Back when the bullying thugs of the “National Gun Victims Action Council” were trying to organize their failed attempt at getting people to boycott Starbucks, one of the favorite rallying cries of the anti-rights cultists was, “Why would you ever need a gun in a coffee shop!?”
Well, I do not know about you, but I would consider a violent mob of 25 anarchists wielding metal pipes to be a sufficient reason to be concerned about my continued safety and air-sucking.
One can make a few interesting observations about this particular event, leading with the obvious fact that 25 armed anarchists were incapable of causing any damage to a Starbucks storefront. If that is not just straight-up “sad”, I do not know what is.
Secondly, this took place in New York City, where the anarchists knew they would be safe from any armed response from their intended victims. Metal poles are more than sufficient to cause grievous bodily harm and death, so if they had managed to break into the store and started attacking people, self-defense in the form of deadly force would be more than warranted, but in the city wide
“gun-free zone” victim-disarmament zone of NYC, the criminals in this case were safe. I wonder if the anarchists in Texas or Tennessee would be willing to attempt such a thing?
And, finally, while I more than concur with The Survival Mom’s recommendation to be aware of events such as the sixth annual “Book Fair”, by the same token, it is not my responsibility to try to keep track of the goings-on of all violent, abusive, and dangerous groups and entities in my immediate area, and it would be borderline impossible for me to accomplish such a feat. As such, always have a plan and a means of executing it, whether that plan consists of going out the back door (you do know where the external doors of establishments you visit are, right?) or putting a quarter-ounce of lead in the first mob member who swings your way with a metal pipe.
As this incident, the recent George Zimmerman disaster, the apparently ongoing “fail” that is the “Occupy movement”, and other similar events are showing us, violent mobs are a very real, very modern threat despite the incessant claim that we are a “civilized” nation. Of course, the perversely amusing thing about this situation is that as more and more mobs get violent, we will have more and more ammunition – pun intended – for the continued legalization of normal-capacity magazines – after all, when faced with 25 people with metal pipes, I would sure as hell rather have 35 rounds of ammunition than 21.
Your safety is and always has been your responsibility, and in these days of increasing strife, you really have to wonder why some people want you forcibly disarmed and defenseless…