“In our constitutional system, violence in furtherance of political goals is always illegitimate, no matter what views one holds,” said Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Executive Director Josh Horwitz. “Our democracy is only as strong as our citizens’ commitment to engage in the lawful redress of grievances.”
What's your opinion? Does it create problems when folks think of the threat of violence as a legitimate political tool? Isn't that what suicide bombers are all about? Are we grooming our own brand of that deranged phenomenon, guys who go on suicide missions to make a political point?
Are the lawful gun owners divided on this? Aren't some of them into self-defense and home protection and others, perhaps the more fanatical among them, into threatening gun violence to make changes? Obviously the 3%ers who spout such ridiculous nonsense about the government are into this, but aren't the open carry demonstrators an example of it too, a rather benign one I admit, but isn't there a tacit threat in insisting their guns be seen where they're not wanted?
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