Yes, and I am saying that eventuality should be considered as possible and prepared for.
They tried to stop this whole thing from happening to begin with, but the courts allowed it to proceed. The police were there and largely did nothing while fighting broke out.
The motivation is not beside the point when we are talking about the potential for assault within the context of civil upheaval. If you live in a community where there is a skinhead or group of skinheads around the corner and they know you’re LGBTQ / a Liberal / are a member of a racial minority, then motivation matters.
There are many more of us than there are of them. We are losing the arms race now because Liberals in general have shunned guns. That’s my whole point. If more Liberals could shake off the stigma, things would change. Since we are so fond of anecdotes, here is one for you. I went to a local gun range to rent one of their rifles and do some target shooting. Before being given the rifle and ammunition, I was treated to a ten minute discourse by the instructor on how liberals were trying to make this illegal and trying to take away the second amendment and disarm the population so they could control the populace by force. He assumed I was a “conservative” or at least, not a liberal myself. How much different would things be if this gun range was overflowing with liberal gun owners and practitioners? This guy’s entire raison d’etre would disappear.