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I don't think this dork is pro-2A or owns any guns.

Small gun groups don't stand chance vs. U.S. government - Alamogordo Daily News

Small gun groups don't stand chance vs. U.S. government
Alamogordo Daily News
Michael Glover, Alamogordo
Posted: 01/02/2010 12:00:00 AM MST

You've got to hand it to these wingnut, right-wing fringe lunatics. They are a tenacious bunch and they really have the passive-aggressive tantrum act down to an art, don't they?

After thoroughly embarrassing themselves last year with their self-appointed moniker of simple "tea baggers" before researching the various nuances of the term, now they simply want to have a "tea party" in the park without, of course, the cups, saucers, scones, crumpets and extended pinkies Š or even tea, for that matter.

This time, they want to "exercise" their Second Amendment "rights" by packing and displaying firearms. As a firearm owner and Second Amendment advocate, I have to say these people may just serve as a good example of why many in this country would like to see the Second Amendment repealed.

Our Constitution guarantees us the right to keep and bear arms. I own many firearms and am content with my right to own them. Still, there is a big difference between owning and using them at will for recreation or showing up on a street corner (or a movie theater) for a radical, politically-charged protest a gun strapped to your hip.

This is not the Wild West anymore. There is really no reason to open-carry in public like these freaks will do. I interpret "open-carry" to mean that any time I travel in my vehicle with any weapon, I need to have them on the seat, in plain sight, to any law enforcement official I may encounter so that they can be confident I don't have any hidden "surprises" for them. I don't interpret this as some kind of "right" to stroll through Walgreens with a Mac-10 hanging from my shoulder. These people do more damage than good to our Second Amendment rights.

Besides that, they don't even know what they are protesting in the first place! The Obama administration has given no indication that it intends to touch the Second Amendment. The NRA has a long history of whipping conservatives into this same frenzy every time a Democratic president takes office. Again and again, these reactionaries fall for it.

It may be a lot of fun to show off your guns in the park while making a lot of noise and posing an implied threat of overthrowing your own government. If push ever came to shove, though, I'm afraid this "cowboy" mentality just wouldn't hold up long with U.S. soldiers and snipers shooting back.


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A term I've often heard is "Silence is Acceptance." While I may not always agree with some of the things people do when it comes to gun ownership, I'd rather see those things than nothing at all.

This battle for gun ownership rights that every damned one of us on this forum is involved in will NEVER end but it surely will head in the wrong direction if we're all complacent.
 

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Mr. Glover may own a few guns, but he does not understand gun ownership and its guarantees by the 2A.
Perhaps he could relate if he were allowed to use the 1A at home, but not out in public.:rolleyes:
 

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That one got my blood boiling.

My reply to the Alamogordo Daily News:

Mr. Glover is sadly wrong on many fronts. First off, it was so-called "reporters" in the Obama-adoring liberal news media who applied the term "tea baggers" to the groups sponsoring "tea parties." The fact that a term charged with offensive sexual innuendo would be aired on nationally-broadcast television was apparently lost on the same crowd who delight in digging up dirt on Sarah Palin but who give Bambi a free pass on his questionable and sparsely-documented background.

Embarrassment? I don't know any tea partiers who are embarrassed by their actions, certainly none of the million-plus who showed up for the event in DC last fall. The network news media are clearly the ones who need to be embarrassed, however, by their head-in-the-sand approach to covering the event. Parades by naked homosexuals in San Francisco historically get more coverage than that important march on our nation's capital by a million Americans feeling disenfranchised.

Next, if Mr. Glover truly believes that "The Obama administration has given no indication that it intends to touch the Second Amendment," then he must also believe that Eric Holder, Rahm Emanuel, Janet Napolitano and Joe Biden are merely fictitious characters who are not part of the Obama administration. All have spoken publicly and/or privately within the past year about limiting rights regarding private firearms ownership and use by Americans.

Lastly, one can bash the NRA until the cows come home. Yes, I'm a member, and I don't agree with 100% of their positions, but there is no other group investing as much time and resources for the preservation of the right to keep and bear arms as the NRA. If Roy Nagin was mayor of Mr. Glover's city when a Katrina-level disaster struck, the many firearms he says he owns would be confiscated - by force, if necessary - "for your safety." I'd like to ask Mr. Glover under what Constitutional privilege did the civil authorities confiscate legally-owned private property? The NRA sponsored new legislation and multiple lawsuits to get the confiscated property back to its rightful owners and to prevent such illegal acts in the future. For that alone the NRA deserves my thanks and praise.

Readers should pay close attention to the fact that the Constitution and the Bill of Rights do not GRANT freedoms and liberties, but rather they recognize God-given rights and PROTECTS them from interference from government. If that understanding makes me a "wingnut, right-wing fringe lunatic," then that is a badge I will wear proudly.
 

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Very well written and with the right message!! Well done, Smitty! :congrats:
 

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gasmitty i think covered most of my points... I can't stand when gun owners still act like sheep..... NRA all the way!
 

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Just how 'few' are we? For the last year and a half, every single month nearly enough firearms were bought by the citizens of the US to outfit the largest standing army in the world - China. That's every single month! Before the Obama panic, enough firearms were bought by our people each month to arm the world's second largest army - India. Every month!

Who are these 'US soldiers and snipers'? They are your brother, sister, father, niece, uncle, and the kid who used to deliver your newspaper. They are us. One of the reasons these citizens joined the military is patriotism. They have sworn to protect the Constitution from all enemies, both foreign and domestic. They also know what an 'illegal' order is, and that 'I was only following orders' is not a defense.

While the Second Amendment allows us ownership of firearms, and use of them for recreation and protection, the purpose of that Amendment is to prevent tyranny by our own government. We must exercise our Second Amendment Rights and defend them against idiots and politicians or we will have no way of protecting our other Rights.
 

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Besides that, they don't even know what they are protesting in the first place!
I protest the continued seeking of the destruction of public firearms ownership. The writer of that snide piece makes it sound like the Assault Weapons Ban and the continual pushing laws and ordinances for everything from full nationwide bans up (down?) to No Guns Allowed bans in specific zones.

The current crop of nannies have given every possible indication of the intention to continue that work. If that were false, then the current nannies wouldn't be working to amazingly hard in support of the two most egregious examples of head-in-sand firearms approaches in the country: Washington DC's full ban on firearms that was destroyed in Heller and is currently being fully ignored by the putzes in charges; and, Chigago's full ban on firearms that is currently being destroyed by the SCOTUS lawsuit in motion.

Again and again, these reactionaries fall for it.
Calling responsiveness that, when such action is appropriate to combat resurrection of such attacks on the 2A, is appropriate. Yet, the way this is said is sneering in tone and suggests the person reacting to reality is supposed to be sorry for the need. I'm happy to swat a few dung flies off the mousse when needed, 'cause if nothing were done then the idiot nannies would prevail. We simply can't allow that and still have our nation survive.

This idiot wants to denigrate the people taking a stand for this right and yet wants to still claim he/she is still a proponent of the right? If we had 200M voting citizens so twisted as that, we'd have no rights. Thankfully, they aren't so numerous.

You know, this sort of position reminds me of Christian Trejbal, the sniveling writer with pieces in the Roanoke Times following the tragedy of the Virginia Tech murders and in the Orlando Sentinel regarding "sunshine week" and government transparency supporting the self-righteous call for disclosure of concealed carry license holders. If y'all hate it so much here ... leave.

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I doubt very much that those shooting back will be OUR sisters, bothers, sons, fathers, even U.S. soldiers. Any way you look at it, it will take many years of shooting, and when it's over the body count will be endless on both sides. Whatever would be left of the mess, either way, wouldn't resemble anywhere I would want to live. Kiss it all good-by if it gets there.
 

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"Small gun groups don't stand chance vs. U.S. government" I'm sure England said the same thing back in 1774. This guy claims to be pro-2A, yet his style of writing and his choice of words appear to mirror the rhetoric from the far-left anti's.
 

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What a liberal with a gun? This guy in the whacko. Sad the media will always side with the antigun nuts and ignore common sense.
 

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It may be a lot of fun to show off your guns in the park while making a lot of noise and posing an implied threat of overthrowing your own government. If push ever came to shove, though, I'm afraid this "cowboy" mentality just wouldn't hold up long with U.S. soldiers and snipers shooting back.
I've often heard this, it seems to me that experience has shown that armed insurgents can fight the US military to a stand-still in the types of urban warfare that is becoming the most common form of conflict today.

They've done it in Iraq. The Afghans have fought off the British, the Russians (not to mention even more ancient empires) and are poised to do the same to the Americans.

The insurgents take a terrible beating, but they often end up prevailing in the long term.

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I want Michael Glover to post pictures of all the firearms that he owns here on DC.
He sure does sound like a real gun owner to me. <~~~:hand5:

That was great gasmitty. :king:
 

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I was at the protest today in Alamogordo. It was organized by the Otero County Tea Party, the Alamogordo 2nd Amendment Task Force, and the Liberty Riders. There was a "counter" protest across the street with a pathetic showing of 5 people total. The protest was peaceful, and there was a lot of support from the people driving by. It was an open carry event.

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Colt 45 - that's a real Sheep Dog you got there!!! :35::yup:
 

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I've often heard this, it seems to me that experience has shown that armed insurgents can fight the US military to a stand-still in the types of urban warfare that is becoming the most common form of conflict today.

They've done it in Iraq. The Afghans have fought off the British, the Russians (not to mention even more ancient empires) and are poised to do the same to the Americans.

The insurgents take a terrible beating, but they often end up prevailing in the long term.

Simeon
Well hell ya, when the insurgents use civilians as cover and our military serve prison time for shooting civilians while shooting at the insurgents the insurgents come out on top big time.
 

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I doubt the author owns any firearms. The editorial is so packed with anti-gun slogans, the claim of firearms ownership was obviously in an attempt to give the author credibility on the subject.
 

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The KOOL-AID... must be really addictive and taste good. All I can say.

Some people don't open their eyes, in fear of what they might see.
 

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FWIW, I posted this in the comments section.
Taken from the FBI's website. http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/2009prelimsem/index.html
Reference http://www.nraila.org/Legislation/Federal/Read.aspx?id=5268&issue=
This is occurring at the same time as record legal hand gun and rifle and ammunition purchases.

For Release December 21, 2009


Preliminary figures indicate that, as a whole, law enforcement agencies throughout the Nation reported a decrease of 4.4 percent in the number of violent crimes brought to their attention for the first six months of 2009 when compared with figures reported for the same time in 2008. The violent crime category includes murder, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. The number of property crimes in the United States from January to June of 2009 decreased 6.1 percent when compared with data from the same time period in 2008. Property crimes include burglary, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft. Arson is also a property crime, but data for arson are not included in property crime totals. Figures for 2009 indicate that arson decreased 8.2 percent when compared to 2008 figures from the same time period.



The data presented in Tables 1 and 2 indicate the percent change in offenses known to law enforcement for the first 6 months of 2009 compared to the first half of 2008 by population group and region, respectively. Table 3 reflects the percent change within the Nation for consecutive years (each year compared to the prior year). Table 4 presents the number of offenses known to law enforcement for agencies having a resident population of 100,000 and over and providing 6 months of complete data for 2009. In addition, Table 4 presents 6 months of 2008 data, where available, as a point of comparison. All data in this Report are preliminary.
 

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Well hell ya, when the insurgents use civilians as cover and our military serve prison time for shooting civilians while shooting at the insurgents the insurgents come out on top big time.
So are the forces that are delivering "freedom and democracy" supposed to accomplish that by slaughtering the very civilians that they're bringing freedom and democracy to?

Simeon
 
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