A police chief in Lowell, Mich. has been forced to resign after making a pro-2nd Amendment post in response to riotous leftist mobs that have targeted the city of Grand Rapids with wanton acts of destruction.
Lowell police chief Steven Bukala resigned this week after publishing a controversial Facebook post that caused the anti-civilizational mob to become enraged.
“So these fine young men called me today. They wanted to exercise their second amendment rights and walk down Main Street,” Bukala wrote in the post, which was accompanied by a picture of four young men with firearms.
“They saw what happened in Grand Rapids. They said its not going to happen here. We have your backs. I thanked them for letting me know they were in town and to call if they see something,” he added.
The Lowell Police Department (LPD) caved to the mob and let it be known in a Facebook post that they will not stand for the 2nd Amendment rights of the people when they need them the most.
“We have made mistakes on social media this week, starting with an ill-considered message posted on the Lowell Police Department Facebook page. We then defended this message, arguing with residents or dismissing their concerns,” the LPD wrote in their post.
“On behalf of the City and the Police Department, we apologize to our community for these mistakes. At a time when residents looked to us for leadership, we failed. We must take this opportunity to listen and learn so we can work together to defeat racism and build a more just and equitable society. We can and must do better,” they added.
Left-wing rioting has cost the city of Grand Rapids at least $300,000 in property damage:
Riot damage to county-owned buildings in downtown Grand Rapids will exceed $300,000, which will come out of the pockets of Kent County taxpayers.
“We have no coverage for this, and the taxpayers are ultimately going to end up eating this,’’ Kent County Commissioner Tom Antor said on Thursday, June 4.
Repair costs will be paid from the county’s general fund, which Administrator Wayman Britt says has been strained by expenses tied to the coronavirus pandemic.
“When you do vandalism, when you do destruction to property – these are things that are not covered under most insurance policies,’’ he said.
Repair costs, he said, “is going to undermine our ability to deliver the services that we’re known for in this community.’’
A county building at 82 Ionia Avenue NW houses circuit court probation, Friend of the Court and the Kent County Prosecutor’s Office.
Damage, Britt said, was widespread.
“There was tremendous damage done to the first floor,’’ he said. “Took out a door. Took out windows. Ransacked the inside of the building. A lot of water damage because sprinkler heads came on. Someone attempted to set fire.’’
A few blocks north, at 180 Ottawa Avenue NW, state-of-the-art glass was shattered at the base of the building.
“It was very expensive because we wanted to make sure that it lasts forever,’’ he said.
The cowards folding to the mob are the type of folks who the Founding Fathers would have tarred and feathered during the revolutionary era.
2A Revolution: The Number of Concealed Carry Licenses Issued in Ohio Almost Doubled In 2020
Gun grabbers take another L.
2020 was a monster year for gun sales. The unrest that ensued following the death of George Floyd motivated millions of Americans to get strapped. As cities became hellscapes filled with looting and random acts of violence, Americans learned real quick that the most reliable form of defense in such chaotic times is the right to bear arms.
In addition, a substantial number of Americans took their gun ownership to the next level by applying for concealed carry licenses. Some figures from states such as Ohio suggest that 2020 was also a record year for the issuance of concealed carry licenses. According to Cam Edwards of Bearing Arms, data from Attorney General Dave Yost’s office uncovered that approximately 100,000 concealed carry licenses were issued to Ohioans in 2020.
These figures are the most since 2016 and represent a 78% increase since 2019. More specifically, Ohio sheriffs issued 96,892 new concealed licenses, while 72.340 ohio gun owners completed license renewals. 2018 and 2019 were the top two years for renewed concealed firearms licenses.
Ohio is currently ranked as the 23rd most pro-gun state in the nation according to Guns & Ammo magazine’s ranking for most pro-gun states in America. Additionally, it’s ranked in a sub-par 34th place for states most friendly towards the concept of concealed carry. Ohio’s gun laws still need work, but the state is moving in the right direction after it recently passed a bill to strengthen its Stand Your Ground laws.
The Second Amendment remains a powerful issue and America First proponents would do well to embrace it during election season, when there are many angry gun owners ready to pounce on anti-Second Amendment incumbents and candidates.
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