Skip to comments.Bay State gun bill echos British attempts to take guns in 1775
Posted on 06/12/2014 3:48:09 PM PDT by kingattax
The bill by Massachusetts Speaker Robert A. DeLeo to restrict gun rights in the Commonwealth is not only a wrongheaded policy that will make the state less safe. It is also provides sad closure to the time when Massachusetts was a laboratory of democracy and a place where liberty was cherished.
There is no time in American history as critical as the fall-winter of 1774-1775, and it is fitting that the land that later came to be known as Somerville would be the setting.
The date Sept. 1 is very important. First, it is the birthday of my godmother Aunt Rita, who grew up in Somerville with my mother and their four other siblings. Second, it is the day in 1939 the Germans and their Russian allies16 days laterlaunched their east-west invasion of Poland. Third, it is the day in 1774 that British troops marched from their Boston garrison to seize the munitions stored at Nathan Tufts powder house.
When the British arrived no shots were fired and after loading up the material, the Redcoats were on their way.
Yet, eight months later, when the British marched through Somerville towards the weapons cache in Concord, things had decidedly changed. Not only did the colonists stand up and fight on Lexington Green, but at Concords Old North Bridge, they turned back the British soldiers to return to Boston empty-handed.
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I thought Massachusetts was a laboratory of republicanism, not democracy.
Massachusetts has very few who are not atheistic socialists in their political ideals - they’ll gladly hand over those violent guns, especially, if someone tells them they are setting another first in the nation. As long as they feel good about themselves, they could not care any less about the truth.
Would be nice to be able to say that it could only happen in the Peoples Republic of Massachusetts but it is absolutely not limited to them anymore. Shame.
If the men of 1776 were like the men of today, we would still be in British courts looking for relief and singing God save the queen.
I doubt more than 10% of the population knows anything about the Revolutionary war.
Probably true. SAR so it interests me. Had one Continental Line ancestor at Valley Forge and numerous who were militia in the southern campaigns. Two were at ‘Huck’s Defeat’ including one who’s credited with killing Christian Huck.
I have an ancestor who fought under Washington at Trenton.
“I have an ancestor who fought under Washington at Trenton.”
It doesn’t get much better than that. I may have had an ancestor at Trenton as well but I’m certain. There were two Captain George Stubblefields from Virginia in the Continental Army and one was there but I don’t know which one.
I do know that my ancestor was at Valley Forge a year later. General Washington found himself with too many officers for the number of troops remaining at Valley Forge and so he eliminated some positions including that of my ancestor, who went back to Virginia as a militia colonel.
But militia Colonel Stubblefield was present at Yorktown for the final battle. He commanded a blocking force on the far side of the York river to keep Cornwallis from slipping across and out of the trap.
The time has come, that any and all of these
sort of politicians, have their constituents,
directly, in their face, which includes incapacitating
their beloved gun-in-pocket bodyguards, to get that