It appears this needs to be pointed out to some folks. There are really only two hard and fast rules when it comes to being a brony, and most folks only know the first:
1.) I am going to love and tolerate the shit out of you.
(This is normally written as "I'm gonna tolerate & love the shit outta you.", but I'm a grammar nazi.)
Now most non-fans take Rule 1 to mean that bronies are a bunch of pacifist fags (sic), but that is because Rule 2 is not widely publicized:
2.) You. Do. NOT. HURT. MY. FRIENDS.
Talk is free, so say what you want; we really don't care. But don't assume that we are defenseless (or against bloody-minded vengeance).
Peace, Love, and Pinkie Pie!