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'Americans, Nobody Ever Invaded You': Chinese Immigrants On Buying Guns Now

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Here's the nightmare scenario some Chinese immigrants are contemplating: A pandemic forces company shutdowns and leads to mass unemployment. Riots. The need to fend off intruders.

Tyler Chang, a computer programmer who lives in Diamond Bar, said he knows it's unlikely but it's important to prepare.

And an increasing number of people from China have been arming themselves at San Gabriel Valley gun shops.

David Liu, who owns a gun store in Arcadia told us:
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"Americans, nobody ever invaded you. China's always in chaos. They're always in crisis. So people have a sense of danger more than Americans."



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