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American Partisan ^ | September 10, 2020 | Matt Bracken

Posted on 09/10/2020 4:15:22 AM PDT by Travis McGee

In societies living under the Rule of Law, sworn Law Enforcement (LE) officers have always been considered fully justified in applying lethal force against violent mobs during arson riots, such as those which have been occurring with regularity in American cities during the terrible summer of 2020. This was the intent and meaning of police officials publicly “Reading the Riot Act,” announcing over a loudspeaker that a violent mob had been declared to be an unlawful assembly, that is to say, a riot. Rioters who lingered on the street after that final warning could be engaged by LE at any level up to and including the use of deadly force, with no further announcement.

This was, in prior more civilized times, a basic understanding of all citizens living under the Rule of Law. This is why a police officer’s standard-issue pump shotgun was traditionally referred to as a “riot gun” long before the development of modern less-than-lethal munitions. This is also why arson riots were uncommon and short-lived. Everyone understood the ground rules. There was no right to burn, loot or murder.

Thomas Sowell put it this way: “If you are not prepared to use force to defend civilization, then be prepared to accept barbarism.”

ABR, my own acronym for the current working coalition of Antifa, BLM and the Revolutionary Communist Party of the U.S., are now routinely using Molotov cocktails (gasoline bombs) and other incendiary/explosive devices as offensive weapons in both an anti-personnel and anti-property (arson) role. As far as the BATFE is concerned, a Molotov cocktail is an illegal explosive device, and so are powerful high-altitude fireworks, when they are deployed at ground level as anti-personnel and anti-property explosive/incendiary grenades.

ABR deliberately uses the anonymity of their black-clad and face-masked mobs to conceal the identity of their individual bomb throwers, in exactly the same way that 19th Century Ku Klux Klan night riders carrying torches on arson missions concealed their identities with white robes and masks. There is no moral or ethical requirement for either police or ordinary citizens protecting their communities from violent mobs to identify and ferret out the individual bomb throwers, when the rest of the mob is intentionally surrounding them in order to shield them from that identification. Because of the deliberately created synergy of bomb throwers utilizing the anonymity of the mob, the entire ABR mob becomes a legitimate target for police arrest or armed community self-defense.

Furthermore, at this writing in September of 2020, there is no moral or ethical requirement for a law-abiding American citizen to wait for a lit Molotov cocktail or any other incendiary or explosive device to crash through the window of their home or business, while ABR mobs are rampaging through the streets conducting arson attacks. Once the fires begin, morally and ethically, the same Rules for the Use of Force (RUF) should apply that would attach to a lynch mob, or to Ku Klux Klan night riders on their way to burn homes or businesses. Both KKK night riders bearing torches in olden times, and violent mobs of ABR terrorists with Molotov cocktails and other incendiary devices today, can and should be engaged by armed citizens with any necessary level of force required to halt their terroristic depredations.

In numerous recent cases, law enforcement under Leftist political control has repeatedly abdicated its traditional and expected role in breaking up violent riots and preventing arson and other terror attacks. Week by week, the level of ABR violence has been steadily escalating, and it’s logical to assume that it will only worsen as the hotly-contested presidential election draws near.

So let me be very clear: if Democrat Party governors, mayors and DAs have hamstrung their police for political reasons, and won’t allow them to protect the lives and property of their local citizens using all required force, abandoning their primary mission in order to bow to the ABR mob, then it is time for their undefended citizens to apply the clear intent of the Second Amendment. There should be deep regret about the abandonment of the Rule of Law by the Democrat Party political ruling class, but there should be no moral quibbles or hesitation by American citizens concerning the legitimacy of armed community self defense, in the absence of expected law enforcement protection.

Therefore, it is my carefully considered opinion that black-clad and masked ABR mobs, rampaging and terrorizing innocent citizens under the cover of darkness in the style of the KKK of old, may morally and ethically be taken under preemptive fire by armed citizens at any level necessary to drive them out of their peaceful neighborhoods and away from their businesses, before the terrorists can reach their targets and throw their Molotov cocktails and other explosive and incendiary devices.

As an historical note, it should be understood that the National Rifle Association was founded after the last American Civil War by former Union Army officers, (and Republicans at that), in order to empower freed African-American former slaves to defend themselves with firearms against KKK night raids. In the 19th Century, the Democrat Party, then allied with the Klan, (as the Democrats of today are aligned with Antifa and BLM), had favored strict gun control, in the form of narrowly written laws restricting the legal ownership of firearms by free black citizens.

The more things change…

TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: antifa; banglist; bits; blm; citizens; civilunrest; communities; cwii; cwiiping; efad; kkk; nra; prepper; preppers; revolution; shtf; travismcgee; violence
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My goal in writing this piece is not to stir up old debates about the 19th Century KKK, but to make a strong case against Antifa and BLM violence today.

I'm going to be guest-hosting the last hour of the Alex Jones Show today, (4pm eastern), and I plan to read this piece as a declaration of intent.

1 posted on 09/10/2020 4:15:22 AM PDT by Travis McGee
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To: Travis McGee

Careful Matt, you’re gonna trigger the ‘back the blue’ crowd.

2 posted on 09/10/2020 4:21:36 AM PDT by wastedyears (The left would kill every single one of us and our families if they knew they could get away with it)
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To: Travis McGee

Well put.

3 posted on 09/10/2020 4:21:52 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Travis McGee

It’s not necessarily that the police are politicized, it’s that the people controlling them are left-wing anti-American, anti-civilization anarchists. This is the result of Saul Alinsky telling anarchists to put on suits and run for office. It worked. Police are a hierarchical organization directed by the politicians above them. The police are not a free thinking, self-actuating organization. The individual cops probably don’t like their orders but they follow them anyway, because that is their job.

The problem with setting up an alternative organization to do the job that the police were created to do is that the police will be directed against them. We have here the seeds of anarchy. Portland is outlawing surveillance cameras to protect rioters, not the people. The problem is we need to get rid of the present anarchist “governments.”

4 posted on 09/10/2020 4:23:40 AM PDT by Gen.Blather (Wait! I said that out loud?)
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To: Jack Black; archy; DuncanWaring; Travis McGee; Absolutely Nobama; afnamvet; AK2KX; Ancesthntr; ...

5 posted on 09/10/2020 4:23:50 AM PDT by Travis McGee (
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To: wastedyears

You can’t back the blue in locations where they won’t show up to protect you.

Then you are on your own, at the mercy of the mob, unless you fight back.

That’s why we have the 2nd Amd.

6 posted on 09/10/2020 4:24:55 AM PDT by Travis McGee (
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To: Gen.Blather

“Politicized police” was a condensation for the title, which was already very long.

The clarity comes in the column.

7 posted on 09/10/2020 4:26:09 AM PDT by Travis McGee (
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To: Travis McGee

Lot of retired military in my neighborhood. We have our range cards drawn out and kill zones established.

8 posted on 09/10/2020 4:29:45 AM PDT by Gamecock ("O God, break the teeth in their mouths." - Psalm 58:6)
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To: Travis McGee

It’s going to get really interesting when —

The police don’t show up to deal with rioters
The citizens show up to deal with the rioters
And then the police show up to deal with the citizens

That’s going to get ugly.

9 posted on 09/10/2020 4:30:55 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (If White Privilege is real, why did Elizabeth Warren lie about being an Indian?)
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To: Travis McGee

I am 100% in agreement with you. Certain local law enforcement officials in certain municipalities have willfully and intentionally abdicated their sworn duty to protect and defend We the People’s rights as enumerated by the Constitution. By doing so, they and their willing accomplices have committed treason against We the People and our Nation of Laws.

10 posted on 09/10/2020 4:37:55 AM PDT by semaj (Death to Traitors!)
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To: Travis McGee

Spot-on, as usual brother.
Things are getting sporty for sure.

11 posted on 09/10/2020 4:38:43 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

They won’t show up while there is gunfire, count on it.

Shotguns are the best tool for mobs, that’s why they were called “riot guns.” Everybody in an arson riot mob is a legit target, so wide patterns are fine.

Salt rock, dove shot, turkey shot, buck shot. A full spectrum of hurt is available, and there are no ballistics. You can even retain your empty shells, unless you are using an autoloader. Even then, you can make a simple shell catcher.

12 posted on 09/10/2020 4:42:13 AM PDT by Travis McGee (
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To: Travis McGee

Well done Matt, thanks, and I agree completely.

13 posted on 09/10/2020 4:42:50 AM PDT by JonPreston
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To: Gamecock

One might consider using these as for a neighborhood CIWS ;-)

The Israelis know how to employ them to ‘discourage’ the most ardent protesters.

And WHAT was your mission in SWAZILAND???

14 posted on 09/10/2020 4:43:51 AM PDT by Blueflag
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To: semaj

The 2nd Amendment pre-dates the existence of police forces, and it will outlast their disappearance.

15 posted on 09/10/2020 4:44:12 AM PDT by Travis McGee (
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To: ClearCase_guy

My money is on the citizenry.
They outnumber the police by a hefty amount.
Original interactions will be terrible though.

16 posted on 09/10/2020 4:46:59 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: Travis McGee

I don’t know why these Rioters are not being shot with real ammo. You’d only have to hit a few “down in the front”, before sending them into panicked retreat.

“I can’t believe they’re shooting us”, That is your problem, young Skywalkers. This ain’t a game.

17 posted on 09/10/2020 4:48:42 AM PDT by nonsporting (Only hits count.)
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To: Blueflag

Commanded a humanitarian mission.

18 posted on 09/10/2020 4:48:45 AM PDT by Gamecock ("O God, break the teeth in their mouths." - Psalm 58:6)
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To: Travis McGee

Defend your home. But engagement on a large scale is exactly what the LEFT wants. They want an all out race war. Trump has above 30% approval rating among both blacks and Latinos. He is on his way to a landslide victory at the polls. The only thing that could stop him is your strategy of falling into the propaganda trap. The press would have a field day portraying Trump supporters as white supremacists.

Barr has deployed 1000 federal agents in 9 cities—400 in Chicago alone. Yhey have areested 500 rioters and charged 140 with federal crimes. They are tracking these Antifa individuals to chart the organizations and trace the money sources.


19 posted on 09/10/2020 4:50:45 AM PDT by View from the Cheap Seats
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To: Travis McGee

One complaint - your references to the Klan are a weak analogy.

Better historical references would be the Brown Shirts and the Red Guards.

20 posted on 09/10/2020 4:52:57 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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