A couple of years ago I discontinued using the “angry” emoji as my comment on anything. Why? Don’t want some prosecutor pointing to me at the defense table saying “He’s got a known history of angry rhetoric.” Just since the Floyd protests started I’ve started going back to my previous posts on websites and started deleting anything showing any opinion of a disparaging nature in politics and civics. Why? Same! I’ve got USCCA backing me up. But I don’t want to make their job any more difficult than it is already.
I don’t wear “shoot me first” apparel, nor do I have decals and bumper stickers on my vehicles (except the travel destinations my wife liked). I don’t open carry. And I try to extend my situational awareness to blocks down the street in the metro, and miles down the highway.
We’ve had mostly peaceful protests in our medium sized city. But there have been some cases of protesters throwing things at cops, and passing cars, just because they can get away with it. We had two cops grazed by bullets fired from someone who turned out to be on the fringe of the crowd with an intent to cause trouble. Sad event but redeeming factor was crowd turned in video of his shots fired.
Be a silent witness until it is time to defend your life and those you love.
I’ll be honest. I’m a civilian. I’ll think twice about drawing and running to the defense of the sheep. I’ve got my own flock to go home to at the end of the excitement.
It just isn’t worth some nut calling 911 with a “man with a gun” call whether it is their own insecurity, or a planned attempt to ruin my day.