St. Louis Business Owners Protect Their Property with AR-15s

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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  • 7 thoughts on “St. Louis Business Owners Protect Their Property with AR-15s

    1. 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.

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

    3. 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. 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.

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