US election 2020: People in Michigan are buying guns in fear of post-election civil unrest

US election 2020: People in Michigan are buying guns in fear of post-election civil unrest

The Boogaloo Bois are a disparate, loosely-organised movement with no identifiable leader They were waiting in their cars before opening time and, as the doors were unlocked, Detroit’s newest gun owners streamed in to buy firearms. "They don’t even know the process," Bill Kucyk, the gun shop owner told us. "They just want to buy guns – and I’m getting about a hundred calls a day about it." He motioned to an empty stack of shelves in front of him. "Normally I’d have about a hundred guns in this cabinet but they’ve been sold twice over. The store has been cleaned out several times." The citizens of the key swing state of Michigan are arming themselves because of fears of civil unrest in the event of a disputed election result. Boogaloo movement is ‘serious threat’ A young mother of two, Lexus Lewis was trying to buy a 12-gauge shotgun which she was struggling to hold up to her shoulder. "She’s going to need some serious training to use that," Mr Kucyk told us as we watched her wrestling with the weapon. More from Us Election 2020 But Ms Lewis – like everyone else we spoke to in the shop – is very concerned about security and protecting her family from an unspecified threat. Americans are buying guns in fear of civil unrest after election "All of this is new," she confessed to us. "I’ve always been a little insecure living in Detroit, Michigan, but it’s all new to me… […]

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