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Mon Jan 8, 2018, 11:10 PM

'NOT TODAY ANTIFA': GUN COMPANY AD THREATENS LEFTISTS WITH ASSAULT RIFLES

Source: Newsweek


BY MICHAEL EDISON HAYDEN ON 1/8/18 AT 9:33 PM

Street-level politics, more specifically an ongoing conflict between white supremacist demonstrators and “antifa,” or anti-fascist counterprotesters, has become a big news story following the rise of Donald Trump. Now, a gun company is using anger over “antifa” to sell dangerous assault rifles to only one side of the affair.

Spike’s Tactical, a gun company, previewed an ad on their Facebook page that depicts four heavily armed white men standing on the opposite side of a barrier, facing down a group of masked, unarmed “antifa” protesters. The ad mentions the sites of several political clashes that took place last year, including Berkeley, Portland, Boston, and Charlottesville, where neo-Nazis arrived at the rally heavily armed last August, and where a white man allegedly murdered a peaceful protester with his car.

“Not today Antifa,” a tagline to the violence-teasing ad declares. "Antifa," it should be noted, is a style of protest used by leftists, and not any kind of formal organization with a hierarchy.

The ad—which anti-fascists worry is fueling a desire to murder leftists—was run in conjunction with a clothing company called Pipe Hitters Union, who also posted the same version of the ad on their Facebook page. Newsweek reached out to both companies for a comment about the ad but did not immediately receive a response. It should be noted, of course, that owning a gun is not tethered to any specific political ideology, and as a result, some gun owners were unhappy with the post.

Read more: http://www.newsweek.com/not-today-antifa-gun-company-ad-threatens-leftists-assault-rifles-774941?piano_t=1

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Reply 'NOT TODAY ANTIFA': GUN COMPANY AD THREATENS LEFTISTS WITH ASSAULT RIFLES (Original post)
Judi Lynn Jan 2018 OP
keithbvadu2 Jan 2018 #1
lunasun Jan 2018 #3
keithbvadu2 Jan 2018 #24
dem in texas Jan 2018 #8
hadEnuf Jan 2018 #19
FiveGoodMen Jan 2018 #30
C_U_L8R Jan 2018 #2
jalan48 Jan 2018 #4
samnsara Jan 2018 #5
Oneironaut Jan 2018 #6
47of74 Jan 2018 #7
MarinCoUSA Jan 2018 #10
iluvtennis Jan 2018 #11
Initech Jan 2018 #15
Cosmocat Jan 2018 #23
Mopar151 Jan 2018 #27
ProfessorPlum Jan 2018 #28
MarinCoUSA Jan 2018 #9
Sam McGee Jan 2018 #12
meadowlander Jan 2018 #13
Initech Jan 2018 #14
ProudLib72 Jan 2018 #16
underpants Jan 2018 #31
SeaDoo77 Jan 2018 #17
NoMoreRepugs Jan 2018 #18
Angry Dragon Jan 2018 #20
BigOleDummy Jan 2018 #21
Vinca Jan 2018 #22
tazkcmo Jan 2018 #29
maxsolomon Jan 2018 #25
Alice11111 Jan 2018 #26
underpants Jan 2018 #32

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Jan 8, 2018, 11:16 PM

1. Photograph Emerges of Anti-Fascists VIOLENTLY Disrupting White Supremacists!!!!!

Photograph Emerges of Anti-Fascists VIOLENTLY Disrupting White Supremacists!!!!!


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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 8, 2018, 11:19 PM

3. +++++not today facists

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Response to lunasun (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 9, 2018, 01:40 PM

24. not today?

KKK boasting:

“We killed six million Jews the last time,” he answered. “Eleven million is nothing.”

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/nation-world/national/article167939222.html

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 9, 2018, 12:03 AM

8. Yes, these men are the cream de la cream of America

It burns me up to see right-winger people bad-mouth the anti-fa's. The right wingers are so stupid and don't know or understand our history. Over half a million Americans died in the biggest Anti-fa protest known as WWII.

Every year PBS runs the documentary about the landing on Omaha beach. It is a sad, bloody story, yet makes you proud as an American to see the determination and bravery of our soldiers .

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Response to dem in texas (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 9, 2018, 01:45 AM

19. These right wingers know the history quite well

problem is they are cheering the other side.

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Response to dem in texas (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 9, 2018, 04:48 PM

30. Anti-fa seems like a bad choice for a moniker

You don't automatically think "anti-fascist" from the sound of it, so it can easily seem like a terrorist group to those who don't know better (or don't want to know better).

Why don't we call opposition to fascism something better...

* Basic human decency

* Patriotism

* WWIII prevention

* just being an American

etc.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Jan 8, 2018, 11:16 PM

2. Boston??

Bwahahaha we chased those chickenshit Nazis out of town. They cowered off... vastly overwhelmed by thousands of us. Now they're making tough guy posters? Meh. what a joke.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Jan 8, 2018, 11:21 PM

4. Nazi shit.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Jan 8, 2018, 11:35 PM

5. pretty sure both sides equally matched re fire arms

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Jan 8, 2018, 11:48 PM

6. Why is far-right culture obsessed with Antifa?

Right wing propaganda makes them out to be a major force and huge threat to American Democracy. Let's say, as a thought experiment, Antifa turns into an evil organization that wants to take over everything it sees. There's a poor likelihood that they could even take over a small town, let alone be a major threat to anyone.

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Response to Oneironaut (Reply #6)

Mon Jan 8, 2018, 11:59 PM

7. Because our forebears stood up to Nazi shits

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Response to Oneironaut (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 9, 2018, 12:16 AM

10. They hate any push back. Antifa shows and 10x more citizens.

Then the fascist pigs lose.

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Response to MarinCoUSA (Reply #10)

Tue Jan 9, 2018, 12:25 AM

11. +++ Agree

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Response to Oneironaut (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 9, 2018, 01:01 AM

15. They hate anyone who doesn't follow their agenda 100%.

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Response to Oneironaut (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 9, 2018, 08:49 AM

23. Because right wingism requires a boogyman

...

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Response to Oneironaut (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 9, 2018, 04:03 PM

27. They need a bogeyman!

Antifa is only the current one. Occupy Wall St.(/Oakland) dissolved itself when word got around that some of the Oligarch worshippers were shopping for assassins. They tried to make Bill Ayres out to be the world's # 1 terrorist. and on , and on

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Response to Oneironaut (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 9, 2018, 04:09 PM

28. "Antifa" aka Goldstein in 1984

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jan 9, 2018, 12:13 AM

9. Fuck the fucking fascist pig fucking fuck goons. Fuck 'em

On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century, Prof. Timoth Snyder

17. "Watch out for the paramilitaries. When the pro­Leader paramilitary and the
official police and military intermingle, THE GAME IS OVER."

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jan 9, 2018, 12:26 AM

12. Well, fuck you Newsweek and the horse you rode in on

 

So -- Newsweek tells us about a gunshop advertising their wares by clearly, obviously encouraging Nazis to shoot "anti-fa" protesters. Then they tell us about a group calling themselves the "Pipe Hitters Union" -- as in hit people with pipes.

AND THEN, Newsweek throws in this gratuitous comment: " It should be noted, of course, that owning a gun is not tethered to any specific political ideology, and as a result, some gun owners were unhappy with the post."

CAN YOU FUCKING BELIEVE THAT LAST COMMENT? First they point out how Nazis are encouraging armed attacks on their opponents, then Newsweek declares, well, shit, everybody does it and some really nice people own guns. This is NOT about "everybody does it." This is about armed thugs being encouraged to kill people. Why in God's name do they fell the need to water down this story?

I'm a 73-year-old liberal FDR New Deal Democrat. I also own a LOT of guns; I hunt, shoot, load my own ammo. The owner of my favorite local gunshop is a radical Trump supporter. He knows my politics, I know his. We get along just fine. He would NEVER do shit like that described here. In fact, he maintains a blacklist of local nutcases to whom he will not sell weapons or ammo. I was in his store one time when a couple of local skinheads came in -- he threw them out, told them to never come back.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jan 9, 2018, 12:36 AM

13. So they're admitting they're fascists.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jan 9, 2018, 01:00 AM

14. Fuck these fucking fascist motherfuckers.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jan 9, 2018, 01:03 AM

16. The ad should read: "Not Today Tuba Players"

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #16)

Tue Jan 9, 2018, 04:53 PM

31. I love the tuba serenade

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jan 9, 2018, 01:30 AM

17. Hey You Stupid Fers 99% Of America Is Anti Fascist

 

Go melt your guns down. They won't do you any good against 300 million patriotic Americans.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jan 9, 2018, 01:35 AM

18. When all this crazy shit hits what's going to

have to be the biggest fan imaginable it's going to be so far past anything we can imagine...IMO.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jan 9, 2018, 02:16 AM

20. we need more guns

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jan 9, 2018, 06:21 AM

21. As a very Liberal ...

.... Veteran I would like to remind Spike's Tactical and other's of that ilk that I too know how to shoot. Expertly according to the U.S. Army. I HAVE had training in the "military arts" and though I'm getting old I remember what I was taught. Some things never leave you.

So many of these facsists and their fellow travelers and gun fetishists seem to think that only THEY know how to use weapons. Big difference between them and others like me is ...... the REAL training I've had in how to use them. I didn't just pop into Walmart, buy a set of camo's and head on to the "tactical" (man how I laugh when I see that on gun store's) supply, buy a AR-15 and stop at the 7/11 for a case of Bud light before heading out to the woods to pretend I'm a big bad antifa basher.

Spikes Tactical ............ remember this and think about it real carefully before you start shooting at me.

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Response to BigOleDummy (Reply #21)

Tue Jan 9, 2018, 07:56 AM

22. Thanks for your post. The nuts on the right seem to forget that lefties know how to shoot, too.

We choose not to because we're sane people, but it doesn't mean we can't if necessary.

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Response to Vinca (Reply #22)

Tue Jan 9, 2018, 04:10 PM

29. We save our ammo

After all, they do all the work for us by shooting themselves in the foot.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jan 9, 2018, 03:48 PM

25. There's already been blood. 1/20/17, U of WA campus.

I'm sure the Antifa Medic shot point-blank on Inauguration Day finds this hilarious. Next, they'll hire Elizabeth Hokoana as spokeswoman.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jan 9, 2018, 03:55 PM

26. The scariest thing is that people are so stupid. Many think Antifa is a terrorist group.

It is hard to educate people who learn from Foxaganda.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jan 9, 2018, 04:57 PM

32. Parking is limited.



Right across the street from Semla's cookies

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