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Sun May 24, 2020, 11:12 PM

Leader Of North Carolina Anti-Lockdown Protest Group Says He's 'Willing To Kill People' To Fight Res

Source: Inquisitr

May 24, 2020

Nathan Francis

The leader of a North Carolina group protesting the state’s anti-lockdown measures said he is “willing to kill people” in order to fight back against government restrictions.

Adam Smith, one of the founders of ReOpenNC, said during a Facebook live chat this week that he was willing to resort to violence to push back against restrictions that remain in place in order to fight the spread of the coronavirus. As the News Observer reported, Smith repeatedly said he was prepared to react violently if the government were to push back with force against the protests.

“Are we willing to kill people? Are we willing to lay our lives down? We have to say yes,” Smith said in the 17-minute video, which was taken down after the first reports emerged of his violent threats.

Adam Smith, one of the founders of ReOpenNC, said during a Facebook live chat this week that he was willing to resort to violence to push back against restrictions that remain in place in order to fight the spread of the coronavirus. As the News Observer reported, Smith repeatedly said he was prepared to react violently if the government were to push back with force against the protests.




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Comments ahead of ReOpen NC march raise concerns of safety​

Posted May 24, 2020 5:50 p.m. EDT
Updated May 24, 2020 10:25 p.m. EDT

By Aaron Thomas, WRAL reporter

RALEIGH, N.C. — Comments made on social media ahead of tomorrow's ReOpen NC march raised concerns of safety​ and violence.

Adam Smith, the husband of ReOpen NC's co-founder, said reopening NC to protect businesses and constitutional rights are issues some should be willing to kill over.

"We want to pick up arms? Do we want to kill anybody? Of course not, nobody wants to take lives. We don’t want to kill anybody. But are we willing to kill people, are we willing to lay our lives down? Yes. We have to say yes," he said.

Social media has been buzzing about his statement; however, he said his words were taken out of context.

His wife Ashley Smith, co-founder of ReOpen NC, organized protests in five North Carolina locations on Memorial Day, including Raleigh at the Governor's Mansion. She said all protests will be peaceful and does not expect Monday's protest to turn violent. "I doubt very seriously that’s going to happen," she said. "We haven’t seen that, and I of course don’t see that happening."

More:
https://www.wral.com/comments-ahead-of-reopen-nc-march-raise-concerns-of-safety/19112681/



Ashley Smith, the ReOpenNC leader, is arrested outside the North Carolina Executive Mansion during the ReOpenNC protest in Raleigh, N.C., Tuesday, April 28, 2020. Ethan Hyman EHYMAN@NEWSOBSERVER.COM

(The "missus." )

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Reply Leader Of North Carolina Anti-Lockdown Protest Group Says He's 'Willing To Kill People' To Fight Res (Original post)
Judi Lynn May 24 OP
TreasonousBastard May 24 #1
PJMcK May 24 #2
Kaiserguy May 25 #45
Judi Lynn May 24 #3
Progressive Jones May 25 #22
KS Toronado May 25 #27
Progressive Jones May 25 #44
Progressive Jones May 24 #4
Grokenstein May 25 #17
Progressive Jones May 25 #21
Hoyt May 24 #5
Scarsdale May 25 #30
msongs May 24 #6
Judi Lynn May 24 #8
Guilded Lilly May 24 #7
Orrex May 24 #9
Warpy May 25 #10
Bernardo de La Paz May 25 #26
captain queeg May 25 #11
47of74 May 25 #35
truthisfreedom May 25 #12
Faux pas May 25 #13
IronLionZion May 25 #14
lonely bird May 25 #15
unc70 May 25 #18
reACTIONary May 25 #31
safeinOhio May 25 #16
Brainfodder May 25 #19
keithbvadu2 May 25 #20
Jeorge IX May 25 #23
duforsure May 25 #24
OldBaldy1701E May 25 #25
mwb970 May 25 #28
paleotn May 25 #29
bluestarone May 25 #32
beachbumbob May 25 #33
Fortinbras Armstrong May 25 #34
turbinetree May 25 #36
Grins May 25 #37
Yeehah May 25 #38
masmdu May 26 #49
Bengus81 May 25 #39
AKing May 25 #40
Traildogbob May 25 #41
LiberalLovinLug May 25 #42
Corgigal May 25 #43
LastLiberal in PalmSprings May 25 #46
masmdu May 26 #47
roamer65 May 26 #48
ProfessorGAC May 26 #50
roamer65 May 26 #51

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 11:17 PM

1. Is it necessary to point out that this is an extreme perversion of the concept...

of "Liberty".

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 11:17 PM

2. He seems nice

Like a "real" American.

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Response to PJMcK (Reply #2)

Mon May 25, 2020, 06:34 PM

45. Make that

A real Trump loving American

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 11:18 PM

3. April's excellent adventure: Police: Man arrested at ReopenNC protest charged with damaging property

Posted April 28, 2020 3:48 p.m. EDT
Updated April 29, 2020 5:16 a.m. EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. — Adam Smith said he was proud Tuesday of his wife's arrest during the ReopenNC rally in downtown Raleigh.

Ashley Smith is one of the organizers of the movement, which is demanding that Gov. Roy Cooper lift his stay-at-home order, arguing that economic damage from the shutdown is worse than the danger to health from the coronavirus.

Smith, told WRAL News that his wife intentionally ignored the orders of police not to step on the sidewalk, saying she wanted to demonstrate civil disobedience.

"She turned to me and said, 'Hey we’re going to show what civil disobedience is all about,'" Adam Smith said. "I think it's the best thing that's ever happened to this movement. This could be that step like that shot heard round the world. This is going to be the step that’s heard around North Carolina. I hope that it inspires people to step up and take that step into the unknown and be willing to stand up for your rights.”

. . .

Warren was also charged with damage to property after damaging the "north east gate of the executive mansion by pulling on it so violently that it was broken," police said.

More:
https://www.wral.com/at-least-three-protesters-arrested-in-raleigh-one-the-reopennc-organizer/19075779/



The stars of April's triump in ripping the Governor's gate off its hinges.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #3)

Mon May 25, 2020, 02:32 AM

22. The two offenders on the right have crazy eyes. nt

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Response to Progressive Jones (Reply #22)

Mon May 25, 2020, 08:29 AM

27. And three appear to be smiling, never thought anyone could be happy going to jail

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Response to KS Toronado (Reply #27)

Mon May 25, 2020, 05:39 PM

44. They're smiling because they "owned the libtards". LMAO !!! nt

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 11:26 PM

4. This prick needs to be "neutralized". nt

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Response to Progressive Jones (Reply #4)

Mon May 25, 2020, 01:18 AM

17. Playing their word game, can we just call it

"helping him lay his life down"?

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Response to Grokenstein (Reply #17)

Mon May 25, 2020, 02:29 AM

21. Sounds legit. nt

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 11:27 PM

5. Ignorant white wingers.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #5)

Mon May 25, 2020, 08:47 AM

30. I hate to wish anyone grief,

but these people deserve to get the virus - BIGLY. Maybe THAT would shake some sense into them, if they survive it.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 11:29 PM

6. no link to source? nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #6)

Sun May 24, 2020, 11:37 PM

8. Thanks for mentioning it. Had no idea I had grabbed the wrong URL. It's fixed now. Tnx.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 11:31 PM

7. So, apparently this jerk is also willing to lay his life down to a lethal virus as well...

in the process of threatening those trying to protect his sorry ass, and the sorry asses of his fellow protesters

How magnanimous. How S.P.E.C.I.A.L.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 11:56 PM

9. That sounds like a declaration of intent to commit murder

What would happen to a Muslim man who issued a similar threat?

That should happen to Fuckface Smith.

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Response to Orrex (Reply #9)

Mon May 25, 2020, 12:17 AM

10. Makes me wonder why guys in Kevlar haven't shown up

to confiscate all his gunz, and you know a moron like this probably has an arsenal, all because he's a big fucking baby who throws a tantrum every time Mama tells him to shit in the pot, not in his pants.

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Response to Orrex (Reply #9)

Mon May 25, 2020, 07:55 AM

26. Who are they willing to kill? Law officers? Judges? Governors? Shopkeepers? Doctors?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 12:22 AM

11. I wonder if he's ready to be killed

Those guys talk about violence and they are the gun lovers. They assume they’ll be fishing it out, not taking it. When one of them gets killed by someone defending themselves the story will be totally different.

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Response to captain queeg (Reply #11)

Mon May 25, 2020, 09:33 AM

35. Yeah there's lots of firepower on our side as well

Difference is those on our side who are armed don't feel the need to boast about it nor flash their weapons like metal penis extensions everywhere they go.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 12:23 AM

12. Lock the stupid fucker up before he gets somebody killed. He's an adolescent.

He never advanced past "me me me me me".

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 12:25 AM

13. Yeah

we need this shit too.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 12:29 AM

14. Good thing it's not terrorism



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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 12:45 AM

15. If he, his wife or any of their idiot followers get it

Don’t treat them.

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Response to lonely bird (Reply #15)

Mon May 25, 2020, 01:53 AM

18. Smiths are also anti vaxers

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Response to unc70 (Reply #18)

Mon May 25, 2020, 09:00 AM

31. Oh jheese. nt

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 01:13 AM

16. Unlike him

those voices in my would not give anyone concern for their safety.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 02:19 AM

19. As feared, he's old enough to have drunk decades of RW Hate-ade.

Fools and their drink...

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 02:23 AM

20. The police are the people he would be trading gunfire with.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 04:35 AM

23. An Insult to the Human Genome

 

If the Smiths wanna die, you won't see me trying to talk 'em out of it!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 06:26 AM

24. You can't regulate stupid

And these followers making threats need an introduction from the police they should maybe change their statements like this , or face consequences for it , or this type of stuff will escalate. It would also show trump is behind this type of dangerous behavior when he backs them for it.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 07:13 AM

25. How marvelous...

And, Mr, Smith, for your information, LEOs are willing to kill people who threaten to kill other people. So, the next time you are at one of your idiotic protests, please wave your dic... I mean your guns... around to show people you are Serious. Please. Just wave them around. Make sure you can be seen by as many people as you can manage. Make sure there are cameras recording you as well. Lots of them.

I know my beloved state is not completely populated by idiots, and I know these fringe loonies are a small percentage of that population, but I still cringe when I think of how this looks in the media. I wish I thought that my fellow Tarheels would step up and denounce these Covidiots... but, I also can see which party has the General Assembly, and has had control of the state for over two decades, so I am not holding my breath. Very disheartening.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 08:42 AM

28. I assume that the moron is also "willing" to go to prison for the rest of his life.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 08:45 AM

29. Willing to lay his life down?

I seriously doubt that. Those who spout such bullshit are most likely to piss their pants when confronted by authority. He's a petulant little boy and needs to be spanked and sent to his room without supper. I truly hate these people. I absolutely do.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 09:19 AM

32. At the very least he should

Absolutely LOSE his right to own or carry a GUN!!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 09:25 AM

33. I hope they have the death penalty for pre-meditated murder in NC

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 09:29 AM

34. All these arseholes are speaking about rights.

Yet not a one of them talks about civic responsibilities. I wear a mask when I go out to avoid infecting others. I see this as a civic duty.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 10:08 AM

36. And this Adam Smith character is pay day lender............

as his side job..................maybe the state of North Carolina should look at his business to see how much interests he's charging........................

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 10:40 AM

37. "Are we willing to kill people...lay our lives down? Yes."

“Are we willing to kill people? Are we willing to lay our lives down? We have to say yes.” - Reich-wing "Culture Warrior" Adam Smith.

OK. Whaddya' say the sane in NC take him up on that? Let's see if that really is the "Hill on which he is willing to die".

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 10:44 AM

38. I wonder if all of his customers support his kookery?

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Response to Yeehah (Reply #38)

Tue May 26, 2020, 12:58 AM

49. Here are a couple of them...if somebody wants to ask

Onofrio Costagliola: Owner of Amalfis Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria in Wilkesboro, NC
(336) 838-3188

Ann Nichols: Owner of Friendly Tire in Wilkesboro NC.
(336) 838-8653
friendlytire@wilkes.net

https://www.blueridge-merchants.com/#section-5ce80ba314166

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 11:20 AM

39. Now saying his words were taken "out of context". What a pussie!! Come on dude DIE for Trump!!!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 11:24 AM

40. Terrorist threat,plain and simple.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 11:42 AM

41. Trump!

Did you see Ashely Smith? Now that, looks to be a skank. Not as well dressed and plastisized as Melanie. But very skanky. Do we have stand your ground and citizens execution, I mean arrest, in North Carolina? I will defend my daughters life. I was trained to do that by our government, you know, in a war. A real one, not a Walmart Accessorized make believe wanna be warrior. We ALL have rights and access to hundreds of guns shops per county. Every one with Jesus signs inside and out. God still be Blessin MurKKKa. MAGA Damn we sure got great in 3.5 years. Really great. What the hell have we been waiting for, for over 250 years? Trump made us great in 3.5. And HE never fired a shot.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 05:25 PM

42. "Are we willing to lay our lives down? We have to say yes"

I have an easy pathway for y'all. Just get a COVID patient (who is obviously to you someone on the deep state's payroll and is pretending) to cough in your faces.

I dare you.
Double dare you.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 05:33 PM

43. Another grown ass man,

who needs attention.

You should be tired from working to provide for your family. Running your mouth and saying look at me, look at me doesn’t help them.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 06:36 PM

46. If you want to kill someone, you go first, asshole.

Choose your poison -- sleeping pills, shooting yourself in the head, attending a COVI-19 party at your neighborhood bar -- and make a video for your friends and family so they'll remember you before you were intubated. Oh, that's right -- there's a difference between death as an abstract and death as a personal experience. Do us all a favor and have a couple of cases of beer delivered to your house and go down to the basement and drink brew while watching MLB reruns as you contemplate your name being added to the Darwin Awards list of people who have improved the gene pool by removing themselves from it.

And stay away from your children. They don't deserve to die alone in an ICU because they have a moron for a father.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 12:49 AM

47. "Liberty" my ass. They are doing it for the $$$!

https://www.blueridge-merchants.com/team-blue-ridge/adam-and-ashley-smith

The husband and wife run a merchant payment processing service.
If businesses are closed they won't get their cut.
It's really "ReOpen NC so I can get my money, and screw everybody else".

Selfish dumb-ass.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 12:51 AM

48. They will give up when SWAT shows up.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #48)

Tue May 26, 2020, 06:58 AM

50. Like Those "Badasses" At The Texas Bar

SWAT shows up.
"Put down your weapons & hands behind you're back!"
" Yes, sir, officer sir."

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #50)

Tue May 26, 2020, 10:23 AM

51. Exactly.

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