Most watched the recent Charlotte riots on television or the internet. It was a series of examples of what not to do in public. The heathens were out in force – looting, burning, beating, and shooting. Pitiful if informative.
There was one example of “right” behavior. Mac Slavo wrote a short article at SHTF Plan about how one man escaped the chaos because he had a gun. It features a short but powerful video demonstration. Watch it and learn.
How NOT To Be A Riot Victim
Video by The News / YouTube.
“If you still had any doubts as to why the 2nd Amendment must be protected, and why self defense must be respected as the priority that it is, then just take a look at what happened during the already insane riots taking place in Charlotte.
Despite large cadres of riot cops on scene and North Carolina’s Gov. McCrory declaring of a state of emergency and calling in the National Guard, no one was able to protect the dozens of innocent bystanders who were beaten, attacked, intimidated and knocked over just because of the color of their skin or the fact that they ended up in the wrong place at the wrong time.”
– Mac Slavo
Slavo noted the man in the video may have “brandished” his gun. That’s generally illegal and unwise. And I don’t like the way he was doing it – casually out the window. Poor form I thought it. However, it worked and it was justified by the hooligans and their violence.
The gathered heathens and savages left that man alone. Small wonder.
While North Carolina law disallows carrying a gun in a riot or other disturbance it also allows for self defense. Poor form or not, this man made the right decision.
If you find yourself in a similar situation, a gun may just save your life. Of course, it’s better to avoid these scenes if at all possible. Sometimes it isn’t. In those cases you do what you have to.
I watched news footage of this stupidity and I was struck by how many innocent people were victimized. Most didn’t even put up a fight. The man who did got away unscathed. A heedful lesson for our times.
Perrin Lovett writes about freedom, firearms, and cigars (and everything else) at www.perrinlovett.me. He is none too fond of government meddling.