“Hi, we’re just here to share our opinion. Non-violently of course. And it’s not fascism when we do it, bitches!”
A hallmark of civilization is that we settle our differences without resorting to intimidation. Though I suppose if you know you don’t have an argument, you can always just bring a gun.
If you prefer a more eloquent version, I’ll turn it over to Thers from Whiskey Fire:
Anyway, what we have here is a situation where a relatively small minority of Americans are claiming the right, ultimately backed up by their possession of weapons, to define the True Nature of American Freedom.
Which is fine, I guess, at least according to CNN…
How this differs in any important philosophical regard from the position, of, say, the Provisional Irish Republican Army, I cannot say.
How it differs in any practical sense, well (McVeigh cough) who knows.
With that as prelude, here’s the latest armed attempt to intimidate political opponents (boldface mine):
On Saturday, nearly 40 armed men, women, and children waited outside a Dallas, Texas area restaurant to protest a membership meeting for the state chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a gun safety advocacy group formed in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
According to a spokeswoman for Moms Demand Action (MDA), the moms were inside the Blue Mesa Grill when members of Open Carry Texas (OCT) — an open carry advocacy group — “pull[ed] up in the parking lot and start[ed] getting guns out of their trunks.” The group then waited in the parking lot for the four MDA members to come out. The spokeswoman said that the restaurant manager did not want to call 911, for fear of “inciting a riot” and waited for the gun advocates to leave. The group moved to a nearby Hooters after approximately two hours.
MDA later released a statement calling OCT “gun bullies” who “disagree[d] with our goal of changing America’s gun laws and policies to protect our children and families.” The statement added that the members and restaurant customers were “terrified by what appeared to be an armed ambush.”
Mind you, the scared patrons and workers are residents of supposed gun country–not us pansy-ass Northern libruls.
Forty armed people against four unarmed people–that’s courage. What fucking wimps. Forget the lunacy they stand for, are they so insecure they have to intimidate those who disagree with them? (this is rhetorical for those in the slow polemic group).
And of course the gun cowards (remember, the bigger the gun, the smaller the ‘pistol’!) relocated to a Hooters: