Many citizens in Coeur d’Alene, a tiny city in Idaho, took to the streets to guard local companies and domiciles from antifa and looters.
Militia “Unofficial Guardians” Of Town And Protestors
Hundreds, possibly thousands, of gents and ladies in the little Idaho city of Coeur d’Alene, with a population of 45,000, took up arms and hit the streets, when they were informed that looters and antifa members were likely to attack their town.
Not only did they protect companies, but they also stood up for the rights of these to peacefully protest aswell – making certain anyone who wished to protest was still able to do this, but in a safe manner.
“There have been a couple guys trying to silence us, but the Trump supporters down there are helping keep it under control,” one demonstrator said, talking about the militia members as “unofficial guardians” of the protests. “We won’t be silenced, and I guess I’m glad people with guns are here to make sure that happens.”
“I’m more than welcoming the BLM protest, I want their voice to be heard,” one militia member told Pulpit & Pen. “I know that myself as a white straight male in the US, I know that I don’t know what it is like to be a black male person or black female person, I have no idea at all, so I want their voices heard.”
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Antifa Stood Down After Hearing Of Armed Citizens On The Streets
It seems that the armed citizens of Idaho coming to the streets had the desired effect, with police force confirming that the antifa members and looters had backed down from hitting Coeur d’Alene once they heard of their presence.
This once more shows the important nature of the Second Amendment, and how it’s so had a need to protect our lives and livelihoods. Not only that, but the protestors also felt safe. This is more evidence that the Second Amendment may be the right that underpins others, including the First Amendment, and the right to publicly, peacefully assemble.