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Asian Americans have been coping with the rise in anti-Asian attacks over the past year in a range of ways. Some are going out in public less. Others are organizing community ambassador programs, or escorts for the elderly. But one small group of people in southern California is thinking about a very different response: Taking up firearms in self defense.
With no letup in racist violence in US, fears drive many to resort to self-defense More Asian Americans are arming themselves for protection amid a surge in violence and abuse directed at them during the coronavirus pandemic. Tim Hensley, general manager of Towers Armory, a gun shop in Toledo, Ohio, told China Daily that the number of Asian customers who have come to his store recently has jumped from "a couple of people a week" to "four or five a day". Most of them are first-time gun owners who feel the need to take matters into their own hands to fight for their security, Hensley said from his shop in the industrial suburb of Oregon. "I think people have just now realized that they can buy a gun," he said. "While it wasn't a big priority before all this, now it's becoming: How do I become more self-sufficient and be responsible for my own security and less dependent on public services? So guns become a much cleaner option for you at that point."
originally posted by: CthruU
a reply to: Waterglass
It's a crying shame that some folks feel the need to arm themselves for protection in the land of the free.
Or are you sticking to having no idea?