While apocalyptic religious and racist ranting can provoke emotionally disturbed people, so can journalism and entertainment that massage hatreds too diffuse to be called racist, religious or ideological.
People like George Zimmerman, who imagine that they can save the republic by pointing guns at one another, are promoting its dissolution. There are other ways to stand our ground, starting with profiling members of today's real pediocracy.
As Congress dithers and mayhem goads certain state legislatures into meaningful action, it has become quite clear that only a national reckoning as wrenching as the one that eventually ended legal segregation can drive reasonable and effective legal curbs on gun abuse.
Certain kinds of "speech" don't deserve First Amendment protection because the "speakers" aren't the flesh-and-blood citizens -- and not even associations of free flesh-and-blood citizens -- that the amendment was designed to protect.