The past few days in the US have been a crystal clear demonstration of the value of Americans’ right to keep and bear arms. In the tradition of the venerated “rooftop Koreans,” during rioting and civil unrest, no one is going to protect your business for you. Rioters and looters have faced little real opposition in most places since civil unrest began on Thursday.
But demonstrating to rioters and looters that a store owner is armed and willing to protect the business they’ve built has a salutary effect, usually convincing opportunistic predator types to go elsewhere.
Watch this video of the owners of Corbo’s Bakery in the Little Italy section of Cleveland:
The armed men, one with a rifle and another with a shotgun obviously thought through what they were doing in advance.
They stood outside of the business letting anyone in the streets know that the store was protected by men with guns. When would-be attackers approached, they backed into the store, most likely locking the door. What they didn’t do was point their firearms when they were outside on the street.
Then, when the “protesters” decided they didn’t want to deal with a clear threat of being shot if they attacked the store and moved on, the owners came back outside to continue advertising the fact that any attempt to loot at that address would not go well for the rioters.
This was just one case of armed business owners defending themselves and their property. This no doubt played out in a lot of other stores in cities across the country.
This is why more than 100 million Americans own guns. And more are buying them every single day. This is why so many people are so adamant about defending the right to keep and bear arms from any further limits or infringements.
What was that, again, about the danger of “weapons of war” on our city streets?