just thinking about it scares me.
Here are some ruminations from a guy who has actually been on the ground
when the shit hits the fan. Back in ‘92…. **** When the rioting came
within two miles of my house, I spent the day sitting on my porch,
smoking my pipe, reading with a shotgun on the table. To be more
precise, a riot gun. Just so you know a pistol can be scary, but
shotguns carry a very distinct message — namely, “I ain’t playing.” (The
survival rate with shotguns is waaaaaaaay lower than with pistols.) I
Here’s the issue with official numbers. They DON’T tell us how many
rioters/ looters were killed or injured in/by ‘neighborhoods’ rebuffing
I tell you this because when you watched live broadcasting of the riots,
you repeatedly saw rioters being turned back by coming under fire by
someone protecting their property. I can guarantee you they weren’t
‘warning shots.’ (In Koreatown, there were snipers on the roof.)
Does present an interesting question: what was the actual body count? And how many of it came from "Assholes, you're not going to burn my shop/home/friend!" followed by loud noises?