17 year old: "Mom, I know we live in Vancouver, but can I head to downtown Portland tonight? I just found out that a protest was declared a riot."

Mom: "Hmm... seems like a reasonable request. Yes, yes you can head to downtown Portland and engage with rioters. Not that it's really any of my business, but what will you be doing there?"

"Providing first aid."

"Wow! I really did raise you right! You taking your medi-kit then?"

"Yep! The really small one. I'm also going to arm myself with an AR-15 that a friend bought for me a few months ago because, as you know, I can't legally possess one in our state."

"This is all making a lot of sense. I mean, what could possibly go wrong? I'm proud of you son!"

"Thanks, mom! And just so you know, Mother's Day is coming up and I'm not saying I'm getting you a "Mother of the Year" coffee cup... I'm just saying....wink, wink."

"Aw, shucks! You be careful now at that riot in another city in another state and in the middle of the night. Watch your trigger discipline and whatever. I can't say enough how very, very proud of you I am... my little patriotic soldier!"

"Thanks mom... now off I go to a violent riot in the middle of the night happening in another city in another state armed with an AR-15 that I am not legally allowed to possess! I should be back around 3am, but don't hold me to that."

"I never do!"