Armed Black Gym Owner Seeks Peace at New Mexico Rallies

Generally I worry about people bringing guns to protests. But the Santa Fe New Mexican tells the interesting story of how an armed black man and gym owner in Albuquerque, Jon “Bones” Jones, sought to keep the peace at protests. I found it amusing that the article does not even mention the fact that Jones is black, although it shows a video of him. I have no problem with armed shop owners protecting their shops from looting and destruction, so long as they’re careful about it and not needlessly confrontational. I’d rather the professional police forces actually do their jobs and keep the peace and protect people’s property. As for those who want to “defund the police,” what do they think that looks like, if not more people taking defensive measures into their own hands?

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