Great article Katie. The black savages who rioted in L.A. and New Orleans (and Philadelphia, and Baltimore et al) are still out there and will take advantage of any situation to riot, loot, and plunder if not worse. Then as you pointed out along come the thug cops who are more a danger than the standard rioters for they are militarized. Yes, we civilians need our assault weapons. We're not protected by armed professionals like old fat ugly feinstein and her ilk.