Yesterday a left-wing conspiracy nut with lousy aim fired, by some estimates, 50 rounds from an AR-15 assault rifle. He managed to hit a few people practicing for a Congressional baseball game, so far killing none. Capitol police, there as guards, fatally shot the shooter.
Listen up, lefties, I'm only going to say this one time. You don't want to go down this road. The guys with most of the weaponry, and almost all of the range time and shooting skill, are on the right.
Start a shooting war with the NRA (and police) at your peril. The outcome will be like a WW II banzai charge into .50 cal. machine gun fire, pathetic bravery by suicidal idiots determined to earn the Darwin award.
The wiseacre who said "Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never harm me" was wrong obviously, words can and do hurt. But the First Amendment protects the words, while the Second Amendment protects the guns. Let's confine our fighting to words, and of course to voting. Save the guns for sport, hunting, and defending our homes from intruders.
It's legal to wish your opponents dead, it's not legal to help them get there. Let's keep it legal and, win or lose, survive the experience.