â€œWe are not a fan of armed protests and highly discourage that,â€ said Alan Gottlieb, the founder and executive vice president of the SAF. â€œFirearms serve a purpose, and the purpose is not a mouthpiece. Itâ€™s to defend yourself. If you are carrying it to make a political point, we are not going to support that.â€
I wouldn’t go to one of these protests unarmed, but it would be concealed. But I agree with Uncle: I wouldn’t go to one of these protests where both sides are idiots.
What you’re going to end up seeing are states passing laws against protesting while armed or starting to use laws on the books against parading while armed.