The law-abiding people of Ferguson, Missouri, are exercising their Second Amendment right and preparing to defend themselves and their families as people threaten to riot if a Grand Jury doesn’t indict Officer Darren Wilson in Michael Brown’s shooting.
The so-called peaceful protests in the aftermath of the shooting turned to arson, looting, and other law breaking. The protesters believe Officer Wilson wasn’t justified in killing Brown. The officer said that Brown assaulted him. The autopsy reveals that Brown was shot from the front and suggests he didn’t have his hands raised in surrender, as mainstream media framed the story.
Regardless of what happened, the people who had nothing to do with the incident don’t deserve to be hurt. But with a potential mob of people, angry or just bored, they can’t–and shouldn’t–take the risk that they’ll be attacked. From CNN:
On Monday, Steven King, who owns Metro Shooting Supplies told CNN that customers bought 100 guns this weekend. A typical weekend brings in about 30 buyers.
“People are afraid they are gonna throw Molotov cocktails,” says King, referring to the mostly nonviolent protests that have taken place in Ferguson since the shooting.
The increase in gun sales reaches across racial and ethnic lines, he says.
“A lot of black people coming in saying they are afraid of the hooliganism,” he says…And lots of folks are coming in to the gun range for training, which he says is important for new gun owners.
The protests have already cost taxpayers millions.