"Does the right to voting say shall not be infringed?" Gun Humping Lunatic Nathan Dahm of Oklahoma
America's ridiculous infatuation with guns continues to claim lives and in reality, the one in which 50,000+ are year die from Gun Violence and another untold quarter million or more are wounded each and every year, Jon Stewart, inadvertently hit upon the crux of the Gun Control Argument. Us Gun Grabbers always FORGET the MAGIC WORDS;"Oh... so this is just a semantic argument now?" Jon Stewart
The victim, 42-year-old Brian J. Ford, was trimming tree limbs along the fence line between 1880 and 1890 Alameda Drive when 78-year-old Edward S. Druzolowski confronted him about being on his property. Druzolowski told detectives he threatened to shoot Ford, and when Ford didn’t leave, he shot him. The Sheriff’s Office received 2 911 calls reporting the incident around 7:13 p.m. The first two deputies on scene attempted life-saving measures until EMS arrived, but Ford was pronounced deceased on scene.
It is incorrect to say that political violence is coming. As with the crazed rightwinger who absorbed Faux News talking points about Nancy Pelosi, then descended upon her home to duct tape her and beat her to death with a hammer but, instead merely cracked Pelosi's husbands skull open Political Violence is here and Republicans are doing it.
But, even saying that makes you a target for more political violence from the Right. As Mitt Romney mentioned on his way out of the Senate,
“There are deranged people among us,” he told McKay Coppins for a forthcoming biography, an excerpt of which was published in The Atlantic on Wednesday, shortly after Romney announced that he would not seek reelection. “It only takes one really disturbed person.”
Absolute Truth is not a defense against rightwing domestic terrorism. But, what's coming isn't a repeat of the Civil War of the 1860's, we're too integrated for that, but regions of the country are simply going to declare themselves free of control of Washington DC (when Democrats are in control of the White House or halls of Congress) and so-called purple states will experience the equivalent of the Irish Troubles.
So, make some preparations. Voting is Necessary but not Sufficient with what's coming. But, increase your situational awareness now. Be brave if you can, but be ready. Because Republican Domestic Terrorism is already here.