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By AWR Hawkins

Riverfront Tattoo

Riverfront Tattoo

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Washington DC - -(  Amid the rioting that followed the shooting death of Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, business owners and supporters stood armed to protect against looting and vandalism.

Store owners of Riverfront Tattoo stood armed with AR-15s to keep their business from being looted. Similarly, “men with concealed 9mm handguns and revolvers” gathered to defend Mally’s Supermarket.

According to Top Right News, while “Target, Dollar General, and Walmart” were looted and “a QuickTrip was burned down,” Riverfront Tattoo owners Mike Gutierrez and Adam Weinstein “brought AR-15s, body armor, and lots of high capacity magazines … to guard their store against mayhem.” At the same time, armed men stood outside of Mally’s.

As they exercised their Second Amendment rights, the “rioters passed them right by.”

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  • 8 User comments to “St. Louis Business Owners Protect Their Property with AR-15s”

    1. If these ‘young black men’ want to die for that black piece of shit the police shot,..come on !

    2. I still don’t understand how protesting becomes free tv’s at Walmart and why people don’t think they will get in trouble.
      I think the store owners are doing exactly what our forefathers envisioned with the Second Amendment.
      Protecting ones self and property even if it means taking the lives of looters.

    3. BpDavid on August 16, 2014 at 8:59 AM said:

      An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life. –Robert A. Heinlein

    4. Totally agree with both of you.

    5. To borrow a phrase bandied about by the ‘Left’, “A teachable moment” for all American’s who want to protect what’s theirs!

    6. Go to and get the “truth” about what happen to that black piece of shit that got killed.

    7. Gene Clifford on August 17, 2014 at 6:48 AM said:

      As a bumper sticker for your business’s window states “The owner of this property is armed and prepared to protect life, liberty and property from criminal attack.

    8. […] Citizens Protect Their Property in Ferguson, Missouri […]

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