Can Trump Supporters Legally Shoot Left-Wing “Antifa” Attackers?

According to The Blaze, a group of President Donald Trump’s supporters attempting a political march barely made it two blocks before they were violently attacked by left wing radical associated with the so-called “Antifa”or “anti-fascist” movement in Berkeley, California on Saturday, as reported by Bearing Arms.

The confrontation occurred on a day when Americans across the country held peaceful demonstrations in support of President Donald Trump, free speech and America.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the pro-Trump demonstrators participating in the “March 4 Trump” rally began marching at 2 p.m. PST Saturday at the Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park. Just several blocks up the road, they were met by counter-protesters dressed in masks and black clothing who began the confrontation.

Photos and videos posted to Twitter and other social media showed fistfights, shouting matches, people being beat with sticks and signs, people pulling hair and some counter-protesters pepper-spraying the pro-Trump marchers, including an elderly man.

I was then asked on Twitter whether the sort of violent attacks leftists keep committing against President Trump’s supporters during protests could justify the use of deadly force.

I also saw numerous videos and still photos from other social media posts that suggested the outbreaks of violence shown here were fairly representative of the clash.

Both sides came to this incident prepared for a fight. Heavy wooden tool handles were thinly disguised as protest signs, when they were clearly brought as clubs. Protestors on both sides also went shopping at “Shields R Us.” Many wore padding, eye protection, and were clearly aware they were walking into a situation where the probability of mutual combat melees breaking out was high.

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One thought on “Can Trump Supporters Legally Shoot Left-Wing “Antifa” Attackers?

  • March 9, 2017 at 2:13 am
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    It would probably turn into a blood bath if anyone brought a hand gun or a AK 47 to these marches. Berkeley always was a mess I saw a article years ago about what used to happen in this stupid town in the 60’s. At that time it was all about some war going on in South Viet-nam the marchers wanted to stop. I think the Trump marchers would be better off staying out of places like Berkeley for their own safety, its not worth it. You can see that the local police have been told to back off and not do anything to help the Trump supporters. If the police are told not to left a finger to stop any of the trouble makers Its still not worth it. I don’t know how many Trump supporters were there but it wasn’t enough to stop the attacks. I know that when the NRA asked Mr. Trump to speak at their meeting I didn’t hear of one protester showing up outside I WONDER WHY????

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