Hey Lefties! Here's An Example Of The Need For "Assault Rifles"


OK, I used the term "assault rifles" in the title to get your attention. Now let me explain that I do not believe they are assault rifles. They are merely rifles capable firing many rounds quickly. The Left gun control crowd has been saying that there is no need for these kinds of weapons, but my friends nothing could be further from the truth and I want to share with you just one instance that everyone should be able to understand just how needy these weapons are.

The year was 1992, twenty years ago, when following a jury trial, four Los Angeles Police Department officers were acquitted, in April, after being accused in the video recorded beating of a black American named Rodney King.

As a result, people throughout the Los Angeles metropolitan area rioted over six days because of the verdict. They engaged in widespread looting, assault, arson, and even murder. The damage these criminals caused was well over $1 billion!

The rioting finally came to a halt after the California National Guard, along with U.S. Marines from Camp Pendleton were called in to help stop them.

During the riots, more than 60 people were killed and over 4,000 were injured.

On April 30, the second day of the riots, Korean-Americans saw the police fall back from Koreatown, leaving them to defend themselves in the midst of heavy looting and fires. A store owner at the time, Jay Rhee, told the Los Angeles Times, “we have lost faith in the police.”

The Times reported in May of 1992:

In the shadow of a flaming mini-mall near the corner of 5th and Western, behind a barricade of luxury sedans and battered grocery trucks, they built Firebase Koreatown.

Richard Rhee, owner of the supermarket on the corner, had watched as roving bands of looters ransacked and burned Korean-owned businesses on virtually every block.

But here, it would be different.

"Burn this down after 33 years?" asked Rhee, a survivor of the Korean War, the Watts riots and three decades of business in Los Angeles. "They don't know how hard I've worked. This is my market and I'm going to protect it."

From the rooftop of his supermarket, a group of Koreans armed with shotguns and automatic weapons peered onto the smoky streets. Scores of others, carrying steel pipes, pistols and automatic rifles, paced through the darkened parking lot in anticipation of an assault by looters.

"It's just like war," Rhee said, surveying his makeshift command. "I'll shoot and worry about the law later."

From tiny liquor stores in South-Central Los Angeles to the upscale boutiques in Mid-Wilshire, Korean store owners have turned their pastel-colored mini-malls into fortresses against the looter's tide.

For many store owners, the riots have become a watershed in the struggle for the survival of their community.

The store owners shot off at least 500 rounds into the sky and ground to break up masses of people that were looting. They could have only accomplished that with the types of weapons they were using.

By the end of that first day of defending themselves, they have killed four looters and beat back the mob that had moved into their area.

AR-15Though they desperately tried to get the police to respond, even asking "Where were you when we needed you?" police would not show up for another 24 hours. Additionally, it was reported that 200 police uniforms had been stolen and according to a Korean radio announcer at the time, "We cannot trust a person just because they are wearing a uniform."

Eventually things were brought under control. However, understand that the Clinton signed "assault weapons ban" was just two years later. Imagine if that had been in place when the rioting took place. It is highly possible that many of these Korean-Americans would not have been able to defend themselves, their property or their families and obviously the police were not very effective.

So I ask those who may read this article who are in favor of gun bans, more gun laws, and simply more control, are you willing to simply stand for government telling you how you can and cannot defend yourself, your family and your property? You better think this through before you go calling for it. After all, if the police in LA will abandon the people of Koreatown, what makes you think they won't leave you to fend for yourself should something similar take place in your neighborhood?

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  • TPM

    Great story. Here's some food for thought ...
    With California towns going broke, left and right, they're responding by reducing the size of their police forces. The need for self defense / protection is greater than ever.

  • Bambucha

    A veteran friend stated, "The NVA regulars paid heavy respect to the ROK Army/Marines...". Korea had a mandatory 2 year military service rule those days.

  • Jennifer Sanders

    Awesome job recounting one situation where assault rifles are needed! That totally is way more convincing than the multiple mass murders perpetrated by assault-weapon wielding people.

    I'm pretty libertarian when it comes to the 2nd Amendment. But this isn't exactly proving our case.

    • http://www.facebook.com/douglas.gillard1 Douglas Gillard

      Perhaps if you had lived in Los Angeles at the time, you would have different feelings about this example.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Pocono-Shooting-Range/100001567268553 Pocono Shooting Range

    Thanks for Posting!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Pocono-Shooting-Range/100001567268553 Pocono Shooting Range

    The meaning of the phrase "well-regulated" in the 2nd amendment

    From: Brian T. Halonen

    The following are taken from the Oxford English Dictionary, and bracket in time the writing of the 2nd amendment:

    1709: "If a liberal Education has formed in us well-regulated Appetites and worthy Inclinations."

    1714: "The practice of all well-regulated courts of justice in the world."

    1812: "The equation of time ... is the adjustment of the difference of time as shown by a well-regulated clock and a true sun dial."

    1848: "A remissness for which I am sure every well-regulated person will blame the Mayor."

    1862: "It appeared to her well-regulated mind, like a clandestine proceeding."

    1894: "The newspaper, a never wanting adjunct to every well-regulated American embryo city."

    The phrase "well-regulated" was in common use long before 1789, and remained so for a century thereafter. It referred to the property of something being in proper working order. Something that was well-regulated was calibrated correctly, functioning as expected. Establishing government oversight of the people's arms was not only not the intent in using the phrase in the 2nd amendment, it was precisely to render the government powerless to do so that the founders wrote it.

    http://constitution.org/cons/wellregu.htm

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Pocono-Shooting-Range/100001567268553 Pocono Shooting Range

    The purpose of the Second Amendment is to arm people in order to prevent future tyranny. They need the tools to do this.

    The term "Well Regulated" in the Second Amendment meant "Well Manned and Equipped " in 1791 as was determined in the 1939 United States v. Miller case after referencing the autobiography of Benjamin Franklin. The concept of Government Regulation, as we understand it today, did not exist at the time.

    United States v. Miller also determined that the term "Arms" refers to "Ordinary Military Weapons" (not crew operated). American Citizens have the right to Keep and Bear, which means Own and Carry, any weapons that a soldier carries into battle. That includes past, present and future weapons. A Militia consisted of armed volunteers willing to fight with their personal arms and not under government control.

    To limit the Second Amendment to muskets would be the equivalent of limiting the First Amendment to writings in quill pens.

    Liberty is worth the risk of death!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bob-Lee/100003518919030 Bob Lee

    The best defense is a good offense, let decent people have good weapons so we can keep the evil guys at bay!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/rick.jason.77 Rick Jason

    Americans will be under martial law within the next 90 days. Either due to a False Flag, econonmic crash or a weapons confiscation prog. like the UN Small Arms Treaty, all of which will be a Globalist supported effort.

    Patriots plan for resisting the Globalist agenda:

    Develop Secure Community Co-ops (Interactive Neighborhood Watch on steroids). Grps. should ideally consist of 5-15 neighbors that are like minded conservatives. Also all should be relatively responsible adults.

    Members should work at fortifying local, county and state govts. as well as joining Shrf. Reserve Forces (as long as the shrf. is an oathkeeper), Constitutional Sheriffs Assoc./ USCDA, State Militias, Constitutional Militias, etc. Also, should be involved in TP, 9-12, John Birch Soc., etc.

    SCC's should have a liason with other like-minded grps. in order to give/obtain support when needed.

    The states should and hopefully will be the first line of defense against an overreaching tyrannical govt.(Don't count on it if you are living in a Blue State) Next, it would fall on the counties and local communities, working in concert with the various State Militia units, Co. Shrfs' Depts., Constitutional and SCC elements. After that, if needed, Bug Out procedures should be implemented. Hopefully, to safe areas.

  • servant

    The Poly-Tic shuns (politicians) [double minded-forked tongue and tics being a blood sucking insect} will always make sure the police protect them and their offices and homes.

    But you and I, well there is NO LAW, that says we are to be protected at all times under all conditions, so the this Job falls. . . . upon THE SELF!
    SO AS YOU CAN PLAINLY SEE, THIS IS BUT ANOTHER PROGRESSIVE ACTION, FOR THE PRIVATE CITIZENS TO BECOME TOTALLY DEPENDENT UPON GOVERNMENT!
    Soon you'll all need in triplicate a signed permission order to use your own bathroom! Plus don't you dare to pass gas, as it Methane and that's labelled a pollutant by the EPA, and you'll be fined $10,000.00 for each violation!

  • Postal67

    "From the rooftop of his supermarket, a group of Koreans armed with shotguns and automatic weapons "

    I hope that was a booboo, if Koreans can have automatic weapons, I want one too... Mine Russian M44 only holds 5, so I make them count.. But with Zero O'Booboo I may have to buy a storage bin for a bunch of rocks..

  • netandyawho

    The commander in chief of todays' LOOTERS resides in the white house!

  • TD

    I remember this also. I remember when I was in LA and being harrassed by the cops. I did not have a police record nor was I the same ethnicity of Rodney King. Note the irony here. A criminal drug user is being taken down. The cops get arrested and then aquitted. The drug user wins a multimillion dollar settlement after causing all the problems listed in the article. What happens? He is later busted for drugs. 20 years later he is on CNN being praised for surviving his "terrible ordeal" and then what happens. He OD's and drowns in a swimming pool. Because of him riots happened and the people rioting have no real clue of what Rodney King was. People have to arm themselves because the police are too scared or not willing to quench the riot. The mayor at the time, a fellow black man, turned his back on his city. This is why we have the second amendment. For times like these.

  • denis r

    The Koreans are among our staunchest allies in this crazy world....One of my proudest achievements was to be an officer on a troop transport carrying Korean White Horse Division troops from Busan to Na Trang and Qui Non during the Vietnam conflict...The Koreans gave us 30,000 troops in support of our Viet. fight for freedoms of an oppressed people...they love freedom every much as do we in this great country... They did not mess around...they fought to win--so charlie generally avoided contact with the Koreans...

    In LA riots, it was self defense on their part...Koreans are well informed about that very valid principle, and not afraid to defend...They well know as should all US citizens that self defense means the right to bear arms as gauranteed by our wonderful constitution...Take that right away, then we all become commie slaves... What would puzzle me is how could a commie washdc convince our valient military to go along with weapons confiscation from the civilian population as we are all on the same side....