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  •  We pretty much already have a Citadel here (21+ / 0-)

    in the Southwest. It's called Arizona, where just about anyone can walk into a gun shop or gun show and walk about with an arsenal. And then wear said arsenal around on one's hip. No questions asked, no registration, no training required. Felon? No problem. Terrorist? Here, have a Glock. Mentally unbalanced? No problem, here's a big fucking gun—at the same time the state cuts funding for the mentally ill, a deadly combination.

    Well done! (psst, wrong "they're" in first block quote.)

    stay together / learn the flowers / go light - Gary Snyder

    by Mother Mags on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 03:48:36 PM PST

    •  Yup, just heard on NBC how as NY steps up controls (8+ / 0-)

      some out West are relaxing rules.....WTF?  How much more RELAXING can you get????

      Unbelievable!!!

    •  Not Like It Was When Republican Marshall Earp (4+ / 0-)

      in the old west forbade carry within town limits.

      We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

      by Gooserock on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 04:33:03 PM PST

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    •  It occurred to me a few weeks ago that if Obama (2+ / 0-)
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      really wanted to stuff a burr under Brewer's saddlebags he'd have DHS issue a travel advisory for AZ or parts thereof.

      Now that I think about it, it wouldn't surprise me one bit to see the bigger travel agencies (domestic and international) start posting warnings about the more crAZy cities. I'd think a lot of tourists might rightly be taken aback by strapped citizens wandering the streets of American cities.

      "...it would sound something like - ZONTAR."

      by here4tehbeer on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 04:47:28 PM PST

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    •  Does anyone else see some irony in the Citadel (0+ / 0-)

      being in northern Idaho?  When I was a kid, I became a little obsessed with the Nez Perce war and Chief Joseph.  We visited several of the battle sites, and I tried to imagine what it was like a hundred years before. Chief Joseph tried his very best to accommodate the influx of white settlers.  Eventually, when there was no other choice, he restorted to arms - rifles - to try to preserve his liberty.  Chief Joseph, who had a real claim on the land and an actual valid case for using weapons, was defeated by the US army and his people lost their liberty.

      Do these t-baggers think that they have a real claim on the land?  That they can basically secede and do their thing? Do they think their guns are really going to protect them if they decide to fight the United States?  They think they are independent, but they are not... not even remotely.

      “If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.” Charles Darwin

      by ivorybill on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 08:02:48 AM PST

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