So, you’re in or near Ferguson, Missouri or any city in America where would-be anarchists are “protesting” the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case. You’ve had the great misfortune to find yourself with an angry mob outside of your home or business and they’re threatening to break in and loot everything. Then they break a window or two and try to make entry.
How do you respond?
One solution is to shoot a couple of the ringleaders in the thigh with your garden-variety .22 long rifle.
This will cause a wound that will allow the would-be looter to hobble away and become someone else’s problem. As an added bonus, they will tell their friends to stay away from your location as they too will find themselves shot.
Shooting them in the chest with a center-fire rifle or handgun will leave a mess and often times a body as well. Then there will be questions from police after the lawlessness dies down and order is restored.
By shooting them in the legs, they hobble away and come up with a fictional story for how they ended up with an extra 40-grains of lead in their leg. Of course they aren’t going to say, “Hey, I was breaking into this business and some crazy man shot me in the leg and told me to get out.”