When Is It Okay For Americans To Mass Their Guns Against The Government?

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http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2016/01/02/3735576/150-armed-militia-members-take-over-federal-building/

A group of 150 armed militia members have broken into and occupied a federal building in Oregon. The group reportedly includes three sons of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, who had a tense standoff with federal officials in 2014.

Radical militia members from across the country descended on Harney County, Oregon today to protest the conviction of two local ranchers for arson on federal land. They claim “that the federal government had no authority in Harney County.” The militia occupying the headquarters building at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge is a splinter group from the larger protest. The gambit seems intended “to provoke a standoff with the federal government.”


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#5
But they're white Christians, rights?

So not terrorists.
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Discuss.

I shit you not, I was literally reading this article like 2 minutes before you posted it.
#7
lol

EDIT: Nvm, read a little more. Looks like it's just a bunch of ignorant rednecks with guns protesting outside some stupid building.
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genuinely excited about this, just to see what will happen
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#11
Wasn't the original purpose of the right to bear arms so citizens could rise up against the government whenever they saw fit?

I heard that from some guy once. Must be true.
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Wasn't the original purpose of the right to bear arms so citizens could rise up against the government whenever they saw fit?

Yeah, what a stupid idea.
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#14
Like when they make death/work/concentration camps, yknow
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Like when they make death/work/concentration camps, yknow

What about Asian internment camps during WWII? Was a forcible liberation of those prisoners an unfulfilled civic duty?
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Franklin Leonard ‏@franklinleonard 1h1 hour ago
Imagine for a moment the response to the Black Panthers taking over a federal building in response to #TamirRice #OregonUnderAttack
#18
When everyone working for the government turns into a zombie. Or airbenders. Then people can call the US the Fire(arms) nation.
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#19
Good ol rednecks. I can't wait to see my blindly conservative uncle's Facebook posts about this tomorrow.
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Waiting for Arby to comment
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Same group of idiots that was defending the deadbeat millionaire rancher in Nevada.

I'd have no problem with killing them all while taking the building back. In fact, if I was Obama I'd insist on it. It's time those rightwing chickenhawks learned what a REAL Army does to morons.
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You just don't see this kind of behaviour in the rest of the civilized world.
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You just don't see this kind of behaviour in the rest of the civilized world.

this seems to imply america is part of the civilised world
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this seems to imply america is part of the civilised world

I thought Oregon certainly was. :/
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I thought Oregon certainly was. :/

all bets are off outside of California and NYC. least fucked of a bad situation
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I thought Oregon certainly was. :/


To be fair to Oregon the idiots in question are from Nevada.
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Same group of idiots that was defending the deadbeat millionaire rancher in Nevada.

I'd have no problem with killing them all while taking the building back. In fact, if I was Obama I'd insist on it. It's time those rightwing chickenhawks learned what a REAL Army does to morons.

That's exactly what these weirdos want to happen.
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That's exactly what these weirdos want to happen.


They should be obliged, then.

The beauty of the whole thing is that 90% of those teabagger "patriots" (ironic use of the word patriot....they want the US government to collapse) are chickenhawks who never served the USA when it was actually at war.

The first shot and most of those chickenshits will drop their guns and piss their pants. Guaranteed.
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this seems to imply america is part of the civilised world


Ugh. If it's so uncivilized and backwards and corrupt then why do you pay so much attention to it? There are plenty of uncivilized, backwards and corrupt countries

If it's so uncivilized then how is this story even remotely interesting or surprising?

Why do you pay attention to our presidential race (and I know you do) if it's so backwards and uncivilized?
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#32
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Ugh. If it's so uncivilized and backwards and corrupt then why do you pay so much attention to it? There are plenty of uncivilized, backwards and corrupt countries

If it's so uncivilized then how is this story even remotely interesting or surprising?


The USA fascinates the rest of the world. Europeans are fascinated by the complete lack of common sense with regards to firearm ownership in the USA, amongst other things. They are fascinated at the USA's idiotic prudishness when it comes to sex and amazing openness when it comes to violence (the complete opposite of normal). The dichotomy of supposed "Christians" which fight more to retain the rights of crazy people to own firearms than they do to help the poor and needy. There are a lot of things about American politics that astound people. The fact that a relatively small group of people, the 30 million evangelical Republican voters, have so much sway in American politics should scare the crap out of everyone in the civilized world, and I sincerely mean that.

I'd say, culturally, probably the Aussies are the closest things to Americans out there.
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Australia indeed reminds me of the USA sometimes.
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High and mighty Eurodicks claiming to know what shit is and how much it stinks.
Every country has their stupid fucking problems.
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High and mighty Eurodicks claiming to know what shit is and how much it stinks.
Every country has their stupid fucking problems.

There's problems, and there is armed militias instigating civil war.
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This isn't civil war. Not even close.
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This isn't civil war. Not even close.

I'm sorry, this is totally not an armed rebellion against federal authority.


Is it the number of people that is not high enough for you? Cause their intent is definitely just that.
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There's problems, and there is armed militias instigating civil war.

Civi war over control of the administrative building in a wildlife refuge.
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