That was what Nifong probably thought as well. Didn't work out so well.
I think that senior Dems would love riots to start over this. Not for the riots, but for the response. Florida is not LA. Florida has over 700,000 CCW holders. A CCW caught in the middle of a violent riot where he sees people getting beaten and sees his family threatened is going to open fire, which is going to produce a chain reaction, and you will see hundreds of dead rioters on the ground. That will be the beginning of martial law.
Got news for ya, in a major event, CCW permit means nothing, zip.
Korean business owner protect their businesses from the rooftops in Los Angeles during the 92 riots.
And martial law may well be precisely the intent!