Crossposted from DailyKos; thanks, xxdr_zombiexx! Promoted. -- GH
Healthcare Town Halls Need a Second Amendment Zone
Recently, some wingnut tweeted that people should bring their guns to these contentious 'town halls'.
a health care protester in New Mexico had been encouraging those following him on Twitter to bring their guns to town hall meetings — and use them if provoked. “If ACORN/SEIU attends these meetings for disruptive purposes, and you have a license to carry....carry,” Scott Oskay wrote in one tweet. In another, he suggested, “Stop being peaceful, and hurt them. Badly.”
Mesmerized by Melodic Rhetoric: Guns Versus Hope
Joel S. Hirschhorn
"I've been through Y2K and I've been through 9/11. I have never seen people so afraid as what we are seeing right now,” said gun shop owner Scott Moss recently. With more guns per capita – easily 250 million privately owned ones – and certainly more people in prisons than any other democracy, the intriguing question in this still worsening economic calamity is: If Americans found the courage for political rebellion now, would it preempt massive criminal violence, social havoc and armed rebellion later?
Originally posted on the old Scoop site on Tue Mar 13, 2007 at 07:06:45 AM EST. No information within is changed or updated -- there is a section specifically related to the GAO "Report Retort" that rba mentions. I thought it was worth pulling this back up to remind folks of what we were seeing even before the GAO report came out.
1978 -- that was the year that President Jimmy Carter accomplished one of the major achievements of his presidency: the Camp David Accords. Interestingly enough, the final week of the historic talks began on September 11th. The accords brought a degree of peace to the Middle East, unlike the events of that same fateful day twenty-three years later.
Back then, nobody could've anticipated the dark shadows gathering ahead for the nation in the form of an ever-corruptible GOP and a DOJ run amok. Now, I can almost hear George W. Bush calling out to his father...
Send lawyers, guns and money
Dad, get me out of this
ONB COLUMBUS: With succinctness and a dab of dark humor, Sen. Tim Grendell, R-Chesterland, told criminals who commit crimes in someone's home or car that “you will not get a volume discount on killing more than one person.”
Grendell's grim comment came following the unanimous passage Wednesday by the Ohio Senate of the aptly dubbed ”Castle Doctrine” bill. It protects anyone who uses deadly force to defend themselves or another person from any civil liability against the person who created the threat against whom the deadly force was used.
In a 31-0 vote, the bill sponsored by Sen. Steve Buehrer, a member who represents a group of conservative counties in Northwest Ohio, was an identical twin of a House bill that sought to devise a bulwark defense for anyone who uses a gun to protect themselves, their family or their property against the nightmarish scenario of someone breaking into their home or their car.