Ben Shapiro: Why Are Leftists So Gung-Ho About Shooting Americans For Disobeying Government?

All right. Let’s ignore for a moment that these militia types have taken over a shack in a wildlife refuge without violence. Let’s ignore that the left has routinely made excuses for actual violence from groups ranging from Baltimore and Ferguson rioters to Occupy Wall Street.

Wouldn’t it be worthwhile asking, just for the sake of argument, whether violation of a particular law is worth killing someone?

Now, that question applies less to the Bundy group than to the Hammonds. The Bundy group is trespassing on federal property; if they resist removal with armed force, the government would naturally have to use force or risk the unacceptable precedent of accepting a full-scale armed takeover of federal installations.