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Monday morning quarterbacks and using that big stick

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Ahh yes, as you may or may not know, I got attacked this past Saturday by some douche at a union rally. For those who haven’t seen the video, here it is:

As I explained over at Right Michigan, there were tactical reasons for not putting that assclown in his place. I wasn’t so concerned with “taking the higher road”, but rather the mob that I know would form quite quickly if I threw down.

As I mentioned, I wasn’t packing, therefore dealing with a mob more than happy to protect one of their own animals wasn’t going to happen. Even if I was, I was the one holding the camera, so video evidence would have been slightly mitigated in the event I found myself needing it to get myself out of the legal sling for drawing down.

Unfortunately, some of the youtube crowd, those who are indeed tea partiers themselves, decided to be Monday morning quarterbacks, declaring that I pussied out. Guess what kids, I just explained why I “pussied out”, and monday morning quarter-backing only works when you have ALL the information.

With that said, I personally am not against putting these animals down if they decide to bite. It’s gotta be done right though. Do not expect one guy who is carrying a camera to be able to fight back and get away with it very easily – either due to legal or physical reasons.

As I mentioned (if you read my explanation for not fighting back), I wasn’t packing, and even if I was, I didn’t think I would have a wide enough view to roll into court, tell the prosecutor to piss off (if they actually tried pressing charges), and get away with it.

So then how do we go about putting them in their place? Numbers. I would say that you should essentially travel in a group of three at a minimum. Two people together, one doing stand off shooting. That way, if someone wants to get uppity, you can hand off the camera, and do what you have to do. Then the guy who is doing the stand off taping can get the big picture in case the law decides to take a bite.

Ideally, it’d be nice if I didn’t have to be giving my advice on this matter, however, it’s pretty clear as of late it’s needed. Use your best discretion, but if you have to use the proverbial big stick, use it.