Pro-gun rights billboard in Colorado features native Americans

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    Pro-gun rights billboard in Colorado features native Americans

    I like this billboard.

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    Greeley resident Maureen Brucker, who has worked with Native American organizations and who frequents the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota as an honorary family member, said she thinks the billboards are making light of atrocities the federal government committed against Native Americans.

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    Au contraire, Ms. Brucker. I think this billboard makes a very serious point about the atrocities of a government against disarmed people. Let it not happen to any of us again.

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    I like it too!
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    Honorary family member... yeah, right. As one who has spent a fair amount of time on both Pine Ridge and Rosebud, the Rez is about as rough as it gets. I'll keep my guns, and the government can keep its free cheddar.
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    Lets not foget Wounded Knee twice

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    I love it. Most people in this country have been brainwashed, meaning that they don't understand history or human nature. Here in the USA, we haven't had, or at least not in our lifetimes, "interesting" times like in Bosnia, Syria, the former USSR, or a host of other uprisings/revolutions. People are complacent and think, "But....but.....but....this is America! Those things don't happen here!" Well, guess what? The reason those things haven't happened here is because of the U.S. Constitution. And specifically, the 2nd Amendment.

    It is in the nature of some people to dominate over other people. Period. Whether it's a criminal or an oppressive government, it makes no difference. There is a reason why the gun was once called an "equalizer;" it puts a 110-pound woman on par with a 250-pound aggressive would-be rapist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shadowwalker View Post
    Lets not foget Wounded Knee twice
    Or the Washita, or Gnadenhutten, or Chief Joseph's people, or countless other painful, embarrassing tragedies.
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    The detractors are either themselves revisionist historians or have listened to too many of them. The point is clearly that the Native Americans were lied to and taken advantage of by the US Government. They were disarmed and stuffed onto reservations. Why should we think the government will deal differently with the rest of us if we allow them to lie to us (which they are currently openly doing) and disarm us?
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    Many of the atrocities committed by the government would not have been solved by firearms. Google online Cobell vs. Norton, et al. It's amazing what was done both to the tribes as a whole and to individual Indians. The worst part of it is that most of it was done by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Most of the senior employees of BIA are Indians and did it to their brothers and sisters. Greed, pure and simple.

    But I do like the billboard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lionround View Post
    Many of the atrocities committed by the government would not have been solved by firearms. Google online Cobell vs. Norton, et al. It's amazing what was done both to the tribes as a whole and to individual Indians. The worst part of it is that most of it was done by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Most of the senior employees of BIA are Indians and did it to their brothers and sisters. Greed, pure and simple.

    But I do like the billboard.
    And which Indians become senior employees of the BIA?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike1956 View Post
    And which Indians become senior employees of the BIA?
    Mike, I worked on that case for over 4 years and almost all of the senior BIA employees were Indians. I can't speak to the bureaucrats in DC, but in all the field offices I went to, and there were many, most of the managers were Indians.
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    My thanks to the chief

    When I was a strong union member although not brainwashed by the masses within, I brought up the subject of gun control at a union meeting. I was the Lone Ranger that day until a Indian that claimed to be a chief of his tribe (which I can not verify) stood up and stated that my statement was not to be laughed at or excused. He stated that here is a white man stating the truth that once the firearms are taken away you will be ruled as the Indians were. That was many years ago but he stood up for me that day and he deserves my thanks. He would have been proud to be depicted on this sign and I stand with him.

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    i think this billboard is awesome. i saw this the other day somewhere on the internet. makes most people actually stop and think about things like maybe the government doesn't actually do whats best for the people.
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    While we remember the times the government massacred the defenseless masses.....Don't forget the battles where the masses defended themselves successfully against the government. Shows you how people CAN and WILL defend themselves. One comes to mind, LITTLE BIG HORN and Custer's Last Stand. I am sure there are many others.
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    Anyone who believes they can be happy and prosperous letting the US Govt take care of them needs to take a closer look at the American Indian.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ransom View Post
    Greeley resident Maureen Brucker, who has worked with Native American organizations and who frequents the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota as an honorary family member, said she thinks the billboards are making light of atrocities the federal government committed against Native Americans.
    Au contraire, Ms. Brucker. I think this billboard makes a very serious point about the atrocities of a government against disarmed people. Let it not happen to any of us again.
    Sad, to think that such messages to the citizenry need to come with a clear note of the satire, irony or tongue-in-cheek aspect of the message. And it's incredibly sad to think it'll take an extreme kick in the teeth to open the eyes of a good portion of the citizenry.


    I like the message of that sign: that the governing few could easily become as bad as the tyrannical heartless few from decades past, if given only the least amount of wiggle room.

    IMO, the failure of the message amongst the not-too-subtle percentage of citizens who mistake its meaning could be corrected by adding an asterisk and an additional statement, such as: "Citizens don't let their governing few disarm them; Subjects do." ...

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