We wrote last week that if authorities didn’t get a handle on the Michael Brown rioters in St. Louis that law-abiding gun owners would get a handle on suppressing the wanton looting and violence.
This principle was illustrated well in Dallas a couple of days later as three private citizens (pictured above) open carried their rifles while shadowing a Michael Brown march and rally in order to “stand between them and private property”.
The old adage about an armed society (at least arms in the hands of good people) is a polite society was proved true once more as not only was the crowd of Brown protesters well-behaved, but they didn’t destroy any property or close streets or freeways. In fact, just the notice that good guy civilians with guns would be present was enough to deter 90% of the participants from a rally the day before where things got quite rowdy.
One could say the trouble-makers didn’t want any part of armed good guys standing between them and private property.
DALLAS (WFAA) – Three members of an open carry group called Come and Take It Texas had rifles over their shoulders as they followed a small group of Ferguson protesters who marched through downtown Dallas Wednesday night.
Unlike Tuesday night, protesters did not close streets nor did they walk onto a freeway. In fact, this crowd was about a tenth of the size from what Dallas saw 24 hours earlier.
…The open carry advocates said they respected the marchers’ right to protest but decided to show up to protect private property.
“We’ll stand between them and private property,” said Matthew Short, from Come and Take It.