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The chaos that has ensued on the streets of Minneapolis follows a familiar script, to include little media curiosity about the very real likelihood of professional instigators being brought in from outside the area to sow seeds of destruction.
A script that includes those allegedly outraged hurting their own communities with their lawless behavior, robbing their neighbors of jobs and businesses.
In that regard, a video depicting armed black Americans standing outside businesses they have spent their whole lives building made the rounds online Thursday. A video that smashes a left-wing talking point about how white gun owners get preferential treatment from police, who are allegedly eager to attack people of color.
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) May 28, 2020
Hoping to protect their black-owned businesses from the ensuing mob, a number of lawfully armed men are seen standing outside in the video. Unmolested.
And not only that, but cheered on by those who stand up for the Second Amendment, as seen above by former NRA spokesperson Dana Loesch.
There were other incidents where armed citizens, black and white, stood together to protect businesses.
WATCH: Armed citizens are attempting to stop looters in Minneapolis
“Before there were cops, there were just Americans. So, here we are.”
“Justice for Floyd but we don’t support looting…”@maxnesterak
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) May 28, 2020
The violence being seen in Minnesota has been largely aided and abetted by the liberal media, race mongers on the left, and even celebrities and sports figures, with all of the above running with emotion following the death of George Floyd, inciting an already agitated population who had the entire nation in their corner — until they began to destroy.
Add to the mix ever-familiar black-clad agitators who always seem to show up in our worst moments, and the end result is the City of Minneapolis in flames and the police being forced to abandoned precincts, as the nation shamelessly saw Thursday night.
Protests being manipulated, this is a white guy smashing windows and walking away pic.twitter.com/cOoivOZZ5I
— Liberty 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 (@lesroe) May 29, 2020
With Ferguson and Baltimore as backdrops, America has seen this movie before — although, in today’s social media ignorance, there was an attempt to characterize the Antifa-looking man as an “undercover cop.”
And there appeared to be other organizers in the crowd.
*Caution: Strong Language
Can someone tell me how every single protest somehow ends up being "coordinated" by some white Antifa-looking mother fucker with a man bun???pic.twitter.com/LB38Jwa3Ot
— Jason Howerton (@jason_howerton) May 28, 2020
Thursday night was a predictable occurrence, given the inaction from police the night before as looters casually emptied a Target and burned several businesses, to include an AutoZone store.
Those hurt the worst left to tears, as seen in the video below depicting a black man, as he cries over the loss of his business.
“I worked so hard to get here,” he said, tears streaming down his face. “So hard.”
Lost in the mix in Minneapolis is that there will be times when Americans cannot depend on police to be there. When forced to abandon their precincts, law-abiding citizens are left to their own devices to protect themselves from the criminal thugs.
The Second Amendment is the only assurance Americans have to be able to do so.
Here’s a sampling of responses to the story from Twitter:
As they should be since the police have surrendered control of the city
— J.A. Mills (@jonm507) May 28, 2020
God bless them!
— Who Is John Galt❔ (@jayjaycolden) May 28, 2020
As well they should. Saw a group of men securing some other small independently owned businesses last night. Seems like it will be the legally owned Gun owners who will protect and bring about a stop to the looting madness.
— Limerick Sage (@LimerickSage) May 28, 2020
Blacks and Whites standing together protecting their neighbors…This is what the left fears…racial unity. pic.twitter.com/bHMc14GHdF
— Rich…only by name. (@Richard18723851) May 28, 2020
See how easy and effective the second amendment is.
— 🇺🇸 Ernest N Passion (@ErnestPassion) May 29, 2020
They are embracing the true meaning of the American Constitution. Bless them!
— 🇨🇦Philippe🇨🇦 (@PhilQCRod) May 28, 2020
the elites want to make this a black vs white issue when it’s really law abiding citizens vs thugs
— King Robbo (@realkingr0bb0) May 28, 2020
THIS is what the Second Amendment looks like!
— Lauren Boebert for Congress (R-CO3) (@laurenboebert) May 28, 2020
Yes! A prime reason why the Second Amendment exists! In this case, legal firearms are the sole reason these entrepreneurs’ businesses (that they’ve spent a lifetime building, in most cases) aren’t gutted and leveled! This is what separates Americans from the world in bad times.
— Ralph Gerber (@RalphGerber5) May 29, 2020
Why are Black Americans always forced to defend and try to protect one or more of their communities from being burnt to the ground every election cycle?
Why are George Soros, Democrat conspirators and Black Lives Matter always allowed to get away with this? Imported rioters?
— PatriotDad4Truth (@MikeBre93842067) May 29, 2020
Great to see this. Reminds me of the armed Korean-American community in Los Angeles successfully protecting their businesses, homes, and loved ones during the race riots. God Bless Them All.
— Dave Rils (@DRils) May 28, 2020
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