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(Santa Fe New Mexican)   Rule requiring town council attendees to come legally armed clarified: it's not limited to physical weapons; you can also come armed with the Bible. But Jesus said "never bring a bible to a gun fight"   (santafenewmexican.com) divider line
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2021-12-02 8:32:03 AM  
Oh, Jesus.
 
2021-12-02 8:35:43 AM  
I want to be elected to that town council so I can show up armed with my rapier-like wit and also a missile launcher.
 
2021-12-02 8:40:48 AM  
What about a Gordita crunch from Taco Bell?   Because I'm deadly after eating one of those.
 
2021-12-02 8:48:23 AM  
But, the word is my sword and my shield!

/guess you also shouldn't bring a sword to a gunfight
//or so I've been told
 
2021-12-02 8:52:11 AM  
A gun is terrifying, yes... But nobody would pick a fight with you if you just casually sit there with a claymore.
 
2021-12-02 8:52:48 AM  
Should probably skip the middle man and bring back Medieval German Judicial Duels...
 
2021-12-02 8:53:13 AM  
This is the quickest submission-to-Main I've ever had. Gun thread - that's the ticket. (Even if the mods did add the last sentence.)
 
2021-12-02 8:53:36 AM  
If you can come "legally armed" with a bible I'd say go there "armed" with knowledge... but I'm guessing that place wouldn't appreciate that
 
2021-12-02 8:54:05 AM  
......Because he's holding a THERMAL DETONATOR!
 
2021-12-02 8:54:32 AM  
this is my rifle
this is my gun
this is for fighting
this is for whipping out at the Estancia town council meetings
 
2021-12-02 8:54:52 AM  
How many swords do I need to carry to count as 'armed'?

Because I can bring a LOT of swords.

But for civil unrest I think the traditional weapon is the machete.
 
2021-12-02 8:55:01 AM  
Strap a bomb to your chest.  Vote the way I want to or I press the button.
 
2021-12-02 8:55:02 AM  
He previously said that under the rule, residents could instead come armed with knowledge, wisdom or a Bible - whatever they felt was necessary to defend themselves.

Anyone who has ever watched any city council meeting anywhere in this country should know that wisdom is in short supply.
 
2021-12-02 8:55:15 AM  

MattytheMouse: A gun is terrifying, yes... But nobody would pick a fight with you if you just casually sit there with a claymore.


True regardless of which kind of claymore you're referring to.
 
2021-12-02 8:56:29 AM  
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2021-12-02 8:56:41 AM  
Flamethrower with the ignitor burning.
 
2021-12-02 8:57:19 AM  
Bring a large scimitar and see how long that rule hangs around.
 
2021-12-02 8:57:35 AM  
More tough-guy talk from a Republican that immediately gets rescinded as soon as he's called on it? Reminds me of all the "Stop the Steal! MAGA!" assholes who acted so tough and defiant on January 6 but ended up crying in court.
 
2021-12-02 8:57:52 AM  
But yo, these mfs legit watched Parks and Rec amd said "yeah, we wouldn't mind hearing Patton Oswalt's filibuster at gunpoint."
 
2021-12-02 8:57:58 AM  

MattytheMouse: A gun is terrifying, yes... But nobody would pick a fight with you if you just casually sit there with a claymore.


Fun Fact: there's a police drill in which a person with a knife has at it with a guy with a holstered gun.

Supposedly, a 21 foot radius is the zone in which a person with a knife is dangerous to a person with a holstered gun.

/ no word on the police drill where one hugs the pups instead of shooting them
 
2021-12-02 8:59:56 AM  
Any question at all what party the good mayor is a member of?

This is the problem with generations of Republicans politicians having been instilled with no sense that governing is a responsibility and that legislating is not supposed to be performance art for ugly people.
 
2021-12-02 9:00:47 AM  

Barricaded Gunman: More tough-guy talk from a Republican that immediately gets rescinded as soon as he's called on it? Reminds me of all the "Stop the Steal! MAGA!" assholes who acted so tough and defiant on January 6 but ended up crying in court.


Bring tribute of chicken tendies into his mom's basement, the new town meeting venue.
 
2021-12-02 9:01:04 AM  
Yes, I fear bad guys with guns.
But I also fear good guys who can't wait to be good guys with guns.
 
2021-12-02 9:01:16 AM  

tschmidt83: If you can come "legally armed" with a bible I'd say go there "armed" with knowledge... but I'm guessing that place wouldn't appreciate that


How much longer until you're past the waiting period and can finally acquire knowledge?
 
2021-12-02 9:02:02 AM  
Wabbajack.
 
2021-12-02 9:02:12 AM  

iheartscotch: MattytheMouse: A gun is terrifying, yes... But nobody would pick a fight with you if you just casually sit there with a claymore.

Fun Fact: there's a police drill in which a person with a knife has at it with a guy with a holstered gun.

Supposedly, a 21 foot radius is the zone in which a person with a knife is dangerous to a person with a holstered gun.

/ no word on the police drill where one hugs the pups instead of shooting them


Any rules about an assailant armed with a wet gym towel?

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2021-12-02 9:02:24 AM  

wozzeck: Any question at all what party the good mayor is a member of?

This is the problem with generations of Republicans politicians having been instilled with no sense that governing is a responsibility and that legislating is not supposed to be performance art for ugly people.


No. I can't figure it out. Let's ask this guy.

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2021-12-02 9:03:05 AM  
Also, it's cool how we keep encouraging people to act like complete jackasses with guns and then act like nothing could've been done when the only logical conclusion happens.
 
2021-12-02 9:04:23 AM  
As a pastor... WTF is going on here?
 
2021-12-02 9:05:26 AM  

PirateKing: How many swords do I need to carry to count as 'armed'?

Because I can bring a LOT of swords.

But for civil unrest I think the traditional weapon is the machete.


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I know I would vote the way you want me to.
 
2021-12-02 9:05:53 AM  
Fun fact: A flamethrower is not classified as a firearm or a destructive device by the ATF because it does not have a receiver. So just show up with a Vietnam-era surplus flamethrower and be the most dangerous farker in the room.
 
2021-12-02 9:06:01 AM  
I just bring myself.  My hands are registered lethal weapons.
 
2021-12-02 9:07:08 AM  

dionysusaur: Oh, Jesus.


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2021-12-02 9:07:20 AM  
The ACLU is threatening to sue the Torrance County town if it doesn't rescind or revise the rule, which states those who attend public meetings "must be legally armed. By entering this meeting you acknowledge that you are prepared to defend yourself and your beliefs with what you believe is necessary to do so. (This definition is at the discretion of the Executive Branch)."

If you need GUNZ! to defend your beliefs, your beliefs aren't very sound.

If you need GUNZ! to defend yourself at a public meeting, it's probably because of all the other yutzes who showed up with GUNZ!
 
2021-12-02 9:07:34 AM  

Northern: Barricaded Gunman: More tough-guy talk from a Republican that immediately gets rescinded as soon as he's called on it? Reminds me of all the "Stop the Steal! MAGA!" assholes who acted so tough and defiant on January 6 but ended up crying in court.

Bring tribute of chicken tendies into his mom's basement, the new town meeting venue.


Don't forget the chalice of Mountain Dew
 
2021-12-02 9:07:42 AM  
As felons lose the right to bear arms, would this prohibit a convicted felon from attending a town meeting?

If so, (even with their attempt to water down the language through comments that are not part of the legislation), I suspect they'd be running afoul of other laws about civic participation.

/former town commissioner, currently a supervisor of elections
//has to deal with headaches from a recent legal analysis of a 40 year old charter amendment that attempted to give two ways to get a candidate on the ballot that is now intererpreted as requiring both
///because of a mistake in how it was worded. (I think one is 'shall qualify' and the other is 'or shall not be qualified')
 
2021-12-02 9:08:39 AM  

wozzeck: Any question at all what party the good mayor is a member of?

This is the problem with generations of Republicans politicians having been instilled with no sense that governing is a responsibility and that legislating is not supposed to be performance art for ugly people.


I'd be more likely to assume libertarian.
 
2021-12-02 9:09:07 AM  

iheartscotch: MattytheMouse: A gun is terrifying, yes... But nobody would pick a fight with you if you just casually sit there with a claymore.

Fun Fact: there's a police drill in which a person with a knife has at it with a guy with a holstered gun.

Supposedly, a 21 foot radius is the zone in which a person with a knife is dangerous to a person with a holstered gun.

/ no word on the police drill where one hugs the pups instead of shooting them


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2021-12-02 9:09:41 AM  

Hankie Fest: As a pastor... WTF is going on here?


It's about the "Fist Amendment," according to TFA.
 
2021-12-02 9:10:06 AM  
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2021-12-02 9:10:26 AM  
What the shiat?
 
2021-12-02 9:10:30 AM  
How about the Quran?
 
2021-12-02 9:11:00 AM  

Zombie DJ: Yes, I fear bad guys with guns.
But I also fear good guys who can't wait to be good guys with guns.


Those are not "good guys with guns", They are still bad guys with guns BUT pretending to be a good guy.
 
2021-12-02 9:11:23 AM  

Hankie Fest: As a pastor... WTF is going on here?


Well, your bible can be used to justify any sort of behavior, and these people are doing so to be complete assholes.
 
2021-12-02 9:12:36 AM  
Open carry firearms fall under symbolic speech which is protected under the Fist Amendment.

Amazing.
 
2021-12-02 9:12:39 AM  
We should always be armed at town council meetings.  Has "The Simpsons" taught you people NOTHING?!
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2021-12-02 9:12:51 AM  

The Reverend Sam Hill: The ACLU is threatening to sue the Torrance County town if it doesn't rescind or revise the rule, which states those who attend public meetings "must be legally armed. By entering this meeting you acknowledge that you are prepared to defend yourself and your beliefs with what you believe is necessary to do so. (This definition is at the discretion of the Executive Branch)."

If you need GUNZ! to defend your beliefs, your beliefs aren't very sound.

If you need GUNZ! to defend yourself at a public meeting, it's probably because of all the other yutzes who showed up with GUNZ!


It doesn't matter if their beliefs aren't sound, they have gunz.
 
2021-12-02 9:13:21 AM  
The guide isn't clear in when to bring a bible

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2021-12-02 9:13:26 AM  

Ambitwistor: This is the quickest submission-to-Main I've ever had. Gun thread - that's the ticket. (Even if the mods did add the last sentence.)


They're still doing that? Geez, twenty years later and still the same song and dance here... Always sad that Fark never made it "Big Time", but amateur hour still defines the day here.
 
2021-12-02 9:14:05 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: I want to be elected to that town council so I can show up armed with my rapier-like wit and also a missile launcher.


A Rapier missle launcher?
 
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