Business Owners Protect own Property in Ferguson, Mo

12/08/2014 11:30

Submitted by L. Carlson


Looters in Ferguson, Mo. , were met with little or no police resistance Friday night and store owners were forced to protect their businesses with their own guns.  One store owner said on the first night of the protesting, "There are no police here. We trusted the police to keep it peaceful, but they didn't do their job.  In essence, they are surrendering to mob rule, thieves and murderers, who turn out in times of trouble to break into stores; steal, burn, and destroy the property of innocent people.

Often, the police hide or watch from a distance; sometimes because they are out-numbered or would be criticized for police brutality if they interfered, and could even be sued if one of these low-life criminals would be injured by them. Dozens of businesses along West Florissant Ave. in Ferguson, Missouri were ransacked and robbed by rioters, including Target, Dollar General, Wal-Mart, liquor stores, automotive stores and a QuikTrip was burned down.

   Photo Rioters Burn Quicktrip along W. Florrisant Ave

Hundreds of business owners and their employees had to run and hide in terror as waves of rioters arrived; some with guns.


Looters ransacking one of the businesses.

Some looters acquired guns..

Cleanup by shop owners in the after math!

But not everyone cowered in fear… some took action! History shows us that those who are armed and protecting their homes or businesses cause the thieves to seek easier targets for their violence and theft. Some businesses in the Ferguson riots escaped looting. Why these businesses avoided destruction of their property and saved their livelihood should be a lesson for politicians. 

At Riverfront Tattoo and the adjacent gun store, owners Mike Gutierrez ( below left) and Adam Weinstein (third from left) brought AR-15s, body armor and lots of high-capacity magazines (the type Obama wants banned) to guard their store against bedlam.

Some business owners with their employees and friends stood firm, right outside their establishments, ready to take on all comers. Why?..Because they were armed to the teeth!  Rioters passed right by the store.

Mally’s Supermarket was protected by armed men and it was untouched. As was Sam's meat market below.

No looting or damage to any of these businesses. Do you wonder why!  And a beauty supply store owned by Asians.

And the lesson for politicians and all liberal gun-grabbing Democrats is that being armed — and armed to the teeth — is the ONLY defense against a rioting mob. The lesson should have been learned for good after the 1992 L.A. Riots, when only shop owners in Koreatown were spared *because they defended their stores with force of arms: The right to bear arms must be sacred!

The shop owners and people in these examples worked hard for the life they have. To deny them of the best tools possible to protect themselves and their property is criminal.