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Violent Flash Mobs....seem to be on the increase!

Discussion in 'Survival/Preparedness Forum' started by LongGun1, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. LongGun1

    LongGun1 StraightShooter

    http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/06/chicagos_violent_flash_mobs.html

    The article is interesting...but the comments even more so! :whistling:


    This behavior seems to be on the increase in large & even medium sized cities having a large entitlement population.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71Ci6wUJ7GQ

    http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=news/crime&id=7347188

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xO_Sv8Yj4F4&feature=related


    Hopefully...they will not reach the intensity of the 2005 (and later) Paris Riots! :shocked:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2005_civil_unrest_in_France

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article2983714.ece

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ope3xYSlv4U

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KbmDon21w0&feature=related



    Situational Awareness would seem to be key to avoidance...

    ..but the suddenness of an massive human wave attack from all sides would be 'all out intense'!


    Is it even on your 'preparedness radar'?

    How to defend against such an attack?





    Comments??
     
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  2. I don't see the point of the article. How is segregation is the reason for flash mobs & how would desegregation solve Chicago's problems? There are no examples cited where desegregation has been a success. There have been flash mobs in other cities, although not as bad as Chicago. Do blacks really want to "integrate into the larger society" with government pushing them? How would such a thing be accomplished?

    Arming the populace is a better solution by eliminating Illinois' horrible gun laws.
     


  3. kirgi08

    kirgi08 Watcher. Silver Member

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    Yes,my friend it is.Defense,not being there.As you said S/A has gotten me outta trouble more than once.We live in a area of about 100k folks,we know what ta avoid and how ta do it.When we do go ta "town" we take our F250,for the simple fact it's our toughest rig and we carry enough ta get back home if needed.

    This nations on the verge of implosion and if it does happen,I'd rather be home than not.'08.


    :goodpost: LG-1.
     
  4. LongGun1

    LongGun1 StraightShooter


    The majority of posters in the comments section seem to be in agreement with your assessment! :supergrin:




    Except that would very likely lessen the number of entitlement voters the Democratic Party so desperately needs! :whistling:





    Personally...I also feel 'push' is rapidly headed towards 'shove'..

    ..especially when considering the dire financial straits FedGov is in..

    ..combined with the (seemingly) imminent decline/collapse of the dollar as world reserve currency!


    A time of extreme suckiness may be right around the corner...

    ..as entitlement takes on an entirely new meaning! ;)
     
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  5. MadMonkey

    MadMonkey Spershul Furces

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    This is why I carry at least 32 rounds and stay in Yellow :whistling:

    Condition Yellow for two reasons, actually. Situational awareness, and the fact that I have no problem beating a hasty retreat from an iffy situation :rofl:
     
  6. The short answer is: Chicago is an excellent place to do this, gun laws are good for the criminal (political and otherwise)
    Much like people getting off planes in Miami were the target some years back, pretty safe bet that they wouldn't be "packing".

    The long answer is well...........too long.
     
  7. cowboy1964

    cowboy1964

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    So now the percentage of people getting off planes packing in Miami has suddenly skyrocketed?
     
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  8. powderhead

    powderhead

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    You make a good case for high caps.
     
  9. MadMonkey

    MadMonkey Spershul Furces

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    Thinkin' I need to get a double mag pouch soon... 39 rounds of 9MM for the USPc and 6 more in the LCP should cover most eventualities :embarassed:

    If I was expecting to get jumped by one person, I wouldn't go out that night. I watch what the world throws out, and plan accordingly.
     
  10. mac66

    mac66 Huge Member Millennium Member

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    My son lives in Chicago. When I asked him about it he said, "What? Oh yeah that. Media making a big deal out of a few incidents." He did say that he has a few clients in the area where the flash mob thing happened but said most of his clients carry guns. Guns in Chicago? Apparently it is a well kept secret that many average people ignore the gun ban. Kind of a don't ask, don't tell thing going on.
     
  11. UneasyRider

    UneasyRider C.D.B.

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    I could not agree with you guys more, and it won't be pretty when it does.

    Miami, what a crazy city! What the state of Florida did was to ban rental car identification stickers and tags. Now they have to follow you out of the international terminal.

    Good advice, I already take it.
     
  12. wjv

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    Unfortunately, in many of the cities where these events are happening, the powers that be would rather prosecute YOU for defending yourself, than the "poor misunderstood youths" who are terrorizing the city.
     
  13. WolfNotSheep

    WolfNotSheep Tackleberry

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    Be ready to respond with overwhelming violence, or by running....
     
  14. AlexHassin

    AlexHassin

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    and one of these days someone writting articals will figure out what a flash mob actully is. reall one, no need for a gun. these i whould more discribe as multiple attacker situations
     
  15. RWBlue

    RWBlue Mr. CISSP, CISA CLM

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    Hmm, It doesn't appear to happen in places with CCW.
     
  16. Kevin108

    Kevin108 HADOKEN!

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    Flash mobs are based in attitudes and activities many young people are attracted to: social networking, artistic expression and civil disobedience. The "flash mob" antics started out as what most would consider artistic ventures. That may still be what most are intended as but for a cunning criminal, the flash mob makes an excellent diversion for crime to be carried out unnoticed. Also, if the even has a mob costume, it could make an ideal situation for a criminal to blend in and escape.
     
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  17. HAMMERHEAD

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    I think he's referring to the surge in crime against tourists that occurred after FL residents got CCW rights.
    Crooks started targeting tourists because they knew they would not be armed. Anyone in a rental car was a target for the same reasons.
     
  18. kirgi08

    kirgi08 Watcher. Silver Member

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    Any excuse ta riot,for personal gain or a political statement.Roll the dice,they do.'08.
     
  19. lawman800

    lawman800 Juris Glocktor

    Take them down hard and fast to show you mean business. Just like keyboard commandos, most are cowards when push comes to shove.
     
  20. Arvinator

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    Thank God I live in Arkansas! While we do have our problems, a band of thugs could be greeted with extreme levels of bad attitude towards this kind of stuff. I live in a small town from paycheck to paycheck, but I do not have to deal with this walking trash, but I do keep plenty of guns & ammo on hand in case all havoc breaks loose.