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Riot Predictions "overblown"?

Discussion in 'Survival/Preparedness Forum' started by DaveG, Jul 15, 2013.

  1. DaveG


    May 3, 2009
    So it seems that the bug out scenario many of us imagined did not happen. Thoughts on why?
  2. PIMking

    PIMking Im weird

    Jul 23, 2012
    Because the people that made the threats are just that. Most of those who acted like they're bad ass's were just keyboard cowboys

  3. DaveG


    May 3, 2009
    Well... at least it gave the wife and I a good opportunity to practice with our preps.
  4. Texanmile


    Mar 28, 2011
    What were you planning on doing?
  5. lawman800

    lawman800 Juris Glocktor

    Because unlike before, the cops are better prepared and so are the people who live in the areas.
  6. NIB


    Jul 26, 2002
    Lost Angeles
    I still think that people finally saw what really happened and the majority doesn't care. The media still wants you to believe that all hell will break loose. I'm serious, I heard the news earlier actually start off with reporting that this being day 3 since the verdict and would this be the day that the protest would turn "violent".
  7. alphacat

    alphacat account deleted

    Jul 16, 2003
  8. NIB


    Jul 26, 2002
    Lost Angeles
    Meh, you call that a riot! I've seen worse at a Poison concert.
  9. itstime


    Apr 9, 2006
    :rofl::rofl::rofl: Wow.

    Every Rose has it's thorn.
  10. RMTactical

    RMTactical CLM

    Oct 7, 2000
    Behind an AR-15
    You never know when all hell will break loose... always be prepared...
  11. An awful lot of guns and ammo was sold right after the Sandy Hook tragedy. If the riots had materialized, the response by regular people might have proved "interesting" to say the least.
  12. walt cowan

    walt cowan

    Feb 18, 2005
    fear of backlash?
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2013
  13. Because retaliation will take the form of targeted attacks on weak looking whites instead. It's already started.
  14. Stevekozak

    Stevekozak Returning video

    Nov 9, 2008
    I think the reasons for lack of real riots is multiple. The biggest reason, I think, is that there are very few people that truly believe that the shooting was truly a bad shoot. For all the ranting of the pundits, most people, regardless of race, know that Trayvon lived like a punk and died like a punk. The fact that so many people were prepared and armed for a possible issue is a dissuading factor to those that might be inclined to riot. Eric Holder will do his best to stir up some stuff, though.
  15. Glock30Eric

    Glock30Eric .45 ACP

    Feb 3, 2011
    Southern Maryland
    I don't think it is overblown. The media is stirring up for it and it is undergoing right now. More cities are about to riot in name of Trayvon. I think you came here little too early. Maybe in next month then you can ask us again to see if we have changed our mind or not.
  16. UneasyRider

    UneasyRider C.D.B.

    Dec 1, 2005
    IF this case did not explain it well enough, in Florida people can legally shoot you in the commission of a violent felony.

    Look at the states where you see "rioting" or unrest and they have something in common, a lack of guns and CCW.

    Ain't nobody got time for that!

    [ame=""]Sweet Brown[/ame]
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2013
  17. lawman800

    lawman800 Juris Glocktor

    The media and DOJ will keep at it until there is a riot. Remember, discord and unrest is good for business for both the media and the administration. Don't let a good crisis go to waste.
  18. quake

    quake Millennium Member

    Aug 4, 1999
    Arkansas, USA
    Because the shooter wasn't a "white" enough white guy...


    Sad but true. Suspended three times in a year or so, caught with stolen goods (though the school didn't report it; even to his parents), etc. Definitely a tragedy; as in a tragic loss of a life that was already being lived as a tragic waste.

    But being the one on site when a tragic stream of actions comes to confluence isn't a crime, and if it wasn't zimmerman, it probably would have (sadly) been someone else someday.


    It's pretty telling that we almost never hear about the incident in Phoenix (iirc) last year where a black guy shot a hispanic/white guy in a fast-food drive through. Claimed it was self defense as the hispanic/white guy (a pedestrian, walking his dog) was attacking his car with a baseball bat. Thing is, neither the shooter, the cops, the witness, or the dead guy laying there could produce any baseball bat. The shooter was later arrested for possession of marijuana - his defense was (seriously) that he didn't know pot was illegal. He also got busted iirc for transporting two guys on a drive-by shooting iirc.

    Don't remember much about it; dead guy's name was Aldrich, Aldrin, something like that, and I may have the city wrong.

    But we never hear about that story, do we...
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2013
  19. KML

    KML Millennium Member

    Sep 11, 1999
    Not over blown yet. as long as the race haters are allowed on T.V to get the people worked up there will be a riot or riots to come
  20. jdavionic

    jdavionic NRA Member

    May 1, 2008
    I think we have not seen the peak of the reaction yet.