Unless you’ve been living under a rock–a great affordable housing option in this economy–you’re well aware of the violence, rioting, and looting that’s been going down in Ferguson, Missouri this week.
All of the chaos and anarchy has been done in the name of Michael Brown, the black man shot to death by Officer Darren Wilson, who a grand jury recently announced would not be facing charges in the shooting.
As American citizens, these folks have a right to protest what they perceive as a “miscarriage of justice.” However, they don’t have a right to burn down the whole city, damage people’s property, and steal things from local businesses.
A group of open-carry advocates decided to shadow Michael Brown supporters in Dallas as they held a demonstration, in an attempt to make sure that no businesses were vandalized or property damaged.
From The Gateway Pundit:
Three members of an open carry group called Come and Take It Texas had rifles over their shoulders as they followed a small group of Ferguson protesters who marched through downtown Dallas Wednesday night.
Unlike Tuesday night, protesters did not close streets nor did they walk onto a freeway. In fact, this crowd was about a tenth of the size from what Dallas saw 24 hours earlier.
About two dozen people took part Wednesday night chanting “No justice, no peace” among other things as they protested police treatment of African-Americans.
Marchers stayed on the sidewalk the entire time and never left Lamar St. as they walked into downtown by El Centro College and returned to Dallas police headquarters where they started.
The open carry advocates said they respected the marchers’ right to protest but decided to show up to protect private property.
“We’ll stand between them and private property,” said Matthew Short, from Come and Take It.
More folks in communities where these protests are happening need to be taking these kind of steps to protect their community from looters and rioters.
Of course, not everyone protesting commits these acts of destruction, and those individuals need to continue encouraging others to abandon the anarchy and be positive agents for change.
Kudos to these gentle Second Amendment warriors for helping to keep the peace in their community!