The Mob Has A Mind of Its Own

The Mob Has A Mind of Its Own

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    The Mob Has A Mind of Its Own

    And people assume its personality. This shows that civil unrest and violence can happen anywhere, regardless of motivation or ethnicity:
    8 arrested in Calif. city after US Open of Surfing
    How do you respond when it is the front window of your home or business they are coming through?
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    I do think it takes a certain mindset/disposition to participate in something like this
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    Coming through the front window of my home! Simple, Bang Bang Bang...... Till they either turn and run or I run out of ammo.
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    For once I agree with Joe Biden and his shotgun, though not a shot in the air. 00 buckshot will calm the rest of the crowd down when the first one in, is also the first one out the window.
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    Coming through the window of my home? The last thing that would go through that mob's mind is several pellets of 00.
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    I can safely assume that someone coming through the window of my business has bad intentions. I would deal with them accordingly.

    {edit} Watching the video, I saw that some of the crowd tried to stop the looting. Not complete mob mentality. I'm more inclined to believe that there are thugs that constantly walk among us and just wait for moments of opportunity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WHEC724 View Post

    ... I'm more inclined to believe that there are thugs that constantly walk among us and just wait for moments of opportunity.
    ... with an entitlement mentality, apparently.
    Rats!
    It could be worse!
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    For the ones that love 00 Buck...have you tried 000 Buck? Think of a full load of BB's on top of a hot powder charge. Much more damage than 11 rounds of .32 ammo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike1956 View Post
    And people assume its personality. This shows that civil unrest and violence can happen anywhere, regardless of motivation or ethnicity:
    8 arrested in Calif. city after US Open of Surfing
    How do you respond when it is the front window of your home or business they are coming through?
    Same as with any other violent, deadly threat to me or mine. Doesn't matter if they have been surfing that day, choose to do so while rioting with others, or whatever else blows their hair back. Come at me violently, and I'll treat you like any other felon. As it should be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Badey View Post
    I do think it takes a certain mindset/disposition to participate in something like this
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    ... with an entitlement mentality, apparently.
    and likely some amount of alcohol consumption
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    Thought you only saw riots like that after soccer exhibitions.
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    Lots of good video of faces, in those clips. I'm sure a few folks are being identified right now ...

    Who knows how it all began? The couple of articles I have read are spotty on that, focusing instead on the riot and not where it came from. Sure, some spontaneously combust. Sure, some grow out of a dozen miscreants who've infiltrated and are seeking to incite riot. No can tell, in this case, not without more information.

    Either way: you riot, you risk folks refusing you ... even at the point of their defensive guns. Deal with it.
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    In a SYG state the results of a riot might be very different.

    CA deserves what it gets in these matters.
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