WATCH: Armed New York Business Owner Fires Warning Shot for Looters

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A business owner in Rochester, New York, drove up near would-be looters by his store, exited his vehicle, and fired at least one warning shot from a long gun.

Video of the incident was posted to Twitter by EJ Bouie and showed the business owner pull into a parking lot, exit his vehicle, then turn and retrieve a long gun from the backseat. He walked hurriedly toward his business, firing at least one warning shot.


Earlier on Saturday, Breitbart News reported on black business owners with AR-15s and AK-47s standing guard in front of their businesses in Minneapolis.


On August 15, 2014, Breitbart News reported armed men protected St. Louis’s businesses from looters in the aftermath of the shooting death of Michael Brown.

Store owners of Riverfront Tattoo used AR-15s to keep their business from being looted and “men with concealed 9mm handguns and revolvers” gathered to defend Mally’s Supermarket.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkinsa weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him at You can sign up to get Down Range at


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