times like those are when legally licsenced law abiding citizens need their weapons the most. in the end the national guardsman who said he would hate to shoot an american is scary stuff. not to lessen the effect of the hurricane but that was a little rain, what if a nation wide catastrophic event happened? another great depression, the complete loss of the power grid, what then?
As a very last resort, you can chain yourself to something in your house, or just lie down and go limp like Jello. It'll take at least two of them to carry you for any significant distance, and they're probably not very interested in putting up with that sort of crap, especially if you have some friends/family who are doing the same. It sounds kind of like something a liberal tree-hugger would do, but it is effective. Passive resistance (probably) doesn't give them a reason to do anything violent, like shoot you.What do you do when cops have an AR or 12g pointed at you? You really have no choice but to cooperate no matter how bad ass you are.
they were upsetting to watch but like Memphis said what are you going to do. as far as the LEO they should get twice what a BG should get because they are trusted agents and if they purposefully abuse that power their punishment should be harsh.
Exactly why many states have passed, or are in the process of passing, laws preventing this from happening again. It's also an example that "It can't happen here" isn't necessarily the truth.