‘Rednecks’ w/ ARs Defend Against Looters During Minneapolis Riots

As riots in Minneapolis continue in response to the death of George Floyd, some responsibly armed Americans have taken it upon themselves to defend storefronts from looters.  

Two such men spoke to local news media about the decision to take up arms and protect local businesses. 

“It turns out these guys are out here with machetes and shattered windows trying to keep looters out of the businesses ’cause cops can’t get in here,” said one of the men to MNReformer reporter Max Nesterak.

“So I figured before there were cops, there were just Americans, so here we are. Bottom line, justice for Floyd and I hope they stop looting at some point.”

Carrying AR-pattern rifles, the two men initially set out to join the protesters calling for police to be held accountable for the killing of Mr. Floyd, the unarmed black man who died on May 25th after one officer knelt on his neck for roughly 7 minutes while he was handcuffed lying face down in the street. 

Video footage shows Mr. Floyd yelling, “I can’t breathe,” before he eventually goes silent and motionless.  

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“Basically you see the records that cops keep. And cops are a lot less likely to try and tread on people’s rights when there’re other armed Americans with them,” the other armed citizen told Nesterak earlier in the video. “I figured it’s about damn time that some heavily armed rednecks stood with fellow citizens.”

With rioting underway, opportunistic looters quickly seized the moment as law enforcement was tied up attempting to keep the peace.  

A Target store location in the city was thoroughly ransacked on Wednesday. See video below:

This isn’t the first time in our nation’s history when armed citizens took a stand against looters. During the L.A. riots in 1992, Korean shop owners in the city’s Koreatown engaged armed raiders, including gang members, in defense of themselves and their property.

Though it was more than 25 years ago, the actions by those brave citizens still stand today as an affirmation of civilian gun ownership and gun rights. It showed that the 2A is not about hunting, that when the SHTF the need for semiauto firearms, including AR-pattern rifles, is self-evident.

Looks like we’re witnessing the same testament to one’s right to keep and bear arms now in Minneapolis.

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  • RAY June 8, 2020, 11:00 pm

    “A free people ought not only be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government,” GEORGE WASHINGTON

  • Mr. Brannelberry June 5, 2020, 1:46 am

    The writer of this needs to come home before the street lights come on. I told you to stop watching that globalist Anderson Coopers show. It has clouded your mind and you write leftist cuck articles. Grow a back bone and just love your country that allows you to say whatever you want without even using your real name. God bless Patriots. Hang traitors

    • RAY June 8, 2020, 11:01 pm

      Cooper takes in the pooper is a commie!

  • John June 4, 2020, 2:01 pm

    A black man god on CBS steaven cobear show wereing a shirt says kill your masters his ass should be locked up CBS sued to yes red necks will fight to protect from darkevils all over the land vote trump clan make it great destory left crooks now yes bet the homeboys think before takeing on rednecks loaded protect your bussnesses you have rights Mr Trump will stop the left dark evils he bring in mitlary to jaill all them yard apes if needed ths is not illgeail Obama boys ths man will jail ur ass’s

    • Dale Holcomb June 5, 2020, 10:08 am

      The first slaves in the U.S. were white.the first black slaves were bought by a black man,my Irish ancestors were slaves before the blacks.black people need to get their act together!

  • kyle June 1, 2020, 12:19 pm

    Two of the so called “rednecks” deffending the store were armed black men . Racist media at large trying to drive that wedge.

  • Cliff June 1, 2020, 10:00 am

    Why don’t they show the whole picture, instead of just the cropped version? The whole picture shows unity in both black and white guarding that store from looters. Again real unreliable reporting ” Fake News” just showing the apparent “rednecks” there with long guns. You would think that MSM outlets would lose their credibility and licenses for reporting such articles and falsehoods!

  • kb June 1, 2020, 9:08 am

    The best part of the story, and that was only partially revealed by the photo, is that there were four men with AR-15s defending the store: 2 white guys and 2 black guys. God bless them all.

  • kb June 1, 2020, 9:05 am

    I guess the whole argument about standard capacity magazines is moot now. With civil unrest like this, yes, I do need my AR-15 and standard capacity magazines.

  • william Sweeney June 1, 2020, 7:40 am

    some responsibly armed Americans have taken it upon themselves to defend storefronts from looters. If the cops would be allowed to do their Jobs, the Politicians did theirs, the armed American militias “remember the constitution” wouldn’t have to step in.

  • Allen Black June 1, 2020, 4:33 am

    Concerning the black riots over the past few days (NOT “protests”)
    Leaked documents show that the Jewish owned groups such as “Friends of Democracy” were behind the paid protestors who initiated the Baltimore riots after Freddie Gray, a thug justifiably put down by police I might add, and agitating the Charlottesville gathering to attack (and later defame) white nationalists who gathered (with a permit).

    Here are the documents…..Pay special attention to the fact that these paid agitators (whom arrests have exposed to be overwhelmingly young Jews who pose as “White Liberals” such as in the documentary “Antifa unmasked”…They do this so that member of the white race are harmed no matter which side emerges victorious in the narrative.) are each assigned units of Red Cross medics to ensure they come to minimal harm, as well as funds to provide bail money ect.
    https://news.unclesamsmisgu

    USA today released an article showing THIS weeks “protests” describing that black clothed and masked agitators were in among the blacks, riling them into their characteristic and animalistic frenzys. They were accompanied by units of Red Cross medics.

    https://www.usatoday.com/st

    Jews are actually on the ground riling up the heathens they themselves brought to our shores in slave ships, to burn the legacy our forefathers fought and died for to the ground, while their scumbag media censors voices like ours and misleads our people.

    Why?

    *We must realize that our party’s most powerful weapon is racial tensions. By propounding into the consciousness of the dark races that for centuries they have been oppressed by whites, we can mold them to the program of the Communist Party. In America we will aim for subtle victory. While inflaming the Negro minority against the whites, we will endeavor to instill in the whites a guilt complex for their exploitation of the Negroes. We will aid the Negroes to rise in prominence in every walk of life, in the professions and in the world of sports and entertainment. With this prestige, the Negro will be able to intermarry with the whites and begin a process which will deliver America to our cause* – Israel Cohen,Zionist 1912

    “Some have said that diversity is about getting rid of white people. Well, they are right. And that’s a GOOD thing”– Emily Goldstein, Jewish Journalist, 2015

    “If your trying to say we have been plotting to replace the white population in America with immigrants, your absolutely right. And it doesn’t matter if you know or not. We have been at this for some time now. Nothing can stop us now. Nothing.”- Mark Potok,Jewish attorney, SPLC, 2011

    “There has been a rise in anti-Semitism because at this time, Europe has not yet learned how to be multi-cultural. Europe is not going to be the monolithic societies that they once were. They are now going into a multi-cultural role, and jews will be resented because we are at the center of this and leading it. But without us, Europe will not survive.- Barbara Specter, Jewish Zionist 2016

    :We will continue to bash all the dead white males, and the live ones. And their women too. We wont stop until the construct known as the white race is destroyed. Not dismantled. Destroyed.” Noel Ignatiev, Jewish author of race traitor magazine and professor at Harvard-1994.

    ” We will continue to promote multiculturalism, until the white Christian people are no more, and because they are a weak in thier flaws of self righteous benevolence, our task should not be to difficult. And only then we will stop identifying as white. And thus, our turn will come where we (jews) will rule the world. Who, then, can stand against us?”Oskar Schmitz in Der Jude, 1926,

    *”The European of tomorrow will be a hybrid of Negro and Asians blended with the so called white race. We (Jews) are going to make this happen, one race ruled over by the pure blooded Jew*- Coudenhove Kalergi, “Godfather” and mastermind behind the creation of the European Union, 1914

    An unrelenting flow of immigration, its not going to stop. Nor should we want it to stop. For the first time ever in America, white Caucasians of European descent like myself will be an absolute minority in America. And this is what we want. THIS is the source of our strength!”- Creepy Joe Biden, jewish Zionist (who pretends he is white) 2014.(++NOTE++ There are several videos where he boasts about being a Zionist, and he has typical features of them, not of Caucasians. He is PRETENDING to be a European! A ploy they use often.)

    It has surprised some people to find out that the president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People {NAACP} is NOT a Negro BUT the JEW ARTHUR SPINGARN. It is the Jews who are behind desegregation, while they keep the strictest of segregation laws in Israel which shows, with no doubts, their intent with pushing multiculturalism in every, and ONLY in every white majority nation on Earth.

    Mark Potok, of the SPLC, keeps a chart like THIS on his office wall which has surfaced in photographs…

    European global population-
    1900 30%
    1990 16%
    2018 8%
    Projected for 2040 4%

    People don’t just lose 96 % of their population without a catalyst. And thanks to the ego of those boasting in the above quotes, its easy to figure out who that catalyst has been.

    They like to defend themselves by saying “Whites are just blaming jews the way blacks blame whites for their problems”.

    I am NOT blaming them for any of my problems. I’m accusing them of the genocide of my people. There IS a difference!

    This information is censored at every turn, Bolshevik style, under the guise of “fighting hate speech”. Finding a free speech situation to share this truth with my fellow Americans is rare. A one sided war has been raging for decades in America, and its going to get a lot worse unless we learn our enemies identity and motives, and ignore the social programming that has turned so many of our fellow Americans into either degenerates or self destructives robots who all chant the same brainwash-induced points implanted in them through MSM and Hollywood!

    I don’t hate anyone. But neither will I keep silent about what I know.

    We have to find our line in the sand!

    God bless!!!

  • DeltaGolf May 31, 2020, 8:35 pm

    Please see and recognize the third brave soul in the photo. Appears to be a black male with a AR15 type rifle. God bless him also.

    • Michael Christensen June 1, 2020, 11:59 am

      The photo is cropped, actually 2 black males and 2 white males. The story is trying to spin it so it looks like crazy white people stepping in to do the job of the police since the police will not do it. Probably an anti gun message originally.

  • Jan May 31, 2020, 7:30 pm

    Shame on the lot of both. Shame on the stars for saying its okay to riot shame on the government for also not taking a bigger stand shame on America for letting us get to this

  • Quan Nguyen May 31, 2020, 5:04 pm

    Bottom line is that you are on your own when SHTF. Got it? no 911. They will come into your house, stealing your stuffs and rape your women. Wake up…

    • deanbob June 1, 2020, 8:05 am

      Isn’t that what good Communists/socialists/Marxists do? Rather than lift up the masses, they haul them down to their level(s)?

  • Ken May 31, 2020, 12:45 am

    I just turned off the late news and the country is coming apart at the seams. So Before climbing into bed – AR15 locked and loaded in the corner with extra mags -check. Sig 226 9mm loaded up with 3 extra mags-check. Body armor in carrier with more toys – check. Praying to God that every single rioter comes down with a fatal case of Covid-19 – check. I guess all these idiots forgot theres a pandemic going on and their doing the opposite of what your supposed to do- say like avoid other humans you don’t know. Bright side news has something to report about other than Corona virus finally. This pandemic is like a game of King of the mountain, except I don’t have to throw you off of the Mtn, I just gotta wait for you to get sick and tumble down on your own volition !

    • Ronald Archey May 31, 2020, 10:24 pm

      African Americans now own AR’s also and we are trained as experts. So we are not afraid of you Rednecks. Never were really.

      • Ron June 1, 2020, 6:43 am

        A “Redneck” being armed should not be a threat to African Americans. They were there to help protect against looters. Why would an armed citizen automatically be a threat to African Americans? We are protecting ourselves and others – including African Americans. Please stop believing the Left’s agenda to cause racial divide. Just as the actions of a few African Americans do not reflect on the entire community nor does the action off a few Police Officers reflect on all of them.

      • kb June 1, 2020, 9:11 am

        Ronald, you missed the most important part of the story. There were FOUR men with ARs defending the store, and 2 of them were black guys. Wake up and realize that we all need to be together, and don’t let the leftist agitators poison the well.

      • Christopher Sourp June 1, 2020, 12:36 pm

        Ronald, you sound like a rascist.

  • Ralph Cramden May 30, 2020, 4:53 pm

    If they be Loot”n should the cops be Shoot’n?….You darn Toot’n.😁👍

  • Cramden May 30, 2020, 4:52 pm

    They be a Loot’n…time to start eff’n Shoot’n.

  • Hugh May 30, 2020, 12:43 pm

    Just to let you guys know, as you bash on libs, liberals with guns exist too. We’re also fellow Americans.

    I believe gay married couples should be able to protects their families and marijuana plants with assault rifles.

    I’m always armed, but I believe in being an invisible gray man, and I look down on military cosplay.
    It’s disrespectful to those who have actually served.

    • Perry Gresham June 1, 2020, 4:23 am

      It’s too bad that the mass majority of your party doesn’t feel the same way about Republicans or the Our President…that we are fellow Americans. It takes more than a gun to be a Patriot.

  • Jeff May 30, 2020, 12:57 am

    First, I applaud these citizens standing up against a pack of thieving miscreants. The fact they brought enough gun to settle any and all hostile conversations is laudable. I would make one slight change if I were to participate in this exercise in stupidity (the looters, not the armed citizens), I’d bring a slightly different long gun. I think a good old American lever action rifle would be more appropriate. Not quite as many bullets as an AR but still able the put food on the table and protect the homestead.

    • jay May 30, 2020, 6:33 pm

      I take your point- the ‘Black Rifle” being singularly unpopular with the liberals and their media. But, I have to disagree with you for just that reason.
      Let them see calm, responsible Americans (Note in the article image that there are Blacks alongside the Whites. True ‘Brotherhood’ in practice!) using those self-same “Black rifles” in defense of the Right! (Not “right” as in “conservative” rather, “right” as the opposite of wrong.)

      That’s a very positive image and one we want to see more of as opposed to parading them for political reasons. THAT I fear well may be counter-productive. But, that’s another discussion altogether.

  • BobbyO May 30, 2020, 12:20 am

    Troll, Just Trolling ? A Libard reading this Pro Gun site?

  • Bobs your uncle May 29, 2020, 11:30 pm

    Wow, the place is starting to look like Mogadishu, or Bengazzi in September, what with all the destroyed cars and buildings. It will be many many years before anyone will want anything to do with Real Estate or any business of any kind there, except maybe drugs or prostitutes. The only people you got even with or hurt were yourselves and your families, this is what no future looks like, fools. Hope you are happy.

  • Mikial May 29, 2020, 10:22 pm

    The LEOs have surrendered the city to the mob. When seconds count, the cops won’t show up at all.

    We live in a ‘redneck’ rural community and I thank the powers that be that we do.

  • Gordo May 29, 2020, 9:10 pm

    MORE FAT BOYS with GUNS playing ARMY Man in the WOODS! START your IGNORANT CIVIL WAR and Start your Breakfast fires where we can see them for MILES all the while you are washing down all the FAT BACON with those BEERS! What a BUNCH of REPUBLICAN HILLBILLIES!

    • Mikial May 29, 2020, 10:21 pm

      Liberal troll alert! Ignore this fool.

    • Tbone May 30, 2020, 10:32 am

      Take your sorry ass down there and try to take something. Burn something. You’ll see what American means…

    • Cramden May 30, 2020, 4:56 pm

      Dems have been firing the first shots for almost the last 4 years. Anybody can see that sh!t. And I’m not even white. Don’t need to be white to the Fake news sh!t being put out.

    • Peter J Hammond May 30, 2020, 6:13 pm

      You say that like its a bad thing. You damn Libtards are now picking on beer and bacon. WTF.

    • Jake May 30, 2020, 9:06 pm

      hey Gordo… you musta missed the black dudes in the background. Also, when the looting takes place at your location please come back and let us know how that phone call to the police works out for you!

  • BobbyO May 29, 2020, 8:34 pm

    Two wrongs don’t make a right! They’ll be lucky to have anywhere to spend their food stamps and welfare checks when this is over. I bet None of the stores rebuild in that area
    (Getto)
    Hope they don’t start all that around here. They might be finding out what color Jesus is.

  • Beachhawk May 29, 2020, 6:04 pm

    There are two points I’d like to make here:

    1. In fact, the cops could get there and stop the looting and prevent the arsons. Instead, they were ordered by some liberal city politician to stand down and let the looting and arson go on even though many of the victims were minority owned businesses.

    2. In their news reports, the main stream media called the looters and arsonists “demonstrators” and “protestors.” In truth, the demonstrators and protestors were mostly white liberals, while the arsonists and looters were mostly black thugs.

  • Christopher Chason May 29, 2020, 5:43 pm

    Just more of the same B.S.! ANY excuse too riot and loot will do!! The media is doing a great job of keeping Americans divided-up into small groups, so we can’t respond to what the media and the government are actually DOING! And the Sheeple go right along with it! ONE bad cop does not mean they are ALL bad! One bad citizen does not mean ALL are bad! We HAVE a SYSTEM for a REASON!

    • Doug Cook May 29, 2020, 6:26 pm

      Agree wholeheartedly! Yet we don’t even know yet if there IS one bad cop, all we have from what I’ve seen is a very incomplete video. Look at the very first part, he was resisting in simply getting outta his car, so we don’t know what really happened & why the cops had to take down a 6’4″ heaviky-muscled man. Get the facts first. Why do they feel automatically every time a blk man is arrested its racism, that’s the only word they know & it’s way past getting old.

      • BrianJMiller May 31, 2020, 11:34 am

        We have multiple videos showing the cops maintaining pressure while he pleaded for air and slowly died. We have multiple eyewitness accounts indicating that many protests were peaceful until police arrived on the scene in riot gear and acted aggressive. There are more good cops than bad cops…however, if you only complain about excessive police force when it’s against 2A folks but remain silent when its used against an unarmed black man, the problem is you.

  • Alex May 29, 2020, 4:45 pm

    Rednecks’ w/ ARs Defend Against Looters During Minneapolis Riots
    by S.H. BLANNELBERRY……..shame on you BLANNELBERRY, journalist/media like you ( and I’m being polite) is the reason why this country has such division. Your term redneck for a title is demeaning and bias at best. I saw the video and I saw two African Americans carrying rifles. To me those people are responsible Americans. I still trying to figure out why the article was titled that way. Are African Americans rednecks too? I can’t believe guns America will publish such garbage

    • Gramps May 29, 2020, 6:21 pm

      Did you read the quote from one of the “armed rednecks”? He described himself as a “heavily armed redneck”. That’s where the title comes from.

    • Shanz May 30, 2020, 2:17 am

      Reading comprehension is not your strong suit.

    • Ralph Cramden May 30, 2020, 5:01 pm

      Who cares what they call themselves? The cops are not there because they turned tail. These guys are there packing. If sh!t like that were happening outside my door I too would be loading up. The only Dems who carry guns are the criminals.

  • Kenneth Hoffman May 29, 2020, 4:00 pm

    i do NOT believe the cops reacted properly. When i went through the police academy we WERE taught to put a knee in the back of a person during an arrest but only until the person was subdued and handcuffs or zip straps were in place. This was a non-violence arrest which makes the actions of the cops even more criminal. STILL, I wish all the media would get away from the “I can’t breathe” bullshit. The FIRST thing a first responder learns in CPR training is never think anyone is choking (not breathing?) if they are talking — which Mr Floyd evidently was doing plenty of. Just saying …. The media loves to toss fuel on the fire!

    • Charles Surratt June 3, 2020, 8:35 am

      Apparently, you have never had the “wind” knocked out of you or had any heavy weight on your chest or back. And one other thing, you don’t have to crush the trachea to shut the blood flow off to the brain.

  • BwaHa May 29, 2020, 3:37 pm

    Someone has to protect those folks who can’t protect themselves. Obviously the law enforcement can’t be everywhere at once so yeah, good for those folks who are stepping up and protecting their fellow citizens from this blatant, over the top criminality. I can understand being upset with those law enforcement officers who obviously destroyed George Floyd’s life but what do the local shop owners, those who have businesses in the city, those who simply want to make a living selling wares to the public?! What do those folks have to do with the death of anyone? Let alone George Floyd?!

    NOTHING!!!

    Yet the rioters, those who are burning, looting, stealing, assaulting, destroying people and property in the name of George Floyd (may he rest in peace) are nothing more than selfish, self serving, irrational, over the top criminals, vermin who are there just to destroy property, riot, maim and more. They’re not there to respect the life of George Floyd, an obvious victim of two, maybe three police officers’ abuse. Nope, they’re there to feed their destructive, compulsive desires. Nothing more than self serving their compulsions, their hatred.

    Pathetic at best! Criminal and disgusting otherwise.

    May George Floyd’s aggressors be held accountable to the utmost extent of the law and may those who are looting, burning, assaulting property and others in reaction to George Floyd’s murder… may they be rounded up and held accountable for their crimes as well.

    End this shat!

    God Bless America! We’re above this!

    • Ron Page May 30, 2020, 12:19 am

      Some are, some aren’t. Unfortunately there will always be some who will take advantage of a shitty situation. Busing in thugs to make a political statement. They do it under the Vail of defending what’s right. In the end, people will only remember the idiot’s who looted and burned down cop cars.

  • Beau May 29, 2020, 3:00 pm

    It is unfortunate that the death of someone turns into an opportunity to loot. I watch the video and I am deduced by the lack of compassion and apathy on that officer. Even worst the three other officers that just stood around and watch that officer. Yes he is being charged and rightfully so. Now for the looting, Nothing takes away from a legitimate complaint of the people to express their 1st Amendment right by burning down Auto Zone or looting an entire Target department store.
    I did not intent to make this an issue, but it ties into the first. 2nd commandment.. The right of the people to bear arms. The entire police department is under siege. You call 911 medical might show up. Might being the word. You will in all likelihood have to defend your own property. Even mom and pop operation. It would be nice to have a 30 round a r 15 to stop dozens of not hundreds coming to look and burn down your life’s work.
    In closing, George Floyd was denied his civil rights, especially over a $20.00 bill and no evidence that he was a treat to health, safety, or welfare of anyone. Especially the Officer.

  • Winston May 29, 2020, 1:03 pm

    It’s always about blacks with people as you, isn’t it? No race has been more destructive to property and to peaceable society to this country than the black one. The evidence is all around.

    • Javier May 29, 2020, 1:43 pm

      Its not about race it comes down to bigotry if you are white they are not going to do that to ok even me as Mexican American I still will be a little less likely for that happen to me and it more likely for it to happen blacks so you are right it’s not about race it about bigotry

      • Ken May 30, 2020, 11:53 pm

        Math always wins the day! So here we go.

        1 us police shoot and kill more white people in a year than any other race. So if you’re white you should be way more concerned .

        2 In one year, black people in Chicago kill more of their own kind then all police shooting in several years.

        3 The #1 cause of death of a black male between the ages of 15-35 is at the the hands of another black male via gunfire. Don’t believe look up the statistics. The math doesn’t lie!

    • sfvshooter May 29, 2020, 2:38 pm

      I’m sure your hood also doubles as a mask.

    • BERNARD Doug COOK May 29, 2020, 6:27 pm

      Indeed!

    • BrianJMiller May 31, 2020, 11:43 am

      Winston, do the rest of us a favor and get your racist ass out of here. We don’t need your stupidity in the 2A movement.

  • Dan Topp May 29, 2020, 12:57 pm

    Seldom is it mentioned that these surrender tactics the police often use ultimately puts untold numbers of reg grade and law enforcement only grade firearms into criminals hands

  • Leon May 29, 2020, 12:35 pm

    What about the black men standing next to them with AR’s helping the “rednecks” guard this store?

    Why didn’t you show that?

    • Winston May 29, 2020, 1:02 pm

      It’s always about blacks with people as you, isn’t it? No race has been more destructive to property and to the peaceable existence to this country than the black one. The evidence is all around.

    • BwaHa May 29, 2020, 3:43 pm

      The picture I saw did show “that”. Armed white and black men protecting the store in the picture. They were right there with their fellow Americans protecting that particular store.

  • Michael Christensen May 29, 2020, 11:29 am

    This article is just as bad as the liberal media is. Edit the photo to make it look like a bunch of rednecks out playing sheriff for the day. The photo is cropped to show the two white guys on the left. If you had shown all four people who were armed at this scene, you would have saw that the two other people on the right of the photo as you look at it has two black guys with guns as well protecting the business. I have never heard of black people being called rednecks, so if you want to give a news story, give the whole news story, not just your biased news story

    • S.H. Blannelberry May 29, 2020, 12:55 pm

      If I was trying to be biased why would I embed the full video (which clearly shows other citizens bearing arms to protect the storefront)? Also, why would I put “rednecks” in quotes? Cause they self-identified as “rednecks.” People like you are the problem. Too triggered to see what’s what. Go to some other gun forum and waste someone else’s time. AND___ funny you don’t mention the bit at the end referencing the Korean shop owners who defended their storefronts during the ’92 riots… Please, please stop commenting. You’re an imbecile. — S.H. Blannelberry, News Editor GunsAmerica

      • Rick May 29, 2020, 1:12 pm

        Good comeback SHB ! I applaud you.

      • Sharpk May 29, 2020, 1:25 pm

        For being a news editor, you don’t accept well criticism and respond defending yourself with more insults. Not up to the standard of an independent news editor should be. If A is true and B is false, then not necessarily C is true; that’s a logic reasoning that the first comment try to point out.

      • BwaHa May 29, 2020, 3:45 pm

        Great comment S.H. Blannelberry! You’re spot on!

      • John Wieber May 30, 2020, 12:50 am

        No what you focused on was the two white boys ( the red necks ) and no mention of the two black men with them. They were working together to help protect, although I feel no citizens should have been out trying to play cop unless it was their own property, store or family they were protecting. So don’t get butt hurt since you were trying to make something that it wasn’t.

    • Grampstang May 29, 2020, 1:05 pm

      Open your eyes and look at the picture. I see three armed people in the photo two are white, the third is black.

      Who needs to tell the truth?

    • Harris May 29, 2020, 1:23 pm

      I applaud citizens protecting their individual property and Family. My question is what happens if any of the persons protecting these businesses actually have to use deadly force? What State or Federal guidelines are in place to protect them if they have to do so? I take it none of them have been Deputized to act on behalf of a Law Enforcement Entity? Are there statutes that allow armed Citizens to police their communities in MN,or would it be a form of vigilantism?
      Just wondering.

      • Jr May 30, 2020, 9:26 pm

        The federal law does state that you can take action even deadly force if you see that someone is in danger of bodily harm or death. Further more if that were your family that was being protected I strongly believe you would approve of any action needed.
        I am just saying.

    • GuruOfGuns May 30, 2020, 7:38 pm

      Replace “rednecks” with the “N word” and tell us that you would write that if the story was exactly the same, the subjects calling each other “n words”. I don’t think you would and that is exactly the problem, the double standard.

  • KO May 29, 2020, 11:22 am

    “Looting” …such a judgemental term. This was simply the way democrat cities get their occasional spring cleaning done. All rehabs start with good demo! And they don’t even have to pay for it what with the insurance checks and maybe a disaster area declaration…

    I’m sure that after the cleanup, the blue politicians will turn these neighborhoods into state sponsored democratic socialist utopias…you know, like Detroit, Maryland, Chicago, LA etc

    I’m getting in now before people catch on and property values skyrocket.

  • dave brown May 29, 2020, 11:07 am

    Being a Gunner for many of my 68 years, and the Old NRA brought me into The Shooting Sports at age 12 I get these 2 men, but please be careful. Our Cops have changed over the years as their Trainers are more retired Military and Civil Cops need a totally different kind of training then our Military needs. May Draft # was 252 to Nam so I know a little of what I speak. Our Governments have finally realized that cops need to trained The Old School Way as they were being taught to shot way to easy, way to many rounds, and then see if they were right or wrong. Now I am White and I am concerned that our LE ain’t doing the job a Civil LE should do, but there is hope, and if your Black In America U need a lot of Hope today.

    I have Daily Concealed Carried for years and I ain’t stopping now. I actually Believe In Our FFL System which is a form of Gun Control. I don’t believe in the right or the left yet I vote. I am waiting for the Right to give US National Carry, and also to free up Their Offices which are Gun Free Zone, but I digress. I don’t believe in any of US carrying a long gun of which my choice would be an AK and not an AR unless it was chambered in AK of which I own one. Most of those carrying long guns to these kind of events are just asking for trouble and they do not have a clue how they will react unless they have been in Combat or at least a gun fight, which is something most of them have never and should never experience.

    That brings me back to these 2 men and it appers there were more then 2. Sounds like they did the whole thing correctly. Going out to try to put our LE in check (if our LE can shoot first then the rest of us should have the same right, right?). Supporting what appears to be way over the top Copping was good, and of course we still have to support our LE to a point. Then doing their own Policing for the right reasons was a good move. No shooting make it a win win, but what would have happened if they had to shoot? I am readly to back up a cop should the need show up, yet I am also ready to ask a Cop to Stand Down, and even go to the point of making a Citizen Arrest. Now don’t try this at home!!

    For years I have been saying the our LU should allow any office to tell a fellow officer To Stand Down. If one of the other Cops in this case would have told That Experience Cop to Stand Down it might have worked and one more man, one more Black man would be alive today.

  • Alan May 29, 2020, 11:00 am

    And when the stores took inventory to report the losses for insurance not a single pair of work boots was missing.

  • John Mains May 29, 2020, 10:38 am

    What that officer did as well as the other officers that were on the scene was a vile and reprehensible act and I believe that the full weight of the law should be brought down on these thug. I DO NOT believe that gives justification for opportunistic criminals to loot and burn business that the owners may have been just as appalled at the actions of the police.

    • rsmalt May 29, 2020, 12:47 pm

      That turd, Chauvin, isn’t going to fare very well when he hits GENPOP.

  • Bryan May 29, 2020, 10:28 am

    …How wrong is all of this?, how does a case of Captain Morgan and a new 55″ TV help the victim’s family or his memory?…why did the police not retain control of their precinct with the use of deadly force?…if you unleash a few of the M4’s this department surely has in their possession the rioters will not come back to play…peaceful protesting is one thing, when it turns to rioting and looting it’s another, our country needs to develop a hardline stance against it, there will be casualties…and there should be…

    • Udo Walter May 29, 2020, 12:33 pm

      Bryan, raw capitalism looks ugly if not dressed in designer suits and ties. Recommending killing American citizens with M4’s, although it has been done many, many times before in our proud history, is real bad advice. With all the guns available the citizens might see the need to shoot back and that would be a disaster for all of us.

    • Jr May 30, 2020, 9:44 pm

      I confer whole hardly. The action the cops did is despicable and gross to say the least, but so are the actions of these thugs that are doing the looting and destruction. If those Americans that have taken up arms to defend there community have to take lives to do so than thankfully they were there. Empty empty one reload and take aim. Just my opinion.

  • Jay Bird May 29, 2020, 10:25 am

    Want to see someone fuel the fire? The majority of Hannity’s shows for the last two evenings continually ran the video of Floyd being retained and his comments continued to raise the anger in everyone. Not that everyone shouldn’t be angered and enraged, but continuing to throw fuel on the fire doesn’t settle unrest. Now is the time for calm and the pursuit of justice. In my opinion, Hannity is a self serving, self centered loud mouth with a lot of money. He’s off of my viewing list.

    • Jeff Hughes May 29, 2020, 11:43 am

      HA HA!! You actually think those idiots are watching Hannity?!

    • Shan May 29, 2020, 1:21 pm

      Yeah Hannity is a joke. Listen to Mark Levin instead.

  • alpha wolf May 29, 2020, 10:22 am

    did any of these rednecks ever spend a time in the service???or are they playin soldier boy with their ar-15’s thinkin they’re real men when they are nothing but lil boys playin games…get rid of them…let the police and the national guard do their jobs…

    • c May 29, 2020, 11:39 am

      There are no police dumbass. Alpha wolf? Hahaha.

    • Jeff Hughes May 29, 2020, 11:45 am

      so where ARE the police and national guard? maybe they ARE members of the Guard and haven’t been called up yet!

    • Udo Walter May 29, 2020, 12:08 pm

      alpha wolf, these rednecks are the true militia warriors our forefathers put in place to protect our freedom and country. Soldiers, police are mercenaries they are paid to follow orders not to be independent thinkers. Etymology. The word soldier derives from the Middle English word soudeour, from Old French soudeer or soudeour, meaning mercenary, from soudee, meaning shilling ‘s worth or wage, from sou or soud, shilling. The word is also related to the Medieval Latin soldarius, meaning soldier (literally, “one having pay”).

    • Jim May 29, 2020, 12:41 pm

      Since when did a person have to “spend a time in the service” to be able to take up arms? When did the service become a requirement to defending self and property?

    • Katherine Ingols May 29, 2020, 12:42 pm

      They have more balls and integrity than you do, you whiny little bitch, exercising their 2A rights. You just sit there, wetting your diaper, in Mommy’s basement criticizing. Do support the criminals looting? If so, you’re no better. Just a whiny little bitch.

    • Jr May 30, 2020, 9:57 pm

      The point you have made is just that,
      The police are not taking care of the real citizens, and neither is the guard.
      I have been a hunter , and a weapon carrying citizen for thirty plus years with my own training. God forbid I have to engage myself into something like that,
      But you can bet your life i will stand for the rights of my fellow Americans.
      Don’t be a sheep led to slaughter take up arms and defend what is right,and just.
      God bless America!

  • Erwin Lang May 29, 2020, 10:17 am

    All of those thieves should be held responsible for their actions. Many could be recognized as they were filmed on camera. They used an injustice to excuse their own criminal activity. Will they be held accountable? Not likely. There seems to be a silent understanding that their thievery is some how justified. That type of reasoning is very dangerous.

  • George Paul May 29, 2020, 10:08 am

    First I want to thank those individuals that stand up in America, this is what it’s about stand up against evil no matter what label that is thrown on them, God forbid we would call the looters what they truly are, worthless pieces of s..t, if you’re hungry I’m sure there are enough community outlets to feed them if they would take the appropriate steps, not just start destroying the community stores that have suffered because of this virus restricted period and closing their doors for good. I know Reginald Denny, the truck driver that was beat half to death in the LA riots wished you were there to have saved him from a life of permanent brain damage, while the political morons let go the perpetrators to do the same to someone else, May God Bless You brave soles that defend what is right and just no matter where the location or circumstances. I’m so glad Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett would also have been called armed Red-Necks, check your history, they changed the course of America so we may enjoy it now…..

  • Barry bin Inhalin May 29, 2020, 10:04 am

    I was going to ask where the police were in defense of the guarded store, but they were too busy setting up a defense made of bicycle stands that they’d later give up and let the masses torch the Third Precinct building.

    Weak kneed Mayor, weak kneed Governor, weak kneed City Council and yes, weak kneed Police Department. They all deserve each other.

  • Michael Keim May 29, 2020, 10:00 am

    I live in a Twin Cities area suburb so am also seeing this close up. The mayors of both Minneapolis and St Paul are progessisives as are the governor and many city council members. At least 2 of the officers involved had a history of abusive behavior. Nobody did anything about these people.
    When this went down all the politicians sat on there hands and did their usual boohoo this is so sad and terrible. The Guard should have been called out immediatly and looters should have been shot. Instead you saw hot air and politica correctness. Mr. Floyd’s family begged these people not to riot and loot. There is no justification for this kind of behavior. It’s not about justice for George, it’s about free televisions, liquor and whatever else they could steal. They endangered the lives of people who lived in the area and fire fighters. Plus they did millions of dollars worth of damage and are still doing it. I have seen comments on social media and television news trying to justify this behavior as frustration. All I have to say to this drivel is “Screw you asshole! It’s about stealing and wanton destruction. You wreck your own neighborhoods. How stupid can you be. And by the way it wasn’t just black people doing this. There were other races involved too including whites. I’m an old man and I remember the days when looters were shot. A looter is nothing but a lowlife thief cashing in on others misfortunes.

    • glock19fan May 29, 2020, 10:15 am

      Michael, you hit the nail on the head. Shooting looters is most likely what it will take to stop it. Sometimes looters will loot to celebrate! Fortunately I don’t live in MN; it also looks like some were burned out of their homes, an even better reason to shoot.

    • Higgs Boson May 29, 2020, 10:21 am

      I totally agree. Lowlife scum is all the looters are. Peaceful protests are a Constitutional right and I fully support them and in this case would join them.
      By allowing these thugs (all races) to get away with looting and destruction, we only encourage them to repeat it at the next incident.
      The politicians and police brass have no balls whatever. Shoot the looting bastards and it just might discourage repeat behavior.

  • Redneck American May 29, 2020, 9:59 am

    Great Americans there! Thank you.

    Looters should be shot on sight and they would knock that shit off pretty quick.

  • LJ May 29, 2020, 9:54 am

    The anti-gun crowd will argue against your 2nd amendment rights that it is law enforcement’s job to keep you safe and you don’t need to own a gun for protection of life and limb.

    The first thing the Minneapolis police chief did last night was order all of the police out of the riot area for their protection and the rioters immediately burnt down their building, among other structures.

    Some dumb-ass black woman was chanting “kill all white folk”. This is nothing more than mob mentality. CNN just made a ‘big announcement’ that the president said looters should be shot, insinuating he’s a racist. He’s absolutely right, looters SHOULD be shot. CNN also said these people have a right to be upset with what happen to George Floyd. I agree. In my opinion that man was murder, but doesn’t give thugs the right to loot and pillage and burn a down buildings.

    So I’d like to ask the anti-gun crowd – who’s left to protect you and your property when the police are pulled out for THEIR protection?

    Go ahead and call the police, they’ll be right there.

    • maddog May 29, 2020, 10:42 am

      so why would the president be a racist? as stated above, white people were involved also. sounds to me that you are of the black mentality also. all looters should be shot.

  • Stan d. Upnow May 29, 2020, 9:52 am

    Rioters/looters are just opportunistic scum! Think they give a damn about poor Floyd? Think again. They’re just criminals who use any incident as cover to pursue their aims– stealing and violence.

    Meanwhile, the Minneapolis PD has a history of homicidal cops; eg, the Somali officer who shot & killed an Australian woman in 2017, who had called police to report an assault.

  • alex May 29, 2020, 9:49 am

    looks like christmas came early to the hood!! after all this is over and they make a total shithouse of the whole city the bitching will start how they have been (LEFT) behind and nobody cares about the poor black people,blah,blah,blah.the only race in the world that acts this way.

  • John Byrum May 29, 2020, 9:45 am

    Trouble with these guys is that they were originally protesting the police and were not asked to protect the tobacco store. They unilaterally decided to do it. BTW they called themselves rednecks.
    After saying all that as long as they are there no one is going to loot it.
    I wonder though if about ten guys show up and are determined to break in are though guys willing to kill someone? For a tobacco store that likely has insurance?

  • Zupglick May 29, 2020, 9:34 am

    Too bad they didn’t have bayonets.

  • Nicholas May 29, 2020, 9:23 am

    “Before there were cops”, there was “the Militia of the several States” – See Article I, § 8, Cls. 15 & 16, and Article II, § 2, Cl. 1.
    Militia, as defined in Law are all members of the community, with mandatory service for all able-bodied men 18 – 45 required to be organized, armed, and disciplined.

  • Jerry May 29, 2020, 9:18 am

    Going strictly by the one-sided video the news media keeps rolling, what the police officer did seems cruel and unusual. But there has to be another side to the story. Why hasn’t the public heard it?
    And why can’t people realize that if you can’t breathe, you can’t holler “I can’t breathe” repeatedly and with the forcefulness and projection heard on the video?
    All that aside, no matter what happened then, it does not justify what is happening now with all the destruction, looting, etc. And if city/county/state/federal government leaders had any bxxxs, they would have already stopped it.

    • Anthony May 29, 2020, 10:50 am

      What other side to the story do you think there is? Chauvin has 18 investigations with Internal Affairs. The footage never shows Floyd fighting the cop or resisting so I’m just curious about what the other side of the story is that would explain one man unarmed and dead and the other man with a long list of assaults still alive and breathing. I don’t agree with looting by the way but I wouldn’t quickly say shoot a looter dead and at the same time say well that cop had to have a reason to assault and kill like the previous 18 times

      • Kenneth Hoffman May 29, 2020, 4:39 pm

        YOU also have to realize that the video does NOT show anything before George Floyd is on the ground. I am not defending the office (see my previous post) but don’t go by what you see in 20-30 seconds of a video until you see the ENTIRE video. Also, the “18 other investigations with Internal Affairs” could be for a variety of complaints. The media outlet I saw showed a list of complaints with IA but there were no details on the offenses — just file and cause numbers, dates and resolutions. I was LEO and know that there are investigations for everything from running a red light without sirens/lights to using obscene language during an arrest. Would like to see what COD is according to the coroner.

    • Udo Walter May 29, 2020, 1:19 pm

      Jerry, what is the other side of the story ? The man was brutally murdered and it does not matter from which side or angle you are looking at the scene or try to twist it into a pretzel. The man is dead because of 4 evil humans dressed in costumes wrongly believed they are doing God’s work.

      • Ken May 31, 2020, 12:23 am

        Sorry to disappoint you. The Corners report is in. NO signs of asphyxiation or blunt force trauma. When toxicology comes back bet it’s a cornucopia of chemicals in his system. Floyd also has all kind of health problems . You see video of wrestler who had another guy put knee on his neck for 8 minutes and is not dead . Truth hurts. Don’t pass a fake $20 don’t resist arrest and you don’t get arrested. Heres the prediction. Cop beats murder charge and they riot all over again. SHOOT ALL THE LOOTERS NOW AND THE. BS WILL STOP.

  • BCS May 29, 2020, 9:18 am

    Hats off to the armed citizens keeping the looters at bay. It’s another case of ARTR, any reason to riot, obviously the Target store was the culprit and was responsible for Mr. Floyd’s death and deserved to be pillaged. For all of you who have asked why call these men “rednecks” the armed citizens in the video refer to themselves as “rednecks”.

  • Huapakechi May 29, 2020, 9:16 am

    Has anyone else noticed the coordination and planning that has gone into these “spontaneous” riots? It’s almost like they were loaded up and waiting for an excuse to spring into action.

    They blame President Trump. Why? This is a blue cesspool ruled and populated by democrats for decades. democrats have run the city, welcoming any “refugee” they could fund with state and federal taxes. Ignore that unemployment and crime rate, or blame it on President Trump.

    The death of Floyd was an obvious miscarriage of justice, but that does not excuse rioting, looting, and arson. The feckless response to the rioters by city and state authorities only encourages the rioters to escalate their activities.

    “governor” waltz called out a few National Guard troops to stand and watch the rioters, because it’s a lead pipe cinch he refused to authorize the issue of ammunition. There’s enough historic evidence of the failure of democrat “hands off” strategy they are currently employing to bring impeachment and recall actions against the governor, mayor, and police officials involved in every aspect of this debacle.

    And these thugs will continue rioting at the behest of their zampolit until some are shot.

    In the past I’d “arm up” for any travel to or through that area. Now I just won’t go.

    • Shanz May 30, 2020, 2:24 am

      Cute doggie.

  • joefoam May 29, 2020, 9:09 am

    Protesters? I think not. Just rioters and looters looking for an easy score. Thanks to those who stood up against them. Note to anti gun freaks: where were the LEOs when they were needed?

  • Gregory A Eckert May 29, 2020, 9:09 am

    If this is what it takes to keep out of control fools in check, then I applaud these brave men. They are exercising their 2A rights and the business owners, local government, PD and FED’s should be proud of them.

  • Marlow May 29, 2020, 8:57 am

    Come one guys. Get better pics. And to use the term Rednecks is only gonna be divisive in these emotional times. There were clearly others there with those two white guys, and they were black. Now THAT is what should have been seen. Just my 2 cents.

  • Stewart M Bestwick May 29, 2020, 8:43 am

    Bravo to the 2A citizens that have come out of their homes to assist business owners in protecting their businesses. With the attitude of the elected city government, anti-Trump and hard core democrat’s, I won’t be shocked when these same politicians go after those that stepped forward to defend their city and homes. The police started the riots, but it wasn’t all the police, I’m hoping a majority of the local law enforcement are dedicated professionals, but politicians, especially democrat’s, will turn on the defenders when the riots are over, same story, different day and location.

  • Tbone May 29, 2020, 8:34 am

    10 9s to the looters dome !

  • Richard Taracka May 29, 2020, 8:28 am

    Thank god for people that will stand up against this violence. Why call them Rednecks? Is it because of their hair? their dress? They are Americans that are fed up with what is going on. I’ll guarantee you there are outside agitators involved in this.

    • Tony D May 29, 2020, 9:28 am

      I agree with Richard 100 percent about out side agitators

    • Frank May 29, 2020, 9:43 am

      Rather be a live Patriot Redneck that a Dead socialist rioter. Redneck & dam Proud of it!

    • KimberproSS May 29, 2020, 9:48 am

      I saw these guys interviewed. Redneck is a self proclaimed name used by the big guy on the left.

    • watertown May 29, 2020, 9:54 am

      Watch the post – These gentlemen referred to themselves as “rednecks”.

    • Stan d. Upnow May 29, 2020, 9:55 am

      Outside agitators? You mean like Al Sharpton, who’s probably on a fast plane over there right now?

      • Ken May 31, 2020, 12:30 am

        I just saw the news clip Al Sharpton has arrived. Is he helping to calm the situation and help restore peace . No of course not he chanting no justice no peace too. He’s no Martin Luther King. Just a fake Ass civil rights leader with bad hair who by the way owes millions to IRS.

  • SD May 29, 2020, 8:27 am

    We need more armed rednecks. As the saying goes “When seconds count, the police are just minutes away”. I wonder how many of these looters were just let out of prison because of covid 19? Now that was a brilliant move.

    • Stan d. Upnow May 29, 2020, 9:58 am

      Hey, they need that prison space for anyone they arrest for violating the mayors’/governors’ lock-down orders.
      What’s wrong with you?

  • Paul May 29, 2020, 8:27 am

    I think I support these guys actions but I am concerned with exactly how far they can go in defending property. In Louisiana defending yourself and others is of coarse legal but making the mistake of shooting someone pushing your lawn mower he just stole from your garage is not. So I would say to these guys I’m for you but make sure you get them on the way in breaking that window. Remember their will be video!
    “DON”T MAKE ME SHOOT YUO” heard on a video allows everyone to be forewarned.

  • Reticent Rogue May 29, 2020, 8:25 am

    This is not a defense of police action in the Floyd case. It is a word of caution on a subject few consider but that I have studied as a trend for 25 years. Stories like this that bear all the hallmarks of local news but are used on the internet and by MSN to push an agenda–specifically, anti-police; making all local level police appear to be inept or racist or fascist–feed a little acknowledged effort to eliminate local police and replace them with a national police force. Obama slipped such a notion into his version of Agenda 21. There are several reasons why this is a bad idea. The most important of them is the fact that all federal agents are permanently immune to prosecution under state law because of the Supremacy Clause in the Constitution. Local action like this can be prosecuted under state law and, as in this case, the officers were fired. None of this would proscribe to federal police. Another consideration is what I call the Tiananmen Square effect. If a federal police force comprised of locals hesitated to fire on local protesters if ordered, they could easily be replaced with a similar force from some other region of the country. Ya’ll we do not want a federal police force to replace what we have now–even with its shortcomings. Think about that when you see a rash of stories pushing anti-com sentiments.

  • Jango May 29, 2020, 8:23 am

    Why call them rednecks , why not Americans

    • Big Al 45 May 29, 2020, 9:09 am

      Please read again, one of the armed men referenced HIMSELF as a “redneck”.
      The article is passing along truth, NOT judgement, as it should be.

    • CdC May 29, 2020, 9:37 am

      They referred to themselves as rednecks in the video

    • Willy May 29, 2020, 9:37 am

      Exactly,

    • Rodney Steward May 29, 2020, 9:40 am

      True American’s, absolutely !!

    • KimberproSS May 29, 2020, 9:51 am

      When interviewed, the guy on the left made that statement of Rednecks protecting and the guy on the right said that before police there were people like them there to protect…. Americans. So all bases covered.

  • Denny May 29, 2020, 8:17 am

    Love this video….You will never find this kind of coverage on CNN or MSDNC…If enough men in the area would “kit up” this wouldn’t be going on in Minnesota.

  • Dr Manarii Tane May 29, 2020, 8:13 am

    I love it. There should be more armed citizens maintaining order in our streets and keeping the “government” honest.

  • Robert Davis May 29, 2020, 7:57 am

    I can support these guys but I hope they would have the good sense to not be provocative.

    • Stan d. Upnow May 29, 2020, 10:01 am

      According to the Leftist idiots, simply them carrying “assault weapons” is being provocative.

  • Larry P May 29, 2020, 7:54 am

    Property owners are at the mercy of thieves and other forms of criminals during riots. Police can not adequately provide protection for the property owners, period. Many of the property owners reside in their businesses, making the business a duo purpose structure. While sympathy goes out to families of victims involve and in police related deaths, patience must be given proper authorities to fully investigate those deaths to determine if illegal use of police force was involved. Those rioters that use the situation to burn and loot store buildings are nothing but common criminals. The news media attempts to portray looters as victims of injustice instead of criminals, thus are only fanning the flames of racesim to try and justify said criminal acts . A violent act in itself does not constitute a legitimate protest against another violent act. It only creates a separate criminal act that must, and has to be dealt with according to legal and moral standards. Rioters are nothing less that criminals that must be dealt with severely. Citizens have the right to defend themselves protect their homes and property against criminals when police are unable to provide adequate protection. You can call these men that risk their lives to help protect other peoples lives and property in a bad situation “red necks”, but the victims of these senseless and uncaring criminals burning and looting their homes, these men are welcome angles.

  • Survivor50 May 29, 2020, 7:44 am

    Bald, Bearded, Redneck, Rifle…I resemble that remark…
    (Glad to see a “Brother” behind them with a rifle also, and not putting up with this Anarchy !)

  • Slim May 29, 2020, 7:34 am

    What MORON wrote this?! When the headline says “redneck” as the very first word you lost me from go! If all you have at your disposal is ignorant words like “redneck” then truly you are a moron and that is a fact that only a moron would ever try to argue! is your next article going to start with the “N” word? How do you know their not surgeons, fireman, auto mechanics, school teachers, did you ask each and everyone what they do and why there there PROTECTING GOOD people while they WORK so they can keep their jobs and feed their children… What did YOU do for your community EVER?! What would YOU have them do? Just WAIT AND HOPE the cops that CLEARLY aren’t there to save them?! Good are NOTHING more than clean up crews in reality! When seconds count, cops are only minutes away! Never forget that to the lower who wrote this non article since let’s be HONEST HERE… THIS IS A HATE ARTICLE since the FIRST WORD IS RACIAL! Tell me it’s COOL to call people rednecks! If YOU THINK it’s cool standing you take your phone and record the people you walk up to in PUBLIC OR BETTER A VERY PRIVATE PLACE and point your camera at the guy who is about to drop you and take your phone so HE can put up YOUR BEATING on woldstar or any of the other tween sights out there that millions of people end up seeing. This site has become as reliable as Fox News in regards to unbiased news… Just like Fox News you as well have clearly a ONE sided stance on people DEFENDING THEMSELVES AND THEIR CRAP! FIND A NEW PLACE TO TYOE YOUR HATE, I SUGGEST ANY SOCIAL MEDIA SIGHT AS THERE’S PLENTY OF KIDS LIke you to ARGUE WITH!

    • Big Al 45 May 29, 2020, 12:53 pm

      Sit on it Slim, as has been pointed out NUMEROUS times, the men involved referred to THEMSELVES as “rednecks”.
      And Slim, if you really believe that “redneck” is synonymous with the “N” word, you are really out there.
      Hell man, many a southern ‘Gentleman’ are proud of being “rednecks”.
      Referring to someone as a “Moron” is far worse. And you’re guilty there pal.
      Honestly, you need to work on your reading comprehension skills before reacting like this.

    • Donald Crawford May 29, 2020, 1:14 pm

      If you had carefully read the article you would have noticed that one of the people being interviewed had self-identified as a redneck. You need to edit your reply or delete it

      “Basically you see the records that cops keep. And cops are a lot less likely to try and tread on people’s rights when there’re other armed Americans with them,” the other armed citizen told Nesterak earlier in the video. “I figured it’s about damn time that some heavily armed rednecks stood with fellow citizens.”

  • Whathappenedtomycountry May 29, 2020, 7:22 am

    The Trump riding a unicorn shirt😅…thats why nobody takes them seriously

  • Hendrik Joseph Haan May 29, 2020, 7:19 am

    I went out rioting and looting when Justine Damond was murdered by a Minneapolis policeman. Did I get coverage from the Fake News? No!

  • Livinlgl420 May 29, 2020, 7:01 am

    This people, this is why u better stay armed & fine tune ur shooting skills. Not sure if others see it, feel it, but the tension is building fast!!!! I 🙏🏼 for peace, but to many people are fueled by hate.

  • Thomas Adderley May 29, 2020, 6:48 am

    No Police Power but what a deterrent their presence has.

  • timothy beede May 29, 2020, 6:33 am

    Why you showing film of the Wisconsin state democrat convention?

  • Jesse Scott May 29, 2020, 6:27 am

    Effective. Notice in the pics behind them…no looting and burning by savages.

  • John Bibb May 29, 2020, 4:45 am

    ***
    If looters and arsonists mess with the bulls–THEY’LL GET THE HORNS!
    ***
    May God bless George Floyd’s soul, and may He comfort his family. May honest fair justice be done in this horrible incident. May sane Americans win out over those who want to use this incident to destroy Our Country. God Bless America!
    ***
    John Bibb
    ***

  • alpha754293 May 28, 2020, 9:38 pm

    “And cops are a lot less likely to try and tread on people’s rights when there’re other armed ***WHITE*** Americans with them…”

    Fixed the article for you.

    cf. www [dot] inquirer [dot] com [slash] philly [slash] columnists [slash] will_bunch [slash] 7-seconds-thats-how-long-it-took-to-kill-a-compliant-black-man-with-a-legal-gun-20170620.html

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