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Drunks with Guns: You Loot, We Shoot
Townhall.com ^ | November 5, 2012 | Daniel J. Mitchell

Posted on 11/05/2012 10:46:38 AM PST by Kaslin

After riots swept parts of the United Kingdom last year, I wrote about the moral argument for gun ownership. Simply stated, it is wrong to disarm law-abiding people, particularly when there is a risk of societal breakdown.

The same argument is equally applicable in the areas ravaged by the recent storm to hit the northeastern United States. As you can see from this report in the New York Post, the government is failing in its responsibility to provide law and order.

Hardened New Yorkers are ready to battle lowlife criminals to protect their homes and stores in storm-ravaged areas plagued by looting and break-ins. In Coney Island, several residents were loading up their guns, sharpening their machetes and brandishing other deadly weapons. Jacinto Gonzalez, 42, picked up a baseball bat and stood guard outside his two-story rowhouse on West 27th Street near Neptune Avenue with his family. Another Coney Island resident, Roberto Aviles, brandishing a rusty 3-foot machete and warning he has a gun, who has lived in Coney Island since 1995 with his wife, says he’s ready to take on phony burglars posing as Con Ed workers. “I’m prepared inside here,” the 76-year-old Aviles said, showing off his rusted, three-foot machete and warning he had a gun. Chris Lane, a 50-year-old resident of the Coney Island Houses, put together a small arsenal with his double pump action gun.

And here’s some coverage from the United Kingdom

…residents of the Rockaways in Queens continued to struggle without power, heat or food for a sixth day as their neighborhood slowly descended into chaos.

‘It’s chaos; it’s pandemonium out here,’ said Chris Damon, who had been waiting for 3.5 hours at the site and had circled the block five times. “It seems like nobody has any answers.” Added Damon: ‘I feel like a victim of Hurricane Katrina. I never thought it could happen here in New York, but it’s happened. ‘With little police presence on the storm-ravaged streets, many residents of the peninsula have been forced to take their protection into their own hands, arming themselves with guns, baseball bats and even bows and arrows to ward off thugs seeking to loot their homes. …’We booby-trapped our door and keep a baseball bat beside our bed,’ Danielle Harris, 34, told the New York Daily News. The woman added that she has been hearing gunshots likely fired in the nearby housing project for three nights in a row. Meanwhile, local surfer Keone Singlehurst said that he stockpiled knives, a machete and a bow and arrow.

Now ask yourself a basic question: Is it better to be armed with a baseball bat or a gun?

Last but not least, here’s a picture that was widely circulated last decade, presumably after a storm like Katrina. It’s amusing, but it also makes me very proud of the American spirit.

These guys were having fun, but they also made an important statement. Ask yourself another question: If you were a low-life thug, would you try to rob that neighborhood?

P.S. You can  see some amusing pro-Second Amendment posters herehereherehere, and here. And some amusing images of t-shirts and bumper stickers on gun control herehere, and here.


TOPICS: Editorial
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; banglist; guncontrol; gunfreezone; youwillnotdisarmus

1 posted on 11/05/2012 10:46:38 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

What’s a double pump action gun?


2 posted on 11/05/2012 11:00:17 AM PST by lurk
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To: Kaslin

The right to defend oneself and one’s family was not bestowed by the government and so the government can not take it away.


3 posted on 11/05/2012 11:00:29 AM PST by I want the USA back (NRA Life member.)
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To: lurk

Ummm, slide the action back, that’s one, then slide it forward that’s two???? My guess.


4 posted on 11/05/2012 11:05:36 AM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church shows up at your funeral)
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To: Kaslin

The guys with guns appear to be a diverse group of equal opportunity looter stoppers!


5 posted on 11/05/2012 11:06:13 AM PST by Grampa Dave (We are the 53%, who pay taxes and keep this country going inspite of the 47% rat moochers!)
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To: Kaslin

The guys with guns appear to be a diverse group of equal opportunity looter stoppers!


6 posted on 11/05/2012 11:06:30 AM PST by Grampa Dave (We are the 53%, who pay taxes and keep this country going inspite of the 47% rat moochers!)
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To: Grampa Dave

I read one guy’s sign - it said: Do you believe in the hereafter? Loot and find out!


7 posted on 11/05/2012 11:29:58 AM PST by Catsrus (WANT)
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To: Kaslin

The guys with guns appear to be a diverse group of equal opportunity looter stoppers!


8 posted on 11/05/2012 11:34:55 AM PST by Grampa Dave (We are the 53%, who pay taxes and keep this country going inspite of the 47% rat moochers!)
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To: lurk

Shoot 2 looters at a time?


9 posted on 11/05/2012 11:38:03 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Kaslin

A sign in front of a New York house on today’s morning news with George Snuffalukagus:

“Please don’t loot”.

Yeah, right.

PS - May the Lord bless Oleg Volk with a long and fruitful life.


10 posted on 11/05/2012 11:40:23 AM PST by QBFimi (When gunpowder speaks, beasts listen.)
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To: lurk

Google “double action pump shotgun” and have a good laugh. Left- and right-handed 870’s bolted together! They’re called “ Moe Szyslak” guns after the Simpsons character.


11 posted on 11/05/2012 11:50:11 AM PST by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: lurk

“What’s a double pump action gun?”

An empty club.


12 posted on 11/05/2012 11:51:10 AM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: Kaslin
Texas state of mind.


13 posted on 11/05/2012 12:17:14 PM PST by Eaker (Stripping Americans of their freedom and dignity and rubbing their noses in it is a very bad idea.)
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To: lurk

The one’s you see on TV. You know, where you threatened the bad guy with a loaded shotgun but you still have to rack it to make it fire.


14 posted on 11/05/2012 12:24:24 PM PST by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: lurk; SkyDancer
What’s a double pump action gun?

That would be the slide pump, the shot, then the fist pump......

15 posted on 11/05/2012 12:46:48 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: Hot Tabasco

I was thinking first slide picks up shell from magazine, second slide pushes it into the chamber and cocks the gun. >click< >click<


16 posted on 11/05/2012 12:55:31 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church shows up at your funeral)
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To: lurk
What’s a double pump action gun?

According to the article it's an "arsenal", in and of itself.

17 posted on 11/05/2012 12:57:31 PM PST by Holly_P
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To: Kaslin

Looters, meet shooters.


18 posted on 11/05/2012 2:03:53 PM PST by Tonytitan
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To: Eaker

IMHO, if the looters can see you, you’re doing it wrong.


19 posted on 11/05/2012 2:09:16 PM PST by 21twelve (So I [God] gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices. Psalm 81:12)
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To: 21twelve

Nary a looter showed up.

They knew better.


20 posted on 11/05/2012 2:18:13 PM PST by Eaker (Stripping Americans of their freedom and dignity and rubbing their noses in it is a very bad idea.)
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To: lurk

http://www.keltecweapons.com/our-guns/shotguns/ksg/


21 posted on 11/05/2012 2:40:07 PM PST by Eagles6 (DNC 2012 Convention: Celebrating infanticide and sodomy. Denying God.What could possibly go wrong?)
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To: lurk

The new Keltec double pump maybe


22 posted on 11/05/2012 3:57:18 PM PST by riverrunner
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To: Kaslin

23 posted on 11/05/2012 4:01:47 PM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Lee'sGhost
...but you still have to rack it to make it fire.

My Grandfather's Model 10 developed a sticky firing pin. When you loaded a round, pulling the slide forward caused the gun to discharge. We called it the "auto fire" feature.

24 posted on 11/05/2012 9:30:45 PM PST by Last Dakotan
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