Violence, then, is basically solely justified when there isn’t any different recourse, when speech is shut down, when public opinion now not issues, when elections are determined, as alluded to by Stalin, not by those that vote, however by those that rely the votes. And while you cross that line, it’s not a problem of “protest and go home” however it’s conflict.
Don’t child your self that it’s anything. The conflict is perhaps justified, however it stays a conflict and you might be an enemy combatant to the powers that be. They may simply deal with you as a legal in the event that they don’t need to acknowledge the conflict. Or they might go forward and acknowledge the conflict and kind you a traitor. In both case, you might be pledging “your life, your fortune, and your sacred honor” to that trigger.
If you aren’t prepared to try this, then maintain your protest serene, and keep distant from those that don’t.
— David Burkhead in Political Violence and the Second Amendment