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Gun Sales Surge Amid Riots, Violence in Charlotte

(Jeff Siner/The Charlotte Observer via AP)

Residents in and around the Charlotte, North Carolina, area are lining up to purchase firearms after a second night of violent rioting.

On Thursday morning, employees at Hyatt Guns arrived at work to find a line of people waiting to purchase some protection.

“First off, our prayers are with law enforcement this morning. People are afraid. They see lunacy in the streets being perpetrated by criminals and they are gearing up to protect themselves,” Justin Anderson, director of marketing for Hyatt Guns, told the Washington Examiner.

“Sales last night were brisk. Most of the purchases were self defense shotguns and 12 gauge buckshot,” he said.

Smart choice.

“We had people waiting at the door this morning who are looking at similar guns. People that were on the fence about buying a gun prior to last night are now making that purchase,” added Anderson.

Nothing influences one’s support for the Second Amendment like violent posses beating people, shooting bystanders, and setting property on fire in your own backyard.

Various videos have surface from the rioting and violence in Charlotte. Fox News described, “Ugly scenes emerged from Wednesday night’s rioting in Charlotte, including Twitter video of a white man being beaten and dragged by a mob, and the brother of the black man whose death in a police shooting touched off protests telling media that all white people are ‘devils.'”

“Just know that all white people are f****** devils, all white cops are f******* devils and white people,” said a man identified as Scott’s brother.

The riots started after Keith Lamont Scott was shot by police. Authorities say Scott was armed; his family says otherwise.