...Not only did U.S. military leadership remain silent to the optics and purpose, but in the testimony of Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman he admits to giving instructions to ignore the instructions from a sitting United States President.The Second Amendment was written precisely for this sort of occasion. While it's not likely that the Chief Staffs of Joint will be followed by more than a few thousand regular troops (if that many), they will be studying up on their manual-of-arms for the AR so they can fire a few rounds.
In the absence of push-back from the Joint Chiefs, from this moment forth, the impression is tacit U.S. military support for the Vindman objective....
Meantime, American citizens who have been using their AR's for hunting and target shooting will be ramming a bit of oil down the barrels and packing the extra mags with ammo.
One fights fire with fire, not with unicorn farts and hugs.