Chaos erupted in Minneapolis Wednesday night, with people looting and rioting following the death of George Floyd, a black man who was killed by a white police officer.
Two men decided to utilize their Second Amendment rights to prevent people from looting nearby stores.
"Basically, you've seen the records the cops keep and the cops are a lot less likely to tread on people's rights when there's other armed Americans with them. So we figured it's about damn time – or at least I figure it's about damn time – for some heavily armed rednecks stood with fellow citizens," the one man explained.
The two men were asked why they were protecting the particular businesses they were in front of. They said they had been patrolling businesses nearby and ended up in that parking lot because the smoke shop was closed but the owners were having the defend their business.
"We heard that and figured 'Well, we better get up and go see if these guys need help,'" the second man said, pointing to the smoke shop behind him. "It turns out these guys are out here with machetes and trying to keep looters out of their business because the cops can't get out here. And so, I figured, before there were cops there were Americans. So here we are."
The men referenced the Los Angeles riots in 1992 following the arrest and beating of Rodney King.
"They were there protecting their own stuff. You got Rooftop Koreans," the first man said, referencing the Korean business owners in L.A. who defended their businesses.
"Bottom line: justice for George Floyd but I hope they stop looting at some point. If there were more of us, we could stop them from looting," the second man explained. "But it's just us four."
The first man made it very clear that they don't agree with looting and destroying the neighborhood but they agree with protestors wanting justice for George Floyd.
What these men are doing is a prime example of why the Second Amendment is extremely important and why so many fight to keep it alive. The Rooftop Koreans relied on firearms to protect themselves, their families and their businesses during the Rodney King riots. The same thing is happening in Minneapolis. The police can't be at all places at all times.
“We definitely don’t agree with the looting, but we agree with the protestors” https://t.co/hZVhwFgTDL— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) May 28, 2020