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NY Shopkeepers: We Need Guns

by Robert W. Hunnicutt   |  November 1st, 2012 10

In contrast to earlier catastrophic events like Hurricane Katrina, the looting following Hurricane Sandy has been pretty subdued, though a group of freebooters made their way through Coney Island with shopping lists in mind.

“People were running in and out of Rent-A-Center carrying these big flat screens” the Daily News reported. “They were holding on tight,” said witness Aisha John, 20. “I couldn’t understand how someone could steal a big TV in broad daylight, but no one cared.”

She said people were running out of a nearby Rite Aid with bags of diapers and wipes.

“Look, they’ve been looting our wallets for too long,” said a young male who claimed he helped himself to a TV at the Rent-A-Center.

“It’s about time we start taking this sh—back,” the youth, who identified himself as Jesse James, told the Daily News.

“It was complete lawlessness,” said Ron Troyano, owner of Joann’s Discount Wine and Liquors on Mermaid Ave.

Troyano said the looting continued through the roof of his store even when police were posted at the front door. “We are supposed to come together as a community during times of crisis, not pick at each other like vultures,” he said. “Next time I’m getting a gun.”

There have been disasters, like flooding in North Dakota and Iowa, where communities did come together and looting was practically unknown. I’ll leave it to sociologists, amateur and professional, to explain the reason.

  • The Man

    demographics, that's the reason. and I DO NOT mean rich/poor.

  • PavePusher

    This couldn't happen in Arizona. Go figure….

  • Jason

    I can guarantee this could happen in Arizona. There would just be far more fatalities.

    • Jarhead1982

      Yeah, making it more difficult for the judges of the Darwin Awards, LOL!

  • Christine Guinn

    Perhaps if you people hadn't voted for anti-gun politicians who took away your gun rights, then you would actually have a gun to be able to protect yourself.

  • David

    Classic. Should have bought a gun and some ammo. Too bad you still won't learn from this

  • BHirsh

    Next time you're getting a gun? Next time?

    Shutting the barn door after the horse has bolted. Now, don't you feel STOOPID for not heeding conservatives in the FIRSTplace?

  • Rich Haynes

    Not preped for emergencies. No food, no gas, no gun, no ammo, no water, no medical supplies, no generator, no flashlight, no self protection, etc. ROTFLMAO. You people that have been waiting for the government for a lifeline keep on waiting and learn a very hard lesson. You the individual are the first responders. Keep on dumpster diving. That food will run out also.

  • Larry Gray

    The type of people in Iowa and N. Dakota and those in NY just compare and you will have your answer.

  • Griff Griffin

    If we don't stop crime…crime will stop us…

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