With police forces targeted by rioters and overwhelmed by 911 calls in response to fires and looting, legally armed citizen guards are taking matters into their own hands. Read more about it below!
Armed Citizen Guards Take the Lead
In a true return to our roots, armed militias are forming to protect businesses across America.
Rather than watch their neighborhoods be destroyed, they are arming themselves and strategically protecting their family-owned restaurants, supermarkets, and big-box stores.
In the wake of George Floyd’s May 25 murder while in police custody, which was caught on video, peaceful protests have been organized in hundreds of cities.
Americans of all races have joined together to mourn the loss, seek justice, and enact change.
But as night falls, opportunistic criminals are transforming protests into riots, burning entire streets to the ground and robbing stores of inventory.
Many Americans have had enough, and feel that they have their own solution.
Armed Citizens are Law-Abiding
The armed groups that are forming as security forces are taking every precaution to stay safe and within the law.
In the Powderhorn Park neighborhood in Minneapolis, groups are wearing brightly colored and clearly printed shirts to identify themselves as security.
In Eastern Washington State, the “Defend the Tri” group is in contact with local police; ready and willing to obey any orders sent their way.
All businesses partnering with citizen patrols are requiring that those carrying weapons be licensed to do so.
The groups are organized and orderly; their only mission is to protect their cities.
Destruction Halted in Cities with Citizen Patrols
Cities with organized citizen guards include Minneapolis, St. Paul, Tulsa, Spokane, WA, Coeur d’Alene, ID, and the Tri-Cities area of Washington State.
Since locals took matters into their own hands, they have not seen the destruction of property that they saw prior to their presence.
Many of those in attendance as security are supporters of the protests and their messages, encouraging groups to gather peacefully.
Some of the citizen patrols have pointed out that cops are less likely to tread on the rights of armed Americans in groups.
Armed citizens are protecting both their property and the protesters by being in attendance.
In cities and states with strong gun control laws, the National Guard has been activated in lieu of citizen patrols.
With a rallying cry of “police the police,” activists are in fact drawing more police presence to their regions, accompanied by States of Emergency that limit their Constitutional rights.
2A More Valuable Than Ever
The value of the second amendment has been proven more than ever in the last week.
Armed citizen guards are the ones enacting change in their cities. They are quelling unrest and providing security to peaceful protesters.
There is nothing scrappy or disorganized about these militias. They are acting within their legal rights and have yet to resort to violence.
They are proving that guns in the right hands can stop crimes from being committed, without firing a single shot.
Overrun police departments are grateful for their presence and communities can continue to operate businesses because of them.
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