The question of whether to respond to alt-right demonstrations or to ignore them is a difficult one. A number of years ago, the Aryan Nations group established a compound in Hayden, Idaho, and their members applied for permits to hold parades in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. My recollection is that the citizens of Coeur d'Alene, who were horrified by this movement, debated their response at length. For one parade, protesters showed up and, I think, outnumbered the marchers. For another parade, I believe they decided to ignore these people. Neither was totally effective. The group was finally driven out of Hayden after losing a lawsuit to a woman and her son who were beaten up by some of the group's members.

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Two Simple Laws Could Solve America's Epidemic of Violence

Two simple changes to U.S. law, both things based in other laws that we already know and like, could solve most of America's gun violence problem:

1. Treat all semi-automatic weapons in a similar way under the same laws as fully-automatic weapons.
2. Regulate gun ownership and usage the same way we regulate car ownership and usage.