With the police stretched thin trying to deal with an orchestrated attempt at inciting anarchy, the logic of Second Amendment protections becomes abundantly clear.
You, as a homeowner, have the right to live in your home unmolested by strangers with evil intent. When it is possible and practical to let the trained professionals handle the situation, we call 9-1-1, and let our first responders handle it.
Sometimes that just isn’t possible.
What do you do if a frothing mob started swarming down your street? No time to call 9-1-1. Do you abandon your house to them? Is that even an option? Are kids sleeping in their beds?
The great thing about guns is not what butthurt gun-grabbers THINK is so great about them. It isn’t the ability to kill a man that makes them great. It’s their ability to turn even the frailest person into a credible threat that a criminal must take seriously.
Unlike swords, bows and other weapons based on skill and strength alone, guns make use of gunpowder. Suddenly, even an 80-year-old grandmother in a wheelchair with a pistol or a shotgun in her lap might be enough to send two or three no-good punks packing.
Police joined the [peaceful] protesters Monday night, expressing their own consternation over Floyd’s death.
“What happened, in this case, offends us just as much as it does anyone else,” Auburndale Police Chief Andy Ray said. “There’s no explanation, it doesn’t make any sense to us at all.”
…Judd said the Highway Patrol did a “marvelous job” helping stop the few who showed up for that alleged effort.
“We are going to hunt you down and lock you up if you engage in any criminal conduct,” Judd said.
Judd said there were rumblings on social media that rioters planned to bring violence into the neighborhoods of Polk County. — Fox13
"The people in Polk County like guns, they have guns, I encourage them to own guns… And if you try to break into their homes to steal, to set fires, I'm highly recommending they blow you back out of the house with their guns." STORY: https://t.co/NjG4Frlphy pic.twitter.com/KH0g3X0POC
— FOX 13 Tampa Bay (@FOX13News) June 1, 2020
“I would tell them, if you value your life, they probably shouldn’t do that in Polk County. Because the people of Polk County like guns, they have guns, I encourage them to own guns, and they’re going to be in their homes tonight with their guns loaded, and if you try to break into their homes to steal, to set fires, I’m highly recommending they blow you back out of the house with their guns. So, leave the community alone,” Judd said. — Fox13
What does this look like in practice?
It looks like this:
The looters Tried to break into the wrong store. This is what every business owner in America should be doing this shit would stop really quick. pic.twitter.com/N6AZpvOfcz
— The Dirty Truth (Josh) (@AKA_RealDirty) June 2, 2020
Two armed cigar store owners just defended their shop against a dozen looters already in the store.
— Kyle Kashuv (@KyleKashuv) June 1, 2020
A good guy with a gun. Can you even IMAGINE what kind of harm these 4 criminals might have done with unimpeded access to a gun shop? Or whose hands those guns might have found their way into?