Russian Media Reports Suggest Variety of Responses to Murder of Boris Nemtsov

Protestors march near the site of Boris Nemtsov's murder. / AP

Kremlin-aligned media outlets were quick to deflect blame for the murder of Boris Nemtsov, a leading figure in the Russian opposition, from Vladimir Putin and his allies, claiming that killing Nemtsov does not benefit Putin and presenting other possible alternative explanations for the murder.

Civil Disobedience

Victor Valley Shooters owner Jay Stedt at his store in Victorville, Calif., in December. (AP)

There are a lot of things to dislike about a planned march on Washington, D.C., in which gun owners will openly carry firearms. Primary among them is the fact that it’s being organized by a 9/11 Truther. Secondary among them is that the last thing the gun rights movement needs right now is a messy incident on the footsteps of the Capitol. However, someone should explain to D.C.’s chief cop that the march is a textbook example of civil disobedience: