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Seventy-two killed resisting gun confiscation in Boston!
Fauquier Free Citizen ^ | July 5, 2013 | jcivitas

Posted on 07/06/2013 1:24:10 AM PDT by kathsua

Boston – National Guard units seeking to confiscate a cache of recently banned assault weapons were ambushed by elements of a Para-military extremist faction. Military and law enforcement sources estimate that 72 were killed and more than 200 injured before government forces were compelled to withdraw.

Speaking after the clash, Massachusetts Governor Thomas Gage declared that the extremist faction, which was made up of local citizens, has links to the radical right-wing tax protest movement.

Gage blamed the extremists for recent incidents of vandalism directed against internal revenue offices. The governor, who described the group’s organizers as “criminals,” issued an executive order authorizing the summary arrest of any individual who has interfered with the government’s efforts to secure law and order.

The military raid on the extremist arsenal followed wide-spread refusal by the local citizenry to turn over recently outlawed assault weapons.

Gage issued a ban on military-style assault weapons and ammunition earlier in the week. This decision followed a meeting in early this month between government and military leaders at which the governor authorized the forcible confiscation of illegal arms.

One government official, speaking on condition of anonymity, pointed out that “none of these people would have been killed had the extremists obeyed the law and turned over their weapons voluntarily.”

Government troops initially succeeded in confiscating a large supply of outlawed weapons and ammunition. However, troops attempting to seize arms and ammunition in Lexington met with resistance from heavily-armed extremists who had been tipped off regarding the government’s plans.

During a tense standoff in the Lexington town park, National Guard Colonel Francis Smith, commander of the government operation, ordered the armed group to surrender and return to their homes. The impasse was broken by a single shot, which was reportedly fired by one of the right-wing extremists.

Eight civilians were killed in the ensuing exchange.

Ironically, the local citizenry blamed government forces rather than the extremists for the civilian deaths. Before order could be restored, armed citizens from surrounding areas had descended upon the guard units. Colonel Smith, finding his forces over matched by the armed mob, ordered a retreat.

Governor Gage has called upon citizens to support the state/national joint task force in its effort to restore law and order. The governor also demanded the surrender of those responsible for planning and leading the attack against the government troops.

Samuel Adams, Paul Revere, and John Hancock, who have been identified as “ringleaders” of the extremist faction, remain at large.

And this fellow Americans, is how the American Revolution began, April 20, 1775.

On July 4th, 1776 these same extremists signed the Declaration of Independence, pledging to each other and their countrymen their lives, fortunes, and sacred honor. Many of them lost everything, including their families and their lives over the course of the next few years.

Lest we forget…


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; gunrights; history; secondamendment; teaparty
This is great!
1 posted on 07/06/2013 1:24:11 AM PDT by kathsua
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To: kathsua

Excellent!


2 posted on 07/06/2013 1:29:20 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: kathsua

History seems to always repeat itself.


3 posted on 07/06/2013 1:31:58 AM PDT by Bullish (Psalm 46)
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To: kathsua

Those right-wing gun nuts again. The next thing they’ll try to do is declare independence from all that free stuff the king gives us.


4 posted on 07/06/2013 1:32:31 AM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: kathsua

BTTT


5 posted on 07/06/2013 1:36:07 AM PDT by MaxMax (If you're not pissed off, you're not paying attention)
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To: kathsua

Well done. I wish this could be used in schools to help explain some of the causes of the Revolution. But faculties would be scared to death for students to see this.


6 posted on 07/06/2013 1:38:20 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: kathsua

By the rude bridge that arched the flood,
Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled,
Here once the embattled farmers stood
And fired the shot heard round the world.

The foe long since in silence slept;
Alike the conqueror silent sleeps;
And Time the ruined bridge has swept
Down the dark stream which seaward creeps.

On this green bank, by this soft stream,
We set today a votive stone;
That memory may their deed redeem,
When, like our sires, our sons are gone.

Spirit, that made those heroes dare
To die, and leave their children free,
Bid Time and Nature gently spare
The shaft we raise to them and thee.


7 posted on 07/06/2013 1:42:12 AM PDT by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: kathsua

8 posted on 07/06/2013 1:51:35 AM PDT by Bon mots
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To: Bullish

History has a nasty habit of attempting to repeat itself and an ignorant and complacent public is just begging for a repeat. If we don’t learn from history we are condemned to repeat it until we do, may be some day we will.


9 posted on 07/06/2013 2:18:18 AM PDT by saintgermaine
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To: kathsua
Massachusetts, 238 years later.


10 posted on 07/06/2013 3:20:41 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: kathsua
The Boston Massacre Boston Gazette and Country Journal, March 12, 1770.

Anonymous Account of the Boston Massacre

Captain Preston's account of the Boston Massacre March 5 1770
11 posted on 07/06/2013 3:43:53 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: kathsua

It is the government that is the criminal here by infringing upon citizen rights to own weapons. This is a good thing that citizens have the guts to stand up for their rights.


12 posted on 07/06/2013 4:30:05 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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To: kathsua

And it will not take but one well timed, well aimed shot to start the next revolution.


13 posted on 07/06/2013 4:52:58 AM PDT by SilverMine (silver@mainetv.net)
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To: kathsua

Terrorists!


14 posted on 07/06/2013 4:59:22 AM PDT by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: kathsua

Great analogy and clarifies that government loves its power


15 posted on 07/06/2013 5:00:52 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

They should teach this along with the Battle of Athens.


16 posted on 07/06/2013 5:15:00 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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17 posted on 07/06/2013 7:00:10 AM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
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To: Bullish

Not so sure massa2shites will be the ignition point this next time.


18 posted on 07/06/2013 8:21:45 AM PDT by X-spurt (I'm copywriting creepy ass cracker, send royalties to BR549)
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To: Bob Ireland; gonzo; MinuteGal; M Kehoe; mcmuffin; Matchett-PI; Seeking the truth; JulieRNR21; ...

Please read! Gun confiscation has started in Boston using the National Guard.


19 posted on 07/06/2013 11:12:25 AM PDT by Q-ManRN (Progressivism is regressive!)
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To: kathsua; gonzo; MinuteGal; M Kehoe; mcmuffin; Matchett-PI; Seeking the truth; JulieRNR21; surfer; ..

Unfortunately, This could be a modern headline soon.


20 posted on 07/06/2013 11:18:13 AM PDT by Q-ManRN (Progressivism is regressive!)
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To: SkyPilot

That is the truth!


21 posted on 07/06/2013 11:36:36 AM PDT by Q-ManRN (Progressivism is regressive!)
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To: Q-ManRN
"... However, troops attempting to seize arms and ammunition in Lexington met with resistance from heavily-armed extremists who had been tipped off regarding the government’s plans.

Consider yerself 'Tipped-Off', pilgrim ........................................................................................ FRegards

22 posted on 07/06/2013 7:59:33 PM PDT by gonzo ( Buy more ammo, dammit! You should already have the firearms ... FRegards)
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