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Hoo boy, I just got an email blast from a well meaning person about .223, better known as Day of Resistance. While most of the email blasts this person sends get sent to trash without being opened, this our came with an actual message from the sender so I checked it out.

Now the link goes to a website that is apparently to organizing hub for this activity. The site claims the President engaged in unconstitutional actions, and so they are wanting to have tea-bagger get togethers on that day to "protect the right that protects ALL of our rights". I'm sure their will be lots of open carrying, camo, Moran signs, etc.

However, according to the person who forwarded me the link, there is an underground movement that will use the meetings to weed out the weaker elements in the whackadoodle wing of the GOP, by apparently administering some  type of purity test on site to anyone who looks like a Karl Rove plant.

They also plan to be on the lookout for any GOP congresspeople who show up, and harass them too, if they are on the secret enemy list.

I don't know how real the counterinsurgency is. I tried looking at a few right wing  websites but not much info. (I only got the email because this person doesn't know how to group his contacts yet, and has never actually deleted my email from his address book). It should be a great day of spectating in any case. Happy .223!!!

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  •  I'm a gun owner and I hate the open-carry (2+ / 0-)
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    MRA NY, koNko

    movement. Seriously, that's just pointlessly fucking with people. all they're going to do is alienate a lot of fence-sitters and the only support they'll shore up is people who were already favorable.

    I mean, Jeezus, people, seriously.

    •  I don't know. (1+ / 0-)
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      On one hand, I can agree with you.

      On the other hand, there's no right to be free of fear of other people. Two guys walking down the street holding hands and periodically kissing isn't actually endangering the marriage of the right winger who sees it. And the right winger that sees those guys and sees that the world doesn't end will eventually calm the fuck down. Same process for open carrying as for open public displays of gay affection.

      Whatever the trigger, people who lose their shit in a panic attack upon seeing something that doesn't abide by their worldview need to learn to calm down.

      It's safe to trust a sane person with the keys to nuclear weapons, but it's not safe to trust an insane person with the cleaners under the kitchen sink. The answer is not more gun control, it's people care.

      by JayFromPA on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 08:48:24 PM PST

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      •  True, but my firearms education came from (0+ / 0-)

        Uncle Sugar's Green Machine (US Army). They're kept in their racks until they're needed, and never just used as props. But that's me.

        •  asdf (0+ / 0-)

          I find that to be a misleading and ultimately incompatible comparison.

          Misleading in the manner that most folks are not going to accurately compare apples to apples. They are not going to compare a military person in a possibly hostile area (meaning foreign) to a civilian person in a possibly hostile area (meaning stateside). They are going to compare a military person stateside to a civilian person stateside. Apples to oranges.

          And incompatible, because even the ingredients which go into the condition of a "possibly hostile area" are very different for a military person as opposed to a civilian. A civilian's possibly hostile area is the high crime section of town that sometimes cannot be avoided because that town is home. A military member's possibly hostile area in the military sense is not stateside, it's a foreign land. And the military member can sometimes avoid that entirely if they are in the right branch, by not stepping off the ship while in port.

          The comparison between military arms security outside of the typical military arms use area and civilian arms security inside of their typical arms use area is an incompatible collision.

          It's safe to trust a sane person with the keys to nuclear weapons, but it's not safe to trust an insane person with the cleaners under the kitchen sink. The answer is not more gun control, it's people care.

          by JayFromPA on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 04:36:54 AM PST

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          •  You're reading too much into the (0+ / 0-)

            example. It wasn't meant to be a comparison of "hostile areas for deployment", it was supposed to reflect the fact that, even when on active duty on a military base, weapons were kept in the arms room unless needed. We didn't walk around every day, everywhere, with rifles slung.

            I know that there is nothing against the law pertaining to open carry in a lot of places. It's just that creating the atmosphere of an armed camp doesn't accomplish anything useful, and in America it is counter-productive to the type of society we are trying to produce & sustain (in my opinion). I did live in an armed camp society, in Israel, and I can say with some certainty that most of the people there would have gladly foregone that "privilege" if they could. It was done out of necessity, not because it was seen as fun.

            I have a concealed-carry permit and I think that concealed-carry is sufficient. I could pack my rifle about all day if I had to but seriously, it would just be in the way and be a pain in the ass. But again, that's my take.  

  •  I hope the FBI is following this (4+ / 0-)
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    FloridaSNMOM, ranton, akze29, MRA NY

    I mean, they always track the peace movement, environmental groups, Occupy, etc. The ones that never seem to do anything violent. Isn't it about time they get on the armed and dangerous crowd?

    This Rover crossed over.. Willie Nelson, written by Dorothy Fields

    by Karl Rover on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 03:54:22 PM PST

  •  .223, how cute... (0+ / 0-)

    I had to google it.
    The caliber of slaughter weapon ammo.
    How nice.
    A party for slaughter weapons freaks.
    Wouldn't it be fun if the Gay Liberation Army and the Black Panthers and WHK (Women who kill) showed up in large numbers at this confab?!?!Armed with slaughter weapons of their own?!?!
    They're worried about Rove-plants? (probably not an unfounded fear as that is part of his MO)
    No, let's give them something to really sh!t their panties over.

    If I ran this circus, things would be DIFFERENT!

    by CwV on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 05:56:36 AM PST

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