Because he wants vigilante violence from his side. There was absolutely no other reason to mention 2nd Amendment in that speech. This is what fascists do, they replace the law with armed supporters who are only accountable to them.
You dress them up like stormtroopers and soon they start acting like stormtroopers.
This will be helpful to remember if Democrats regain the White House. Biggest domestic terrorists in America are almost all right-wing groups according to the FBI and ADL. Good to know we can use unlimited military force on them.
Here is @John Hickenlooper opponent, former Speaker of the House in Colorado, @Andrew Romanoff with a much better answer, explaining the specific ways he has tried to help while acknowledging none of us have done enough because the same problem still persists.
Did you check with anybody to see if that’s legal? You know you run a giant government with thousands of employees. Also, you’re a terrorist organization. How I do know? I “designated” it earlier today. (Note to Secret Service: I’m being sarcastic)
You schmuck, the reporter is asking facetiously. He asked if the check was signed in blood. You really think Soros is sending personal checks to this doofus?
On the other hand, there is this. Why? What’s the point of this stormtrooper knocking down an elderly man with a cane? Did it look like there was an impending emergency? This is unfortunately what most police are taught - when in doubt, use excessive force.
Video shows a SWAT team at one of the #protests knock down an older man with a cane.
This almost made me cry. See, that wasn’t hard. First thing you need is empathy. Stop dressing (and acting) like stormtroopers. Actually care for and serve the community, and we wouldn’t have any of these problems. #BeLikeChris #GeorgeFloyd #BlackLivesMatter
“The spark is police. But the kindling that made the house burn down was joblessness, unemployment, poor housing, concentrated poverty, people without opportunity who were just done with that and needed... to say, ‘This must change.’” — @Keith Ellison https://www.thenation.com/article/activism/keith-ellison-george-floyd-police-brutality/
The military is monitoring protests in *six states* plus Minnesota, per Pentagon docs leaked to me. “We’re a combat unit not trained for riot control or safely handling civilians in this context,” National Guard member deployed to Minnesota told me: https://www.thenation.com/article/society/national-guard-defense-department-protests/
A moment of levity in these dark times. Buttigieg delivers a classic mad lib on racism.