The Conservative mindset has always embraced the idea of owning firearms and being prepared for disasters and civil unrest while the liberal mindset did not. The left-wing certainly embraced riots and vandalism at a rate much higher than that of the right-wing, but body armor and firearms were rarely a part of such actions. This is no longer something that can be counted on.
Arizona is a red state, known for Conservative governors and a citizenry that relishes their ability to own firearms. Like any other state, however, there is the existence of Liberals. Over the past weekend, a group of about 50 left-wing Arizonans armed themselves with semi-automatic rifles and handguns, donned body armor and marched through downtown Phoenix.
The left’s ability to organize is nothing new. In fact, they are the people who can build a group of hundreds of protesters in the matter of a few days and march through any city in the U.S., chanting rehearsed phrases. What is new is their ability to source armed members and their willingness to openly carry weaponry. The march in Phoenix had an additional element that is new for the left. They would not work with journalist or reporters to have their message heard.
What is known is that the specific groups involved in the march were the John Brown Gun Club and The Redneck Revolt, ANTIFA, and the Brown Berets. All of these groups are anarchist and/or communist in their ideals while supporting an armed revolution.
While the right often sees the left as weak and incapable of violence beyond property damage and assaults against unsuspecting individuals, the truth is that the left has become angry enough to take the right up on their advice; Exercise their Second Amendment rights and have armed themselves with firearms. The idea that angry Liberals will start a riot and the well-prepared Conservatives will hold them at bay with guns is a notion that is no longer supported by reality. Liberals will bring their own firepower to the fight and, instead of a slaughter of ill-behaved hippies, it will be a gun battle.
Now, more than ever is a time to be sure your family has a plan on how to stay safe in your community, where to meet up in the event of a riot, and to have supplies at hand at home, work, and in the car. Bug-out-Bags and Get-Back-Home-Bags need to be stocked and ready for each member of the family at all times while local events need to be monitored.
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