldier who came for Japanese citizens. But we didn't, and the German people never stood up to Hitler either, and we won't when it happens again.
What the NRA knows that most of it's membership doesn't is that we don't actually have any intention of overthrowing our government when it inevitably becomes tyrannical. The LA riots are the worst it will ever get in America; maybe another riot on par with the LA Riots but never an armed militia marching on any state or federal building. Rednecks talk a big talk with their yellow snake flag but if they meant a word of it they would have started executing heads of state the instant the Gun Control Act was passed, again when the AFT abused it's new power under the Gun Control Act, and again when Reagan signed the machine gun ban, and again with Clinton's 'assault-weapon' ban, and again every time anyone proposes any gon control law because truthfully all gun control is highly unconstitutional because no, the commerce clause does not give Congress any authority to regulate firearms in the slightest.
No one actually believes any of that crap and if you think pro-gun believes it then they're better lairs then you gave them credit for.
It's just a meme to have some fun toys while we can and make some money in the process. No one actually thinks the US government can be or will ever be threatened by it's populace. That war was fought already and the Confederacy lost. It's over.
But certainly that does not mean that populations are allowed to let their government commit atrocities. But I do not think you are saying that.
When is violent protest justified? Doesn't matter because we won't do it when it's called for anyway.
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