In a post last week I made a flippant comment about people shooting masks onto people’s faces, where I said that this was a good way to get shot. TCK pointed out that such a gun was unlikely to be treated as a threat that would permit a lethal response, and of course he is correct. That got me to thinking about what is going on in this country, where the left seems to be walking the line and using force with impunity. This made me realize how badly we are currently losing in the revolution they have started.
Let’s begin with “mostly peaceful protest,” the term they are using to describe open warfare.
Mostly peaceful means what, exactly? The does that mean most of the people present didn’t engage in violence? We know that the US military in Iraq had fewer than a quarter of them in combat. Does that mean it was a mostly peaceful war?
What exactly is violence? If I put a gun to your head and demand your money and you hand it over without me having to shoot you, was that a peaceful robbery?
So is a crowd of 150 communist insurgents carrying rifles while screaming threats at unarmed motorists a peaceful protest? Or would you consider the threat of violence without actually carrying it out to be peaceful?
The communist mobs are getting very good at walking the line between legal technicalities and actual crimes. They have their own JAG corps. They have funds established for bailing out those who are arrested.
I don’t even know if it is illegal to shine a high powered laser into someone’s eyes, as long as the laser isn’t designed to indicate or mark an object, the target isn’t operating a vehicle. In Florida, a laser is not a weapon. A weapon is defined as:
any dirk, knife, metallic knuckles, slungshot, billie, tear gas gun, chemical weapon or device, or other deadly weapon except a firearm or a common pocketknife, plastic knife, or blunt-bladed table knife.
784.03 Battery; felony battery.—
(1)(a) The offense of battery occurs when a person:
1. Actually and intentionally touches or strikes another person against the will of the other; or
2. Intentionally causes bodily harm to another person.
(b) Except as provided in subsection (2), a person who commits battery commits a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
The question is, what do we do about it?