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Exeter, RI Votes to Recall Anti-Gun Council Members Today
TTAG ^ | 14 December, 2013 | Dan Zimmerman

Posted on 12/14/2013 7:21:50 AM PST by marktwain

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“I didn’t realize that so many people here in our corner of Rhode Island were so passionate about guns,” a nonplussed Calvin Ellis told the Wall Street Journal. Bless his heart. It’s safe to say, though, that he his three fellow Exeter town council members have now been thoroughly educated on that matter. That’s because, as RF relayed, 80% of the town council – Ellis included – stand to lose their jobs in a recall election today because they voted to transfer their shall-issue concealed carry licensing authority to the state’s may-issue attorney general. As resident Letitia Davis told wsj.com, ”Our rights are at issue here—our Second Amendment rights as well as our rights to be listened to by our elected leaders.” We’re listening, Letitia. And watching. You go girl.  [h/t SZ]


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Rhode Island
KEYWORDS: banglist; exeter; recall; rhodeisland; ri
Apparantly all the recalled members are Democrats. This is a vote to watch.
1 posted on 12/14/2013 7:21:50 AM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Can a new council vote to take it back?


2 posted on 12/14/2013 7:25:42 AM PST by Husker24
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To: marktwain

A more sick looking bunch of tyrants never existed. Here’s hoping they are deprived of their depravity very soon.


3 posted on 12/14/2013 7:29:21 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: marktwain
From a Coloradan, where we just kicked three gun-grabbing state Senators to the curb: Good Luck Exeter, RI.

Give those rats the boot.

4 posted on 12/14/2013 7:31:20 AM PST by Washi
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To: Gaffer
A more sick looking bunch of tyrants never existed.

Yeah, mental illness is a terrible thing. The kinder side of me thinks that liberals should be institutionalized and kept under sedation for the rest of their lives. The practical side of me thinks they should all be force marched to kommiefornia's western border and forced to leave America. Sans any kind of flotation device.

5 posted on 12/14/2013 7:48:41 AM PST by LouAvul (In a state of disbelief as to how liberals destroyed America in a mere 40 years.)
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To: LouAvul

I believe in your latter inclination. They are the same sorts of tyrants that would gladly line you up alongside of a ditch and blow your brains out because you don’t think like they do. It has been done before, many times, and it will be done again, be assured of that.


6 posted on 12/14/2013 7:50:40 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: marktwain

and the RATS, take another one in the.........HA ha!!!

7 posted on 12/14/2013 8:02:30 AM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Gaffer

“A more sick looking bunch of tyrants never existed.”

Really? I thought they looked pretty average and ordinary. A more ordinary looking bunch of tyrants never existed.

I don’t know the recall process in RI or the likelihood of them actually being removed, but it will be a pleasant surprise if it happens. The next step would be for Rhode Islanders to get serous about the rest of the constitution as well. (After that, maybe they could spread it to their neighbors in CT and MA.)


8 posted on 12/14/2013 8:14:54 AM PST by Gil4 (Progressives - Trying to repeal the Law of Supply and Demand since 1848)
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To: Gil4

That’s what I said. I stand by it. It makes no difference what you think to me. The only thing they are missing is the uniform of the tyrant and the dispensation to enforce their will.


9 posted on 12/14/2013 8:18:10 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: marktwain

Well, somebody voted these doofuses into office!


10 posted on 12/14/2013 8:25:35 AM PST by Renegade
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To: Gaffer; Gil4

They look pretty average and ordinary to me, too.

AND ... I think it’s a mistake to apply “looks” to a political persuasion in a town such as this. I think one set of neighbors is going to look like the next set of neighbors.


11 posted on 12/14/2013 8:34:34 AM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Husker24
Can a new council vote to take it back?

Hmm, good question. One would think so, but it is lefty land.

12 posted on 12/14/2013 8:54:19 AM PST by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: Gil4; Gaffer

Actually, you’re both right. I forget who originated the quote, but it goes something like “the surprising thing about tyrants is that the look just like ordinary people”.


13 posted on 12/14/2013 8:57:27 AM PST by Wonder Warthog
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To: Renegade
Well, somebody voted these doofuses into office!

Yes, but at that level, it's easy to see how their views on 2A might rarely, if ever, come into their local campaigns.

You get a little town & most people vote for their friends, or those that they like personally. Nutty, but true.

I have a very good friend that is so far to the left I would not vote to put him in *any* sort of office. Apparently there are other people that would do so.

14 posted on 12/14/2013 8:59:15 AM PST by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: Gil4
I thought they looked pretty average and ordinary. A more ordinary looking bunch of tyrants never existed.

'Little Eichmanns' and the 'banality of evil', concepts developed by Hanna Arendt, are what we see here. People who simply don't think out on a moral plane what they are doing and just go with the flow, just follow orders. While truly evil men thought up the great evils of the 20th century it took vast swarms of ordinary, banal, non-thinking Little Eichmanns to implement that evil.

15 posted on 12/14/2013 9:06:49 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: marktwain
This is a vote to watch.

Is there a way to do that, or will we have to wait for the Providence Pravda to announce the results tomorrow or Monday?

16 posted on 12/14/2013 9:48:42 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Renegade

Little Rhody is 100% Rat. You either have a Union job that is Govt Connected or you don’t work, period!


17 posted on 12/14/2013 9:56:49 AM PST by acapesket
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To: marktwain

fl


18 posted on 12/14/2013 9:59:02 AM PST by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does - by their fruits)
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To: Cyber Liberty; All

We will probably have to wait, but TTAG might have someone in the vicinity.

Maybe there is a freeper there who can inform us.


19 posted on 12/14/2013 10:19:30 AM PST by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: marktwain

The government elections websites (Board of Elections, Sec of State) acknowledge there’s an election today, but there’s no indication they plan to report the results.


20 posted on 12/14/2013 10:34:38 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Renegade
Well, somebody voted these doofuses into office!

Most likely a public that the media willfully did not inform.

21 posted on 12/14/2013 10:56:52 AM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

> “I didn’t realize that so many people here in our corner of Rhode Island were so passionate about guns,” a nonplussed Calvin Ellis told the Wall Street Journal.

You mean, besides you, you gun-grabbing enemy of the Constitution?

Thanks marktwain.


22 posted on 12/14/2013 2:49:35 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: Gil4; Star Traveler; Wonder Warthog; Paine in the Neck

This is another example of “the banality of evil.”

Oh, IOW, what Paine in the Neck said up there.


23 posted on 12/14/2013 2:52:05 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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Exeter Town Council members survive recall attempt

EXETER, R.I. — Exeter residents came out in force Saturday to soundly defeat an attempt by gun-rights advocates and others to unseat four Town Council members who had asked that the state take over issuing local permits to carry concealed weapons.

http://www.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/content/20131214-exeter-town-council-members-survive-recall-attempt.ece


24 posted on 12/15/2013 6:47:34 AM PST by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: marktwain

According to the ABC news site, the recall failed by a lot.


25 posted on 12/15/2013 11:22:36 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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