Oddly enough, of late I have noticed a sharp decline in the number of “wildings”, flash mob store heists, and other such mass attacks against innocent random people in public places.
However, there has also been a marked increase in the number of legally armed people on the street as well.
This leads me to suspect that if one of these professional agitators manages to stimulate a riot or public disturbance, several rules will apply:
1) They might get away with another “Hey, let’s loot and burn down our own neighborhood!” riot, as they have done before. Beyond their own neighborhood, however, it would be far more problematic, as other people are not particularly thrilled with rioters and looters attacking their property.
2) The biggest threat is a running attack by a mob at a public event. These have happened a time or two before, but the risk of doing so with an armed citizenry has really jumped.
3) There has been a huge increase in fatalities of armed criminals meeting up with armed citizens, with the citizens winning. This will likely continue, but won’t get as much breathless prose in the media.
4) Black-on-anyone-else hate attacks are also going to be more likely, but I suspect that they, too, will be curtailed by CC weapons.
Hey Farrakhan. Bring it on boy.