With street violence now a feature of the landscape anywhere Trump supporters gather for a public event, it's well past time we adopt the mindset that there are no victims, only volunteers. We know the nature of our opposition. To put ourselves in positions to be concussed, maced, or have our ribs broken is to be reckless fools.
The Cathedral's latest tactic is to tell law enforcement to stand down, allowing the violent rabble to enjoy open season on us, as happened in Chicago, San Jose, and Berkeley. Anarcho-tyranny is such that bona fide items of self-defense like guns and knives carry with them significant legal risks. That doesn't mean we have to be lambs lead to slaughter, though.
I recently purchased a Brutus Bulldog "keychain" that threads the needle perfectly. It gets around brass knuckle restrictions (knuckles are illegal in most of the places that firearms are prohibited). They're inconspicuous so as not to draw the attention of black bloc swarms like someone in a MAGA hat carrying a metal pipe would be. They're affordable for everyone ($10-$15), easy to use even for those without any hand-to-hand training, and are brutally damaging without being lethal.
Ricky Vaughn toyed with the idea of forming free speech protection units at high-profile events like Milo's, Spencer's, or McInnes'. Agnostic laid out how easy it would be to make these effective. It's time to make it happen.