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Why US liberals are now buying guns too
The British Broadcasting Corporation ^ | December 20, 2016 | Brian Wheeler

Posted on 12/20/2016 2:08:33 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Gun ownership has traditionally been associated with the right wing in America but the election of Donald Trump has prompted some left-wingers to join gun clubs - and even start preparing for the collapse of society.

"I really didn't expect to be thinking about purchasing a gun. It was something that my father did and I rolled my eyes at him."

Clara, a 28-year-old nursing student, grew up in the Mid-West, where "the folks that had guns were seen as hicks" or were just "culturally different", she says.

But since the election of Donald Trump in November she has started going to a gun range for the first time and is shopping around for a semi-automatic pistol.

"It's been seeing the way that Trump's election has mobilised a lot of the far right and given them hope," she says, citing a rise in reports of hate crimes and neo-Nazi activity.

As a transgender woman, she does not fear for her personal safety in the Californian city where she now lives but she says she knows people in rural areas "who woke up and found a bunch of swastikas and words like 'faggot' and 'trannie' scrawled all over their building".

She foresees a wide-ranging struggle between the Trump administration and the left over issues such as immigration and racial politics....

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Outdoors; Politics
KEYWORDS: banglist; bhobanglist; fakenews; trends; trump; trumpbanglist; trumptransition
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1 posted on 12/20/2016 2:08:33 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

In other words they foresee the day when they go to open warfare against us. Whatever plans they’re making - they ain’t enough.


2 posted on 12/20/2016 2:13:16 PM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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WTF do these idiots think will happen?

Trump will re-enslave black people?

Open up concentration camps?

Shoot illegal aliens?

Throw gays off buildings?


3 posted on 12/20/2016 2:13:39 PM PST by PanzerKardinal (Some things are so idiotic only an intellectual would believe it.)
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she says she knows people in rural areas "who woke up and found a bunch of swastikas and words like 'faggot' and 'trannie' scrawled all over their building"

Anyone want to bet that "Clara, a 28-year-old nursing student" was actually the one who scrawled those things all over her friends' building?

Just exactly how did the BBC find "Clara" anyway? Did "she" reach out to them with her "story" so that the BBC could print up a batch of fake news with which to tar and feather those supposed Trump voter extremists? Likely indeed.

4 posted on 12/20/2016 2:13:49 PM PST by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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So, the idiots have themselves convinced that they lost the election because they didn’t own enough guns?

Maks hella more sense than what that one idiot had to say about being askert of righties because Trump gave us confidence.


5 posted on 12/20/2016 2:13:55 PM PST by Grimmy (equivocation is but the first step along the road to capitulation)
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"...she does not fear for her personal safety in the Californian city where she now lives but she says she knows people in rural areas "who woke up and found a bunch of swastikas and words like 'faggot' and 'trannie' scrawled all over their building".


6 posted on 12/20/2016 2:13:59 PM PST by Baynative ( Someone's going to have to pay for these carbon emissions, so it might as well be you.)
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To: Zeppo

Also notice that “Clara” is a actually dude.


7 posted on 12/20/2016 2:15:45 PM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Flag burners can go screw -- I'm mighty PROUD of that ragged old flag)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Problem for the Left basing their reality on a lie like this is eventually the truth wins out.


8 posted on 12/20/2016 2:15:54 PM PST by MNJohnnie (Trump discriminates against non-successful people.)
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Easy to see why...they're convinced that we're about to see a return to “A Strange Fruit”,the stoning of homosexuals and the summary execution of everyone who's here illegally.
9 posted on 12/20/2016 2:16:03 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Deplorables' Lives Matter)
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Psycho lunatic trash animal filth. Yeah, Trump is gonna kill you all. Imagine a brain so tiny that it cannot conceive, ever, of losing an election.


10 posted on 12/20/2016 2:16:10 PM PST by Lord Castlereagh
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As a transgender woman, she does not fear for her personal safety in the Californian city where she now lives but she says she knows people in rural areas "who woke up and found a bunch of swastikas and words like 'faggot' and 'trannie' scrawled all over their building".

Yep. And if "she" went any further than just that, "she" would have found that it was fake hate crimes and NOT Trump supporters and, in fact, not related to Trump in any way, shape, or form. But that would take some intellectual honesty. And it appears that "she", like the "author" of this BBC tripe, has scant to offer.
11 posted on 12/20/2016 2:16:45 PM PST by Zarro (Oh, we don't call them the "MSM" any longer; they are now the "Basket of Detestables")
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To: rockrr

yeah LOL. It would be New Yorkers and Californians who have never held a gun or went a few times to a range, like me. Against guys who’ve been shooting since they were four LOL


12 posted on 12/20/2016 2:17:05 PM PST by dp0622 (The only thing an upper crust conservative hates more than a liberal is a middle class conservative)
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13 posted on 12/20/2016 2:17:31 PM PST by Travis McGee (EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Zeppo

Actually more likely is “Clara” is a figment manufactured by Brian Wheeler at the BBC to create a fake gloss of credibility to his absurd fake news story.


14 posted on 12/20/2016 2:17:48 PM PST by MNJohnnie (Trump discriminates against non-successful people.)
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15 posted on 12/20/2016 2:18:19 PM PST by Travis McGee (EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

HA!

“55% of Republicans reported owning guns......”

and

40% were smart enough to keep their mouths shut!


16 posted on 12/20/2016 2:19:16 PM PST by G Larry (America now has the opportunity to return to God.)
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To: PanzerKardinal

Yes - all that and much much more. At least if you take them at their word. LOL


17 posted on 12/20/2016 2:20:09 PM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Facebook won’t let me post this article. You try it.


18 posted on 12/20/2016 2:22:11 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (WaPo: A Fake News Site by their own admission.)
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>> she says she knows people in rural areas “who woke up and found a bunch of swastikas and words like ‘faggot’ and ‘trannie’ scrawled all over their building”.

Show me the sworn police report. Otherwise, almost certainly #fakenews, just like the many fake so-called hate crimes documented here:

http://www.fakehatecrimes.org/

And even if there is a police report, it still may be #fakenews. Plenty of the cases documented above started out with a police report on an incident that was later proven to not have happened.


19 posted on 12/20/2016 2:22:30 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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“”It’s been seeing the way that Trump’s election has mobilised a lot of the far right and given them hope,” she says, citing a rise in reports of hate crimes and neo-Nazi activity. “

Dis be der fake news.......

KYPD


20 posted on 12/20/2016 2:22:34 PM PST by petro45acp (" It IS About Islam: exposing the truth about ISIS, Al Qaeda, Iran, and the caliphate" by Glenn Beck)
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