Violent protesters continue to ravage cities a full month after the murder of George Floyd.
Any pretense of peaceful protest is now gone as mainly terrorists and agitators remain.
And two citizens proved the importance of gun rights after one terrifying incident.
St. Louis has been beset by crime for years.
It currently ranks 17th among all U.S. cities for violent crimes and ranks 2nd in the U.S. in violent crime rate per 100,00 residents.
Ferguson, a city in the St. Louis metropolitan area, became a flashpoint for riots after the 2014 death of Michael Brown, which was ruled a justified shooting by Barack Obama’s Department of Justice.
The city is still reeling after protesters wreaked havoc, giving birth to the term the “Ferguson Effect.”
This is the idea that violent crime increases when police officers withdraw from an area.
That phenomenon could happen all over St. Louis if law enforcement doesn’t tamp down on the chaos that has befallen the city.
Recently, an angry mob of well over 100 protesters broke into the private property of a gated community to terrorize St. Louis mayor Lyda Krewson after she mentioned the names and addresses of people who called for the police department to be defunded.
During their march toward Krewson’s house, the horde of protesters broke down the door to the gated community and threatened people in the neighborhood.
That’s when two owners in the neighborhood came out of their house with guns to ward off the violent mob.
— Daniel Shular (@xshularx) June 29, 2020
Mark McCloskey, brandishing the rifle, did an interview with a local news station and reported that activists published his private information following the confrontation – which he astutely pointed out as deeply hypocritical.
McCloskey said, “Well, I’ve had to turn the phones off in my office. I had to come over here last night and have the office boarded up because we’re getting threats against the building and everybody. It is interesting to me that the very people that are asking the mayor to resign for ‘doxxing’ people have now put all of my information all over the web, everywhere in the world. Is there some hypocrisy there?”
This blatant hypocrisy will fall on deaf ears.
The mob can’t be shamed because they have no principles, and the so-called mainstream media will cover for them anyways.
St. Louis is the city where 77-year-old retired police captain David Dorn was murdered while trying to stop a criminal from stealing a TV from a pawn shop.
McCloskey reiterated in the interview that the 100-plus protesters broke into a gated community where there are no public sidewalks, and he called out the mob for what they are:
“I am not the enemy of the people that really care about black lives, but I am apparently the enemy of the terrorists and the Marxists that are running this organization.”
The right to bear arms is more important than ever because local politicians have proven they will not protect their citizens.