The Record-Breaking American Arms Race of 2020 Means One Thing: You Loot, We Shoot!

Official Communication by Marion P. Hammer
Unified Sportsmen of Florida Executive Director
NRA Past President

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The Record-Breaking American Arms Race of 2020 Means One Thing: You Loot, We Shoot!

Florida – -(AmmoLand.com)- Record numbers of firearms have been purchased over the past couple of months in Florida and around our nation. Many of the firearms were – and are – purchased by people who never thought they would want or need a gun. Firearms training classes are full and booked for months ahead. Florida Tax Collectors are reporting huge increases in the number of Concealed Weapon or Firearm License applications being processed locally.

Around the country, professional rioters and violent protesters have been destroying private property. These acts of violence are soon followed by looters who help themselves to what’s left. These are not acts of civil disobedience; these are planned and orchestrated acts of domestic terrorism.

People around the nation are getting fed up and are buying guns, getting trained, and are preparing to protect what they have worked hard to achieve. We’ve seen people wake up and take responsibility for themselves and their property like never be before.

In August 1992, Hurricane Andrew hit Miami/Dade County, Florida. The destruction was massive. During the news coverage in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew, a warning from residents to looters emerged. Images flashed across TV screens on national TV and the message was clear. Hand scrawled on a piece of building debris: “You Loot – We Shoot!” Spray painted on garage doors: “You Loot – We Shoot!” Painted across the front of damaged homes: “You Loot – We Shoot!”

Hurricane Andrew had damaged and destroyed much of what Dade County residents owned, and they did not intend to lose anything else to looters and roving gangs.

Throughout the television coverage of the plight of hundreds of thousands of residents left homeless by – what at the time was – this nation's worst hurricane disaster, we saw many people refusing to leave the rubble they once called home. They were armed and standing guard to protect what little they had left. There was even a report from Miami of a police officer on local TV telling residents if they needed security, they'd better get a gun – police couldn't help them.

Even after the National Guard arrived, residents reported to the media that they still had to protect themselves because when the sun went down, the soldiers disappeared and residents were once again on their own.

During this TV coverage the overwhelming majority of firearms that residents were using for protection were semi-automatic firearms – firearms that would be banned as so-called “assault weapons” by gun ban organizers.

Such tragic disasters often make folks open their eyes to the importance of firearms for protection and the outrageous restriction of gun control laws – particularly waiting period laws and gun ban laws. When you need a firearm for protection you can't wait and you need the firearm best suited to stop gangs of intruders!

Those whose anti-gun philosophy is manufactured in air-conditioned offices or in homes with electronic security systems and iron gates should take heed. When their anti-gun counterparts in Miami, became victims of a disaster, they quickly had a new perspective on the importance of the Second Amendment's guarantee of the right of the People to keep and bear arms.

Hurricane Andrew is not the only time Floridians have stepped up to protect their families and their homes with firearms following hurricane disasters; it just hasn’t been widely reported in the anti-gun, anti-self-defense media.

Today, the ice-cold reality of self-reliance settles in when people observe professional protesters rioting with violence and destruction. That’s why they are buying guns.



Unified Sportsmen of FloridaAbout Unified Sportsmen of Florida;

Unified Sportsmen of Florida was organized in 1976 for the purpose of protecting the firearms rights of all law-abiding firearms owners in Florida.

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StLPro2A
StLPro2A
29 days ago

//:0  Mamas don’t let your babies grow up to be looters, ‘Cause their P.O.s drink beer as they watch the evening news. And, as sure as sin, your baby’s mug they’ll pin. Then, your baby ‘ll be a spot on the news. Mamas don’t let your babies grow up to be looters. They’ll be on the run, and will always die young. Courtesy of ole Mr. Mossberg. Mamas don’t let your babies grow up to be looters. Cause the good guys are armed and are shooters. If your babies loot, the good guys will shoot, and your babies will be… Read more »

TEEBONE
TEEBONE
30 days ago

Even after the National Guard arrived, residents reported to the media that they still had to protect themselves because when the sun went down, the soldiers disappeared and residents were once again on their own.

Newsflash: The Guard were not issued ammunition or even magazines – their ARs were EMPTY.

GUNFUN
GUNFUN
30 days ago
Reply to  TEEBONE

Really?

TEEBONE
TEEBONE
30 days ago
Reply to  GUNFUN

Yep, unfortunately. Every news photo covering the Guard showed troops with empty weapons, and no mag carriers on their web vests. None.

TEEBONE
TEEBONE
30 days ago
Reply to  TEEBONE

P.S. – I was here. I saw it with mine own eyes.

Tim
Tim
1 month ago

All I ask is that new firearms owners seek out training. When the wife and I purchased our first firearms many decades ago we sought out a instructor /trainer. There is a big payback and comfort level in knowing how to safely use a firearm.

A gun is a tool, Marian; no better or no worse than any other tool: an axe, a shovel or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that.

Tionico
Tionico
30 days ago
Reply to  Tim

In times like these, and right after Andrew, professional paid for training becomes two things: sold out and very dear. There are many ways to educate yourself that have no long queues or high costs. There are many respected and knowledgeable trainers who maintain video channels, some for a smal fee per access, or a membership. Friends, neighbours, relatives, with experience are more than willing to take you through the basics. Excellent paper books and magzines abound. The guy at the gun counter where you made the purchase will almost always take a few more minutes to “show you the… Read more »

Deplorable Bill
Deplorable Bill
1 month ago

This much is obvious; The cops can’t be everywhere all the time. I don’t want to live in a police state either. There’s no law that requires cops to defend anyone. You can blame all of this on Congress and,by the way, Congress is not accountable to the law or the people either. These days, even the cops who would help, out of the kindness of their hearts, are being told to stand down by demoncrapic/communist leadership. Leadership as in the demoncrapic party. If you think the dempncraps are not 100* behind blm and antifa you are wrong. It really… Read more »

TEEBONE
TEEBONE
30 days ago

The cops can’t be everywhere all the time.

Stop using this meme.

The SCOTUS has held on numerous occasions that the police have no duty to protect individual citizens, only to maintain public order.

And THAT’s a FACT.

TEEBONE
TEEBONE
30 days ago
Reply to  TEEBONE

Why the down vote? It’s true.

Deplorable Bill
Deplorable Bill
30 days ago
Reply to  TEEBONE

Tee bone; with respect, I can’t, I will not, stand down ” cops can’t be everywhere”. The very next sentence gives my reasoning for that statement. Years ago, I visited check point Charlie in Berlin while the wall was still up. The stazi ran east Berlin. Everyone was a spy, everyone. Here in the U.S. you might have noticed there are cameras in most every intersection. It’s not quite the stazi but it’s not far off either. I have seen police states and I want nothing to do with them. I am fully aware of the scotus judgement that the… Read more »

GUNFUN
GUNFUN
1 month ago

Does this make anyone else feel proud?

Knute
Knute
1 month ago
Reply to  GUNFUN

Yes, but with one caveat. Pride goeth before a fall. It’s a negative emotion. I’d say it’s admirable. Much as the patriots in Cour’de’laine Idaho a couple weeks ago are to be admired. As well as all patriots putting themselves on the line to keep others safe. Admiration is the positive version of pride.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIS4C7ym5YM

GUNFUN
GUNFUN
1 month ago
Reply to  Knute

Nobody would say we have accomplished all that is necessary. However, I sometimes like to stop and look down the dark road that America has come from and admire all that has been done. Sure, we aren’t out of the tunnel yet. But, the sun is steadily getting brighter.

BTW, I’m a hopeless optimist. 🙂

Knute
Knute
1 month ago
Reply to  GUNFUN

I also. The entire history of the human race is one long story of murder, rape, theft, slavery, and genocide. Compared to where we came from, the US today is almost a miraculous monument to how much better we are now, compared to what we were. OFC, those with a political agenda refuse to see that, but that changes the facts not at all. But I’m another incurable optimist! 🙂 I do think war is coming, but I think our side has already won. Just look at the infantile crybabies in Seattle, San Francisco, NYC, wherever. Can one even imagine… Read more »

Tionico
Tionico
30 days ago
Reply to  Knute

The War for our Indemepndence, comenced in earnest on 19 Paril 1775 at Lexington and Concord was won decades before that. It was won in the MINDS and HEARTS of the patriots who KNEW they did not want to contiunue under the tyranny of George Three or any other such creature, and that they WOULD surely prevail in shucking off that hangman’s noose, as it had become. Thus when word was spread by two riders who left Boston about nine thirty on Tuesday 18th, to sound the alarum that the “Regulars are out”, in the space of twelve hours over… Read more »

Tionico
Tionico
30 days ago
Reply to  GUNFUN

better than building your tin shack in the midst of the Slough of Despond. and settling there permanently.

TEEBONE
TEEBONE
30 days ago
Reply to  GUNFUN

Yes.

Proud to live in the only country on Earth that recognizes the unalienable right of bearing arms for self-defense.