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2020-05-08 6:26:47 AM  
Although I completely understand why she feels the need to do this, the fact that we have to have people strapped with f*cking military grade weapons so that legislators can do their jobs should make us hang our heads in shame.
 
2020-05-08 9:19:45 AM  
Their is such a thing as to much Second Addendum
 
2020-05-08 10:53:12 AM  

sigdiamond2000: Their is such a thing as to much Second Addendum


You mean when liberuls have guns?
 
2020-05-08 10:57:40 AM  
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2020-05-08 11:05:44 AM  

give me doughnuts: From another article:

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...I think he's holding phone..  vertically. RUN!!!
 
2020-05-08 12:27:31 PM  

give me doughnuts: From another article:

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Sad that we still have to do this, but damn proud there's folk out there who will.
 
2020-05-08 1:25:58 PM  
*ckick*
and there is a pic, and they have guns,
and talk about intimida....Hey. is that a CANON on the lawn?
 
2020-05-08 1:46:09 PM  
Why exactly is this creepy, subby? Did you feel the same way about Meal Team 6's tantrum?
 
2020-05-08 1:47:27 PM  

give me doughnuts: From another article:

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I have to admire the trigger discipline
 
2020-05-08 1:48:32 PM  

sigdiamond2000: Their is such a thing as to much Second Addendum


"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right people are to keep and bear Arms"
 
2020-05-08 1:48:46 PM  

pueblonative: Although I completely understand why she feels the need to do this, the fact that we have to have people strapped with f*cking military grade weapons so that legislators can do their jobs should make us hang our heads in shame.


I'd be willing to bet none of the protesters have military grade or police grade automatic weapons.

Good to see the 2A being used responsibly for a change though I'd buy any of these guys or gals a beer if I had the chance.
 
2020-05-08 1:48:51 PM  
I like this.  I've always thought the best counterprotest to the 2d amendment nuts is to have armed Black Panthers, armed folks in turbans and burqas and other assorted folks of a darker shade show up with guns and mingle around (peacefully) with the ammosexuals.  Hey, if the 2d amendment is good for one it's good for all, right?
 
2020-05-08 1:49:17 PM  
This country is so farking clownshoes...
 
2020-05-08 1:49:57 PM  
Good.

Arm minorities.  Don't let Republicans have a monopoly on the threat of political violence.  While the ideal is to have nobody exercising the threat of political violence, back here in reality, it's better for there to be equal capacity for both sides to exercise it, rather than have only 1 side willing to exercise it.  MAD fundamentally works.
 
2020-05-08 1:49:58 PM  

give me doughnuts: From another article:

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Let's get some handguns and some semiauto rifles in the hands of every African American and Latino in this country.

We will get gun control legislation right farking quick.
 
2020-05-08 1:51:29 PM  

sigdiamond2000: Their is such a thing as to much Second Addendum


You mean a duo-dendum?

I'll see myself out, thank you
 
2020-05-08 1:52:16 PM  
Good for them, this is a perfectly appropriate response.  "Yes, we have guns too, and you're not going to intimidate us out of having a functional government simply by showing up armed and making noises."

The best part, the GOP has spent the last 20 years talking themselves into a corner on guns so they can't Mulford Act these guys this time like they did the Panthers.

Meal Team Six and their ilk are only going to behave once they figure out other people might shoot back.
 
2020-05-08 1:52:17 PM  

VanillaEnvelope: Why exactly is this creepy, subby? Did you feel the same way about Meal Team 6's tantrum?


Honestly this is exactly the kind of counter protest you need. Fat racist law abiding gun owner... meet the fit, black, law abiding gun owners in your city.

The difference between you and them is that the counter protesters practice, they practice social distancing... and they can outrun and/or catch you.

Sleep tight, scared white people.
 
2020-05-08 1:53:22 PM  

mathamagical: pueblonative: Although I completely understand why she feels the need to do this, the fact that we have to have people strapped with f*cking military grade weapons so that legislators can do their jobs should make us hang our heads in shame.

I'd be willing to bet none of the protesters have military grade or police grade automatic weapons.

Good to see the 2A being used responsibly for a change though I'd buy any of these guys or gals a beer if I had the chance.


To be fair they could have shown up with a Lee-Enfield Mk4...
 
2020-05-08 1:53:30 PM  

VanillaEnvelope: Why exactly is this creepy, subby? Did you feel the same way about Meal Team 6's tantrum?


It is creepy that 1 - Citizens can legally arm themselves like that and 2...well that's all the evidence I need for creepy.

Yes, it's creepy when any citizen has those guns.
 
2020-05-08 1:53:52 PM  
Don't they have police for this sort of thing?
 
2020-05-08 1:54:00 PM  
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2020-05-08 1:54:19 PM  

rga184: give me doughnuts: From another article:

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Let's get some handguns and some semiauto rifles in the hands of every African American and Latino in this country.

We will get gun control legislation right farking quick.


You'll never see a faster ban on all firearms than if you did that.
 
2020-05-08 1:54:33 PM  

vudukungfu: *ckick*
and there is a pic, and they have guns,
and talk about intimida....Hey. is that a CANON on the lawn?


damn sure ain't no kodak camera

I am noticing a hint of a blue color in their choice of garb.

i hope we don't devolve into a corny crips vs bloods colorguard trope
 
2020-05-08 1:54:49 PM  

VanillaEnvelope: Why exactly is this creepy, subby? Did you feel the same way about Meal Team 6's tantrum?


Cause the gun carriers aren't lilly white.
 
2020-05-08 1:54:50 PM  
The idea that heavily armed people can just walk into a public building, especially a government building, even worse, wearing masks, is the absolutely insane end result of pro-gun policies.

Some day, some group is going to take advantage of those policies to walk in and shoot up the place, killing scores of elected officials.  And those stupid mf'ers will still go "but muh freedumbs!" and fight any changes to the law.
 
2020-05-08 1:55:11 PM  
I bet there are more than a few people in Grand Rapids, Muskegon, Royal Oak, Bloomfield Hills, and Taylor who are absolutely shocked to see "those people" doing open carry in the State Capitol and incensed about it, since that was supposed to be there thing.
 
2020-05-08 1:55:36 PM  
Armed black men on the steps of the state Capitol?

The ghost of Don Mulford does not approve
 
2020-05-08 1:56:26 PM  
This should generate some amusing and/or terrifying responses from the "realists" among us.

They'll probably try and fail to pretend to be OK with it.
 
2020-05-08 1:56:55 PM  

Iwouldhitit: I like this.  I've always thought the best counterprotest to the 2d amendment nuts is to have armed Black Panthers, armed folks in turbans and burqas and other assorted folks of a darker shade show up with guns and mingle around (peacefully) with the ammosexuals.  Hey, if the 2d amendment is good for one it's good for all, right?


Yup, you'd immediately separate the white supremacists from the constitutionalists. We've got to do a better job of flushing them out from the various groups they hide in (law enforcement being the most obvious bastion)
 
2020-05-08 1:56:56 PM  

FightDirector: Good.

Arm minorities.  Don't let Republicans have a monopoly on the threat of political violence.  While the ideal is to have nobody exercising the threat of political violence, back here in reality, it's better for there to be equal capacity for both sides to exercise it, rather than have only 1 side willing to exercise it.  MAD fundamentally works.


It's not about political violence, but rather being prepared for self defense at the drop of a hat.

Liberals over the past decade or two ceded all concepts of gun ownership to Cletus Confederate thinking that the FBI would just barge in and take their guns to establish gun control throughout the country. The fact of the matter is that R's use Cletus as the brute force behind their operations - they might not necessarily like Cletus personally, but at the very least, they like their vote. There's no equivalent for the left/D's, and before you say the Black Panthers, technically they were non-partisan in their politics.
 
2020-05-08 1:57:26 PM  
GOP Michigan lawmaker to introduce Mulford Act Part Two in 5...4...3...


/do you know how hard it was not to add "Electric Bugaloo" to the end of that?
//not hard in the slightest
 
2020-05-08 1:57:28 PM  

Smoking GNU: rga184: give me doughnuts: From another article:

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Let's get some handguns and some semiauto rifles in the hands of every African American and Latino in this country.

We will get gun control legislation right farking quick.

You'll never see a faster ban on all firearms than if you did that.


Actually, brings me the idea of organizing a day for them to go out and buy them all at once.  Like EVERYBODY on the same day getting their guns, gun shops and Walmarts full of minorities getting weapons.

Maybe have some of the richer folk set up a charity to help the poorer folk make their purchases.

Republicans would shiat bricks.
 
2020-05-08 1:58:15 PM  
Ain't that America, for you and me...
 
2020-05-08 1:59:33 PM  
Contrast the subtlety and professionalism of these guys compared to the redneck inbred screamers from the other group.

No unnecessary gear. No chest-thumping. Just calm, controlled vigilance.

F*ck your "superiority," rednecks. And find your chin while you're at it.
 
2020-05-08 2:00:52 PM  
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As someone who lived in Michigan the better part of two decades, yep, this is bang on the nose.

I used to laugh whenever someone from Texas went on about their gun laws because gun laws in Texas are absolutely draconian compared to Michigan. My brother used to mow the lawn with an AK47 on his back. Why? Because he could.


The following things are quintessential Michigan: hipsters, meth, fruit, local booze, depression, and guns.
 
2020-05-08 2:01:22 PM  

quiotu: VanillaEnvelope: Why exactly is this creepy, subby? Did you feel the same way about Meal Team 6's tantrum?

Honestly this is exactly the kind of counter protest you need. Fat racist law abiding gun owner... meet the fit, black, law abiding gun owners in your city.

The difference between you and them is that the counter protesters practice, they practice social distancing... and they can outrun and/or catch you.

Sleep tight, scared white people.


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2020-05-08 2:03:35 PM  
I guess a lot of liberal heads are asploding because two groups of heavily armed people are in public and *GASP* nothing happened!

/most people don't want to shoot someone
//offer may not be valid in georgia.
 
2020-05-08 2:05:06 PM  
Also, I'm glad that BOTH groups had some really sweet rifles that had a lot of accessorization.  Very few poverty ponies.

/real men use free float rails
 
2020-05-08 2:05:51 PM  

give me doughnuts: From another article:

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$20 bucks says that they get called thugs by Fox.
 
2020-05-08 2:06:04 PM  

give me doughnuts: From another article:

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Damn it, don't put the works a vegetarian restaurant looking guy with the .22 cal fake mp5 and no mask playing on his phone in front of your group. The panthers did it right. Scared white people so much Saint Ronald Regan himself passed anti gun laws.
 
2020-05-08 2:07:26 PM  
Why in the world are guns allowed in government buildings in the first place?  Good on her for trying to bring some common sense into the Capitol.
 
2020-05-08 2:08:25 PM  

FightDirector: Good.

Arm minorities.  Don't let Republicans have a monopoly on the threat of political violence.  While the ideal is to have nobody exercising the threat of political violence, back here in reality, it's better for there to be equal capacity for both sides to exercise it, rather than have only 1 side willing to exercise it.  MAD fundamentally works.


I'd like to salute this and these fellows and agree it sucks but it's absolutely needed right now
 
2020-05-08 2:09:38 PM  

mathamagical: pueblonative: Although I completely understand why she feels the need to do this, the fact that we have to have people strapped with f*cking military grade weapons so that legislators can do their jobs should make us hang our heads in shame.

I'd be willing to bet none of the protesters have military grade or police grade automatic weapons.

Good to see the 2A being used responsibly for a change though I'd buy any of these guys or gals a beer if I had the chance.


The guy in the middle with the cell phone looks like he's packing an MP5. I'm not up on all the gun laws but I would have thought that would qualify as military/police grade weapon.
 
2020-05-08 2:10:49 PM  

croesius: give me doughnuts: From another article:

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Sad that we still have to do this, but damn proud there's folk out there who will.


Reminds me of this video. For the record, I don't think anyone should just be casually strolling down the street like that. But if we're going to allow it, everyone needs to be allowed to. And this guy has way bigger balls than I do.

Black Guy vs. White Guy Open Carry AR-15
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2020-05-08 2:12:08 PM  

RussianPotato: I guess a lot of liberal heads are asploding because two groups of heavily armed people are in public


You typed that like this should be acceptable.
 
2020-05-08 2:12:44 PM  

vudukungfu: *ckick*
and there is a pic, and they have guns,
and talk about intimida....Hey. is that a CANON on the lawn?


Just retcon it out later.
 
2020-05-08 2:13:53 PM  

RussianPotato: I guess a lot of liberal heads are asploding because two groups of heavily armed people are in public and *GASP* nothing happened!

/most people don't want to shoot someone
//offer may not be valid in georgia.


The Make America Sick Again assholes are too chickenshiat to start a fight against people as well armed as them, and the bodyguards are conscientious citizens protecting law makers from intimidation.

The only reason those protesters get up the courage to get in the face of police is because they know the police will restrain themselves (of course, because the protesters are the "correct shade" - in the protesters' tiny minds)
 
2020-05-08 2:15:00 PM  
Good. Time to play hardball.

If whites can have military-grade weapons, so can black people.

If you don't want blacks to have them, then neither should whites. Let's see what the 2nd Amendment nuts have to say about that.
 
2020-05-08 2:15:08 PM  

RussianPotato: Also, I'm glad that BOTH groups had some really sweet rifles that had a lot of accessorization.  Very few poverty ponies.

/real men use free float rails


Hands outta yer lap.

Sheesh
 
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