It’s sadly predictable, but reports of post-Sandy looting have begun to flow in with some technically savvy criminals using social media like Twitter apparently to plan their looting sprees. Isn’t it ironic that two of the hardest hit areas in the country are also two places with some of the strongest anti-personal firearms ownership laws in the U.S.? . . .
While I have some sympathy for the folks who now have this additional misery heaped onto their already painful experience, one can’t help but point out how this makes an excellent counter-argument for those who feel that the law can protect everyone all the time. The very fact that looting occurs at all exposes the lie of this belief and I suspect that even with National Guard and local police action, there will be quite a bit of looting done before this whole thing is over.
For those residents of NY and NJ who persevered despite the local politics of gun hate and currently have a means for defense in their possession, congratulations. And please do all of us 2A supporters one favor – protect you and yours. But if you see someone looting a neighbor known to be anti-2A, do what they would do: sit tight and wait for the cops to show up (or not). Maybe everyone can learn a lesson here.