First, don’t wear clothing that broadcasts your political beliefs for either side. I’m not saying give up your ideology, I’m saying don’t be so vocal or apparent that you make yourself a target needlessly. Our goal is SURVIVAL. On a side note, I gather a lot of information by attending protests and counter-protests in gray man gear and it’s all helpful. Try your best to be nondescript. Guys: Wearing your tacti-cool pants (I have a large collection) and your Blackhawk shirt (I have a stupid number of these because they’re ridiculously comfortable) with your Under Armour boots is NOT Gray Man in the least. It has it’s place, but this isn’t it.
Second, let’s address the house situation. If there are protests in your area, remove your flags and any political signage. Again, we aren’t doing this out of fear, but practicality. We’ve seen time and again that they target houses displaying these things. For the record, many times a homeowner has been arrested for lawfully asserting their right to defend their home. You CANNOT count on the police to help you. Here are two stories from just last week:
- A man gets informed of a guy in his neighborhood inappropriately touching women. He approaches the male, asks him to leave the area, and tells him to not approach his house. The male approaches the house and the homeowner pushes the male off his property. The homeowner and his wife make a police report and the police leave. A short time later, a highly-edited video goes viral, and under public pressure, the Sheriff sends deputies to arrest the male for his lawful self-defense. A crowd then surrounded the man’s home.
- A man in Minnesota went to turn onto his own block and encountered a Black Lives Matter roadblock. He got out of the car, and told them he lived on the block and they told him to go away, and pushed him. When he pushed back, the police, who had been sitting a few car lengths away, swooped in and arrested him.