Below are the links to two tales of horror. One has resulted in multiple deaths and injuries. The killer was disabled and disarmed by people who rushed him while he was still shooting. Please note and remember this. Despite the ranting of Wayne LaPierre, good people without guns chose to act bravely. Thus, the only injuries and deaths are directly attributed to the single killer. No innocent citizens were killed in wild sprays of crossfire or poorly aimed counter-fire.
This incident is not at all surprising. The loss of property, when one is going to lose the last things that keep them still a somewhat member of society, is guaranteed to generate such violent responses to the actions of a government regardless of the legality. From what I’ve seen in news coverage of this, the property was both a nuisance and a health hazard. If the GOP manages to further disenfranchise citizens while dismantling the social safety nets, there are likely to be many more such events.
The second link describes a small town that has apparently been taken over by a local militia. I must admit that when I heard about an overnight town meeting shooting, this was the location I thought would be the source of the news reports. I was wrong, so far. However, the idea that armed men are controlling who is allowed to attend town meetings is highly repugnant. This take over has nothing to do with 2nd amendment rights, states’ rights, or any other of the rallying cries that NRA propaganda pays to have smeared on every television screen and billboard that it can reach. This is armed thugs practicing domestic terrorism. We call this unacceptable when Afghani warlords practice it. It is much less acceptable when American Taliban engage in it. It is not at all acceptable. The governor of Pennsylvania needs to mobilize a National Guard unit, calling it to domestic duty, and remove the armed thugs that have taken over a town. This is more of the NRA’s fear mongering and lies. This must be stopped, hard, now.
Gunman with 18-year grudge suspected after 3 killed at town council meeting
By Holly Yan, CNN
updated 8:28 AM EDT, Tue August 6, 2013
Author: Randa Morris August 3, 2013 7:31 pm
Read more: http://www.addictinginfo.org/2013/08/03/armed-militia-holding-pennsylvania-town-hostage/#ixzz2bCV9hkNu
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Bought ten ears of fresh corn this morning. I cut the kernels off the cobs and have a 12-inch skillet filled with those kernels, butter, salt, chipotle, and black pepper cooking slowly on the range.