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  •  I am happy for the govenment to tread lightly (7+ / 0-)

    As Bundy himself has stated, they are looking for a martyrdom moment to galvanize support for a widespread violent insurrection. A huge, armed confrontation plays right into their hands. The government should not give them this opportunity so long as they aren't about to hurt anyone. A low-key approach that results in Bundy's eventual arrest and imprisonment, along with those of his supporters that have also violated the law, is the right approach.  Roll them up individually over the course of a few years by letting the legal process run its course.

    There's a difference between a responsible gun owner and one that's been lucky so far.

    by BeerNotWar on Mon Aug 04, 2014 at 12:01:11 PM PDT

    •  All indications are that is what they are doing. (7+ / 0-)

      You are right that is the grownup thing to do, but I'm angry now!

      Cracker(krăk´ẽr ) Someone, usually but not exclusively white, whose world view is primarily formed by consensual validation as opposed to observed fact, hence “cracker” for someone brittle, insubstantial and lacking in nutritive value.

      by outis2 on Mon Aug 04, 2014 at 12:15:03 PM PDT

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      •  The right is trolling us hard (3+ / 0-)

        The modus operandi of the far right is to troll democracy and those who hold classically liberal values to force a reaction that will justify further violence. My first reaction to Bundy was the same as any right-thinking American: blind rage and wonderment that he remains a free man.

        There's a difference between a responsible gun owner and one that's been lucky so far.

        by BeerNotWar on Mon Aug 04, 2014 at 01:29:04 PM PDT

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