Ryan James Girdusky, "When 'assault weapons' saved Koreatown"
This year marked the 20th anniversary of the Los Angeles riots, sparked by the acquittal of four Los Angeles Police Department officers accused of beating the now-deceased Rodney King.
During the 5 days, mobs around Los Angeles:
- looted stores,
- burnt 3,767 buildings,
- caused more than $1 billion in property damage, and
- led to the deaths of more than 50 people and
- left another 4,000 injured.
A story that has been forgotten since then is that of the brave storeowners in Koreatown who fended off mobs with handguns, rifles and assault weapons.
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