Y’all gonna shoot at the burning gasoline? Good luck. It’s not my preferred fire suppression strategy, but whatever floats your boat.
The best way to win a fight is not to be in a fight. Anyone who still has stuff like Punisher skulls and Thin Blue Line flags on their vehicle this late into 2020 and is wringing their hands about property damage, should invest a few more brain cells into critical thinking skills. There’s a two and a two to put together there.
I’ve said it elsewhere but I believe it bears repeating.
An angry mob does not care about your first amendment rights, and anything you can do to prevent yourself from looking like a target is something you should do. I would start by removing all bumper stickers from your vehicle and especially any election signs from your lawn. I promise you, you’re not changing anyone’s mind at this point. You shouldn’t have them anyway, especially not stickers that advertise you own guns to someone who might see your vehicle and write your address down to wait until you’re not home.
Your right to declare unpopular opinions should never come above your responsibility to your family’s safety. In a perfect world we could all say whatever we wanted, and then people would simply form their opinions about us, good or bad, and move on with their lives. But the imperfection of the world we actually live in does not absolve us of the responsibility to adapt.
If you live in a community where you believe violence may happen, there’s still time to organize watches, surveillance, and flood lights.