Families In Florida And Indiana Guard Their Neighborhoods With AR-15s

BY Herschel Smith
3 months, 2 weeks ago

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But that’s not the way the international media reported it.  Consider this headline: “Vigilante residents wield their rifles as they block their street in Florida to guard against looters.”  Here is the URL.

The video of the guarding residents was filmed by a family in a passing car.

They are seen driving past them before using a roundabout to drive back the other way.

The group, who number at least 12, are standing next to their cars and some are holding rifles.

One man is wearing a military-style helmet, combat boots and pants and is holding a rifle.

As the family pass the residents, an older woman in the car says, ‘he has a gun in the black shirt’ as she refers to the man in the helmet.

A girl in the car then adds: ‘This is in Belleview.’

As she turns the car back around, the older woman then says: ‘Look at all these white people. Look at them with their guns.’

Although it isn’t clear from the video, she claims a teenage boy is also standing with a gun.

‘Look at that little boy, he’s a young man with a gun. He’s like 16,’ she says.

Vigilantes, they are.  Bad people, according to the media.  She’s too ignorant of American history to know that the vast majority of the fighters at King’s Mountain were under the age of 18.  The “Over Mountain” men were primarily boys.  Their families had to bring in the crops and do chores.  So to families singing hymns through the streets as the left on horseback, they left for an arduous journey over many days and nights to meet up with the loyalists at King’s Mountain and win what might be the most decisive battle of the war of independence, because it demonstrated to Cornwallis that his reliance on loyalists to win his war was mistaken.   But there’s more.

In Indiana, peaceful protesters demonstrating against police brutality and racism following the death of George Floyd were met with vigilante locals who were armed with weapons.

[ … ]

Video taken on Saturday in Valparaiso and posted to Twitter shows a line of protesters marching — as homeowners stand guard along a white picket fence nearby.

The tweet said the protesters were walking back to their cars along a bike trail, as advised by police “because of the amount of people standing by the street with their bats and guns.”

Vigilantes.  They used that word again.

So the thugs who throw bricks, break windows, block streets, liter the roadways, beat people over the head with boards and shoot people, are “peaceful protesters.”  The peaceful citizens who want to protect family, home and hearth, are “vigilantes.”  The vigilantes should wait on protection from the cops and National Guard troops who are taking a knee all around the country.

Light is darkness and darkness is light.  So claims the evil one.

Actually, seeing these pictures of patriot citizens holding rifles and ready to defend home and hearth makes me more confident in the trajectory of America at the moment.

America has been stomped out of its slumber and some of it, at least, seems ready for self defense against the communists.  They meet the definition of militia in the truest sense of the word and concept expressed by the founders, who opposed a standing army.


  1. On June 4, 2020 at 11:05 pm, Suppo said:

    I am somewhat taken aback by the news that the National Guard (and Police) are not Taking A Knee. Isn’t that how all this mayhem got started?

  2. On June 4, 2020 at 11:07 pm, Suppo said:

    Correction need in above. should read “…now Taking A Knee” (I hate spell check!)

  3. On June 4, 2020 at 11:18 pm, Herschel Smith said:

    Google “National Guard troops take knee,” or “police take knee.” Or Bing. Many states. Many cities. I cannot even link all of the instances. Too many.

  4. On June 5, 2020 at 1:49 am, Beans said:

    We need more Committees of Vigilance. It’s part of the blood of America.

    Heck, the CoV saved San Fransisco twice from rampant criminalism and corrupt politicians, and after the second time, a member promised the CoV would be waiting for the next time.

    Historically, Committees of Vigilance were armed with military grade weapons, including field and fort artillery (one moves quickly, other throws big shot,) cavalry, and armed ships.

    Seriously. Vigilantes are actually good things for the most part. It is part of the whole concept of ‘militia’ as espoused in the 2nd Amendment.

    I like the term. I am happy there are Vigilantes out there, stopping the rioters and socialist bung-holes who are trying to tear our nation apart.

    Considering the socialist bung-holes have already killed and wounded normal citizens trying to protect their property (hey, what about that whole ‘You can’t kill someone just because they’re stealing your stuff’ statement? It’s only okay when they kill you because they want your stuff. Right?) I am pleasantly surprised at the restraint being shown by our Vigiles.

  5. On June 5, 2020 at 1:51 am, Beans said:

    And seriously, if the government gives up their responsibility to protect the citizenry, doesn’t that give the very citizens the right to the responsibility of protection that the citizens abrogated to the government?

  6. On June 5, 2020 at 5:27 am, Tom said:

    The memes and photos of cops and guard troops taking a knee should surprise no one and are intended to demoralize you. Don’t let it. Timothy Treadwell thought he could communicate with the big bears and it didn’t end well for him. Don’t be Tim. There are calls at OK for people to go and defend neighborhoods from looters. Ya defend the shitholes that have been calling for my demise. Log on to OK and participate in “online chat rooms”. Whew. That seems a bit…..unwise not to mention un necessary. Overall OK’s message of defend your community is a good one I think and should be implemented ASAP. Their method however seems needlessly dependent on electronic organization which is a bad bad bad idea. Meatspace is all there is he typed knowing he’d been compromised on the interwebs with his big mouth long ago. Shout out to my fusion center followers! Have a nice day fellas.

  7. On June 5, 2020 at 7:35 am, Dr. X said:

    This is EXACTLY why the communists and the Democratic Party are going to ban AR-15s and hi-cap mags. Because when the feral dindus come to kill, rape, loot and burn your house down, they want you defenseless.

    White people are the kulaks of the 21st century…

  8. On June 5, 2020 at 7:45 am, Fred said:

    I’m happy to see this. You should see the videos of Spaniards defending their neighborhoods. They don’t wait for violence initiation by enemies. Gang members mostly are defending their turf and families. They know who lives there, know what they do and where they work and who their mothers are, they know all the things that you should have been learning about your neighbors and neighborhood. Anybody who ain’t from around there gets jacked and has to walk, well run, out or town.

  9. On June 5, 2020 at 8:34 am, Ned said:

    These “peaceful protesters” and the plethora of burned out a looted businesses they left behind while “honoring George Floyd” have pretty much put to death that idiotic leftist whining question: “Who needs an AR 15 and 30 round magazines?”

  10. On June 5, 2020 at 9:25 am, Paul Bonneau said:

    “Vigilantes”: Ministry of Propaganda, just doing its job.

  11. On June 5, 2020 at 10:09 am, Blake said:

    Vigilantes have been maligned throughout history, when the actual fact has been that vigilantes usually formed when lawlessness got out of hand. Vigilantes would take care of business, clean things up, then get back to the business of living.

    Vigilantes didn’t have the time to rampage for months, because vigilantes were generally citizens who had jobs, families, etc.

    Somehow, vigilantes appears to have been equated with the KKK, which is not who the vigilantes actually were.

  12. On June 5, 2020 at 12:45 pm, penses said:

    During the Manifest Destiny phase of US history if it wasn’t for vigilantes there would have been no law and order. A very unappreciated movement that needs to be revived.

    Texas brags about their handful of Rangers but when they were not there guess who took up the slack.

  13. On June 5, 2020 at 1:02 pm, billrla said:

    Don’t let the language abusers abuse perfectly good words.

    The etymology of the word “vigilante” comes from latin, and shares meaning with the words “vigil,” and “vigilance,” which have very positive and constructive connotations.

    Middle English vigile, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin & Latin; Late Latin “vigilia” watch on the eve of a feast, from Latin, wakefulness, watch, from “vigil” awake, watchful; akin to Latin vigēre to be vigorous, vegēre to enliven.

  14. On June 5, 2020 at 7:26 pm, Casca said:

    She is worried about a 16 year old white boy with a gun? At 6 a squirrel rifle was my constant companion in the backwoods of Tn.
    She’ worried about them as her breathern are throwing moltov coctails and dragging eopel out of wheel chairs and beating them breakign windows of business and looting shops and shooting cops in the back of the head.She is the problem everything is blamed on white the Communist told her so. These people in their neighborhoods had nothing to do with anything. These Black Radicals are causing Amercans to think, look at who iss robbing, stealing, destroying, beating and murdering people, Why are they here to make us contrite and bow down and give them more free stuff?? What they are doing is making and hardening the Citizenry against them. These Radicals indoctrinated, that white or someone or everyone else is responsible for them not living the life of the rich and famous, are making racist out of everyone else. They are don display for what is wrong in the rest of the world. No one should hire one of the Radicals, not do business with them or buili a business in the areas they live or frequent. If you did you might as well not put doors or windows in as they will steal whatever they can get their hands on. You want to know where all the stuff they steal the last few days look on Craigs list or the flea markets, right up the street from or right next to their drug dealers.

  15. On June 5, 2020 at 8:31 pm, MTHead said:

    Vigilantes, Keeping protests peaceful since 1992!

  16. On June 6, 2020 at 9:54 am, penses said:

    “peaceful protesters demonstrating against police brutality and racism” with bricks and molotov cocktails.

    In NY city a cab driver drove for four minutes through the war zone. The only business he filmed still standing was a Guccis located in Trump Tower. The Secret Service kept it and the building intact. Everything else was trashed and boarded up. The MSM won’t show it to the public.

  17. On June 7, 2020 at 5:27 am, The Armed American said:

    Great idea and will generally keep the thugs away and at length, but they should have a covered position formation and should be spread out with an unseen tactical overwatch sniper support targeting and ranging potential targets.

  18. On June 7, 2020 at 10:49 am, 41mag said:

    Ha, that’s awesome, Valparaiso defending against looters.

    Went to Valpo University for EE. The town has good and bad parts so not surprised they needed to show defense

  19. On June 7, 2020 at 3:01 pm, penses said:

    “Taking A Knee” If you will excuse the pun, corporate America is converged to the point that taking a knee is a knee jerk reaction to any demand from the left.

    LOTS of puzzling Questions about the Floyd George Incident:
    1. Why does one photo from behind show the man on the road is not handcuffed and the video from the front that he is handcuffed?
    2. Why is the cop car in the restaurant surveillance video different than the one Floyd was lying behind (different car numbers)?
    3. Why were the cops in the surveillance footage that arrested him different than the police in the actual incident?
    4. Why does the video show the diesel fuel price as 99 cents instead of the regular price in the area of $2.49?
    5. Why does the police car have a non-municipal license plate with ‘Police’ on it?
    6. Why does Derek have a completely different police badge on top of a second police badge matching his partner’s if they work for the same precinct?
    7. Why is it not odd that both Officers Tou Thao and Derek Chauvin have both previously been investigated for excessive use of force and not charged by State AG Amy Klobuchar? Additionally, Officer Derek Chauvin is married to his partner’s sister Kelli.
    8. Is there any cop dumb enough to continue kneeling on someone’s neck for 8 minutes when surrounded by people and being video recorded?
    9. Is it possible for the deceased’s cousins and fiancé to be completely tearless during interviews?
    10. Why does the main cop have one hand in his pocket most of the time he’s kneeling?
    11. Why did the kneeling officer appear completely cool and calm, as if he was posing for the camera?
    12. Doesn’t it seem strange that Floyd and the officer that kneeled on his neck worked security together on the same shift at the El Nuevo Rodeo Club, the officer for 17 years (both were laid off because of the COVID-19 virus)?
    13. Why do the neighbors of this officer say they didn’t know he was a cop and never saw him in uniform?
    14. Why has the same attorney been hired as with all the other big supposed police killings of blacks? Attorney Benjamin Crump. The same attorney that worked on previous cases that resulted in buses bringing in rioters from outside the city?
    15. Why does store surveillance video show Floyd calmly and submissively walking with the officer and not resisting arrest while the officer gently allowed him to sit down on the sidewalk, and multiple officers calmly chatting with him? Is this the kind of suspect that a police officer would feel the need to put on the ground and place his knee on his neck?
    16. Why did the EMT workers (wearing police uniforms including bulletproof vests) roughly handle and dump the unconscious George on the stretcher? This is not how trained emergency workers lift a person with a possible neck injury. Why did they not attempt triage or try CPR?
    17. Can someone really not breathe when someone kneels on his neck and is the victim really able to speak for considerable periods of time if he can’t breathe?
    18. Post killing: Why is a white man that looks like an undercover (St. Paul) cop in black and a riot gear mask carrying a black umbrella walking around breaking windows (and others dressed similarly starting fires) and instigating a riot? Is this reminiscent of ‘umbrella man’ during the JFK shooting?
    19. Why were almost all the rioters leading the destruction of the neighbourhood at the beginning of the riots ‘white’ and not from Minneapolis? In a black neighbourhood after police killed a black man?
    20. Why did the Chief of Police make it a point that those inciting the riots and arsonists were not from Minnesota?
    21. Why was a CNN News Crew not only detained but also arrested?

  20. On June 8, 2020 at 8:30 am, Longbow said:

    Beans said:
    And seriously, if the government gives up their responsibility to protect the citizenry, doesn’t that give the very citizens the right to the responsibility of protection that the citizens abrogated to the government?

    Slight correction, Sir.

    It is the citizens’ right and duty to start with.

  21. On June 8, 2020 at 10:58 am, Gary Griffiths said:

    People defending their homes and businesses with firearms = Vigilantes, eh?

    Imagine the apoplexy it would cause if those people captured rioters and hung them from street lights!??! THAT’S what Vigilantism is!

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