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MercutioATC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-22-09 11:54 PM
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31. Because:
They view "national healthcare" as an example of a government overreaching its Constitutional authority and an attempt to deprive them of their liberties (and, contrary to "access to health care", "liberty" is enumerated as a right in the Constitution).

They respond by exercising two of their Constitutional rights...the right of free speech and the right to bear arms. And, as many believe, the right to bear arms was specified as much to protect us from our own government as to protect us from foreign a demonstration of this right is especially appropriate.

I'm not saying that I agree with either their views on "Obamacare" or their chosen method of protest...but it's narrow-minded and ignorant to equate them with McVeigh.
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  -Are these screamers and gun nuts afraid of Obama or afraid of themselves? kentuck  Aug-22-09 09:37 PM   #0 
  - They turned to Sarah Palin and she sold them out faster then you can say "you betcha".  Arctic Dave   Aug-22-09 09:44 PM   #1 
  - the anonymous "un-rec" your thread initially received is, in its way, a confirmation of the OP  villager   Aug-22-09 09:56 PM   #2 
  - Yep, I suppose you are right...  kentuck   Aug-22-09 10:03 PM   #5 
     - and there've been more since I posted! They hate being called out!  villager   Aug-22-09 10:14 PM   #6 
     - Putting anything "pro Obama" in the title  madamesilverspurs   Aug-22-09 10:27 PM   #11 
        - it didn't seem necessarily "pro-Obama," just anti rightwing gun nut!  villager   Aug-22-09 10:32 PM   #13 
  - Any act of terrible violence that is linked to Republicans and it's over for them. Over.  elocs   Aug-22-09 09:57 PM   #3 
  - They're not even really "afraid". They are MAD as hell  SoCalDem   Aug-22-09 10:01 PM   #4 
  - That's exactly what Howard Dean said at Netroots last week.  proud2BlibKansan   Aug-22-09 10:50 PM   #19 
  - The Oklahoma City bombing was revenge, can we not exploit it.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Aug-22-09 10:16 PM   #7 
  - Revenge for what? Waco?  kentuck   Aug-22-09 10:18 PM   #8 
     - This is common knowledge, do your research before posting ignorant shit.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Aug-22-09 10:22 PM   #9 
        - McVeigh had a lot of sympatizers...  kentuck   Aug-22-09 10:25 PM   #10 
           - Not a single mainstream one that I can recall.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Aug-22-09 10:29 PM   #12 
              - But maybe some of the same ones bringing guns to the townhalls?  kentuck   Aug-22-09 10:34 PM   #14 
                 - Unlikely that they would bring firearms out in the open and out of range of the President.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Aug-22-09 10:41 PM   #15 
                    - I'm sure Ronald Reagan would back you up.  kentuck   Aug-22-09 10:45 PM   #16 
                       - You think Hinckley was openly carrying a firearm? He shot Reagan, not out of range, duh.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Aug-22-09 10:50 PM   #18 
                       - Are we to assume that all the weapons that were openly carried  kentuck   Aug-22-09 11:00 PM   #22 
                          - How would we know if people were carrying concealed weapons? In regards to your other questions..  Fire_Medic_Dave   Aug-22-09 11:04 PM   #25 
                          - WTF? Conceal carry and open carry at the same time?  Statistical   Aug-23-09 09:25 AM   #39 
                             - Emotions are high, people are screaming, calling others Nazis...  kentuck   Aug-23-09 09:34 AM   #40 
                                - I did say that and for the record there were no automatic weapons in the crowd. n/t  Statistical   Aug-23-09 09:36 AM   #41 
                                - Who had an automatic weapon? Link please.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Aug-23-09 11:53 PM   #43 
                       - Dupe.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Aug-22-09 10:50 PM   #20 
  - For clarification, who are the "they" you speak of?  MercutioATC   Aug-22-09 10:49 PM   #17 
  - "They" are all of the above but...  kentuck   Aug-22-09 10:57 PM   #21 
     - The truth hurts, eh. I guess you are talking about the cajones comment.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Aug-22-09 11:01 PM   #23 
     - Very funny.  kentuck   Aug-22-09 11:03 PM   #24 
     - You have the gall to call ANYBODY a "nut" while making statements like that???  MercutioATC   Aug-22-09 11:26 PM   #27 
        - How many of them have denounced the nuts who took the guns to the townhall?  kentuck   Aug-22-09 11:28 PM   #28 
           - I may not agree with the method, but they were exercising their 2nd Amendment rights.  MercutioATC   Aug-22-09 11:39 PM   #29 
              - Why?  kentuck   Aug-22-09 11:43 PM   #30 
                 - Because:  MercutioATC   Aug-22-09 11:54 PM   #31 
                    - That's your opinion.  kentuck   Aug-23-09 12:47 AM   #32 
                    - ...and that's YOUR opinion.  MercutioATC   Aug-23-09 01:16 AM   #35 
                    - Your bedwetting aside, they didn't threaten anyone.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Aug-23-09 01:17 AM   #36 
                       - Your name-calling aside...  kentuck   Aug-23-09 09:15 AM   #37 
                          - I didn't call you any names. Only a racist would be bothered by your scenario.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Aug-23-09 08:39 PM   #42 
                    - Well said.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Aug-23-09 01:14 AM   #34 
  - They May Be Aimed At Destabilizing the Country.  justinaforjustice   Aug-22-09 11:17 PM   #26 
  - ## PLEASE DONATE TO DEMOCRATIC UNDERGROUND! ##  DU GrovelBot   Aug-23-09 12:47 AM   #33 
  - They are afraid of EVERYTHING  GoCubsGo   Aug-23-09 09:25 AM   #38 

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