Prior to any national unrest it’s generally well advised to buy some short-term stock in gun and ammo companies. Good luck to the rest of your portfolio, though.
Oh, and it’s also advised to get the hell out of major cities.
Just recently we discovered yet another example of failing to comprehend riot strategies for the average individual:
Dallas rioters savagely beat man to a pulp after he confronts them with a SWORD (GRAPHIC VIDEO)
As looting and mayhem gripped the streets of Dallas, Texas, a mob descended on a man allegedly defending his neighborhood with a long blade. Punched, kicked and pelted with rocks, the man was left mangled and bloody.
Lawlessness continued to reign supreme in Dallas on Saturday night, five days after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis sparked nationwide protests and riots. Following an afternoon of mostly peaceful protests, nightfall saw a spree of vandalism and looting in downtown Dallas.
In one shocking and graphic video captured by Blaze TV’s Elijah Schaffer, a man was set upon by a mob, after allegedly rushing rioters with a large machete or sword. He was quickly surrounded and beaten with rocks, fists, boots, and a skateboard.
Little is known about what set off the incident, but Schaffer claimed that the man “attempted to defend a shop” from the mob, who responded by attacking him. Another angle shows the mob pelting him with rocks before he made an ill-fated attempt to rush the crowd.
As he lay motionless on the ground, with blood dripping from his face, the man was tended to by a group of “volunteer medics,” and was later taken to hospital. Dallas Police told local media that he was in a stable condition. They added that he had brandished the weapon to “allegedly protect his neighborhood from protesters.” Schaffer said that some rioters attempted to revive the man after he had been beaten to the ground, while others carried on looting around his motionless body.
A man called C.A. Shoultz came forward on Twitter on Sunday morning, saying he was the one being beaten in the video and adding that he was “quite alive, if a bit worse for wear.” Shoultz explained that he doesn’t have a gun and “didn’t expect them to rush me more than a dozen at once, or start throwing rocks at me first,” while admitting it was not the best idea to rush a rioting mob with a machete.
Which is nothing new. You can find plenty of similar past incidents through a simple search.
One that comes to mind is Reginald Denny:
The attack on Reginald Denny was a hate crime that occurred during the 1992 Los Angeles riots, when Denny, a white construction truck driver, was beaten nearly to death by a group of black men who came to be known as the “L.A. Four”. The attack was captured on video by a news helicopter, and broadcast live on US national television.
Reginald Oliver Denny, born 22 January 1956 (age 64), was a 36-year-old construction dump truck driver on the first day of the rioting. He was attacked by several men, pulled from his International Road Tractor and brutally beaten, sustaining serious head trauma and other injuries. Denny’s ability to speak and drive were affected by the attack, and he had to undergo years of rehabilitative therapy.
The Riot Survival Guide
It’s not super complicated:
- Don’t be in a riot.
- Repeat: Don’t be in a riot.
- Situational awareness. Distance yourself when tensions increase.
- Blend in and move out when the opportunity is present.
- Use range. Rooftop Koreans won while our machete-wielder got decimated. The lesson is don’t get up close.
- Keep moving. Don’t bunker down. Don’t stop your vehicle.
- Retreat when outnumbered.
Remember that mob mentality is strong. They are already mad, violent, and willing to do whatever is necessary to “correct” whatever the mob feels is injustice. They have little issue annihilating you in the process.
You and your kin are likely to be outnumbered. Don’t stop, keep moving, fight back when provoked but do so from range.
We live in the US. There is no reason for you to not have a gun. Use it.
And obviously, don’t bring a machete to a mob fight.
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