Alert - Seventy-two killed resisting gun confiscation in Boston

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Boston - National Guard units seeking to confiscate a cache of recently banned assault weapons were ambushed by elements of a Para-military extremist faction. Military and law enforcement sources estimate that 72 were killed and more than 200 injured before government forces were compelled to withdraw.

Speaking after the clash, Massachusetts Governor Thomas Gage declared that the extremist faction, which was made up of local citizens, has links to the radical right-wing tax protest movement.

Gage blamed the extremists for recent incidents of vandalism directed against internal revenue offices. The governor, who described the group's organizers as "criminals," issued an executive order authorizing the summary arrest of any individual who has interfered with the government's efforts to secure law and order.

The military raid on the extremist arsenal followed wide-spread refusal by the local citizenry to turn over recently outlawed assault weapons.

Gage issued a ban on military-style assault weapons and ammunition earlier in the week. This decision followed a meeting in early this month between government and military leaders at which the governor authorized the forcible confiscation of illegal arms.

One government official, speaking on condition of anonymity, pointed out that "none of these people would have been killed had the extremists obeyed the law and turned over their weapons voluntarily."

Government troops initially succeeded in confiscating a large supply of outlawed weapons and ammunition. However, troops attempting to seize arms and ammunition in Lexington met with resistance from heavily-armed extremists who had been tipped off regarding the government's plans.

During a tense standoff in the Lexington town park, National Guard Colonel Francis Smith, commander of the government operation, ordered the armed group to surrender and return to their homes. The impasse was broken by a single shot, which was reportedly fired by one of the right-wing extremists.

Eight civilians were killed in the ensuing exchange.

Ironically, the local citizenry blamed government forces rather than the extremists for the civilian deaths. Before order could be restored, armed citizens from surrounding areas had descended upon the guard units. Colonel Smith, finding his forces over matched by the armed mob, ordered a retreat.

Governor Gage has called upon citizens to support the state/national joint task force in its effort to restore law and order. The governor also demanded the surrender of those responsible for planning and leading the attack against the government troops.

Samuel Adams, Paul Revere, and John Hancock, who have been identified as "ringleaders" of the extremist faction, remain at large.

And this fellow Americans, is how the American Revolution began, April 20, 1775.
Seventy-two killed resisting gun confiscation in Boston! | Fauquier Free Citizen




On July 4th, 1776 these same extremists signed the Declaration of Independence, pledging to each other and their countrymen their lives, fortunes, and sacred honor. Many of them lost everything, including their families and their lives over the course of the next few years.

Lest we forget...


Wow. Most people in America reading that would be appalled and it is how their country was founded. They honestly have no idea what Independence Day is all about, or what the laws in this nation are about.
  • Profile picture of the author Kurt
    Originally Posted by SandraLarkin View Post




    Wow. Most people in America reading that would be appalled and it is how their country was founded. They honestly have no idea what Independence Day is all about, or what the laws in this nation are about.
    And it seems just as many Americans don't realize how our Founding Fathers celebrated the 4th:


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indepen...(United_States)

    In 1777, thirteen gunshots were fired in salute, once at morning and once again as evening fell, on July 4 in Bristol, Rhode Island. Philadelphia celebrated the first anniversary in a manner a modern American would find quite familiar: an official dinner for the Continental Congress, toasts, 13-gun salutes, speeches, prayers, music, parades, troop reviews, and fireworks. Ships were decked with red, white, and blue bunting.[13]
    In 1778, General George Washington marked July 4 with a double ration of rum for his soldiers and an artillery salute. Across the Atlantic Ocean, ambassadors John Adams and Benjamin Franklin held a dinner for their fellow Americans in Paris, France.[14]
    If GW, Benny and the guy named after a beer could drink and eat to celebrate the 4th of July, maybe the rest of us that do the same are really the patriotic ones upholding their traditions?
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    • Profile picture of the author David Maschke
      Originally Posted by Kurt View Post

      And it seems just as many Americans don't realize how our Founding Fathers celebrated the 4th:

      If GW, Benny and the guy named after a beer could drink and eat to celebrate the 4th of July, maybe the rest of us that do the same are really the patriotic ones upholding their traditions?
      Your comments only support Sandra's premise.
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    • Profile picture of the author SteveJohnson
      Originally Posted by Kurt View Post

      And it seems just as many Americans don't realize how our Founding Fathers celebrated the 4th:

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indepen...(United_States)

      In 1777, thirteen gunshots were fired in salute, once at morning and once again as evening fell, on July 4 in Bristol, Rhode Island. Philadelphia celebrated the first anniversary in a manner a modern American would find quite familiar: an official dinner for the Continental Congress, toasts, 13-gun salutes, speeches, prayers, music, parades, troop reviews, and fireworks. Ships were decked with red, white, and blue bunting.[13]
      In 1778, General George Washington marked July 4 with a double ration of rum for his soldiers and an artillery salute. Across the Atlantic Ocean, ambassadors John Adams and Benjamin Franklin held a dinner for their fellow Americans in Paris, France.[14]
      If GW, Benny and the guy named after a beer could drink and eat to celebrate the 4th of July, maybe the rest of us that do the same are really the patriotic ones upholding their traditions?
      Maybe so - except now you can't say prayers at publicly-sponsored events, patriotic music is taboo, troop reviews are non-existent because that kind of exhibition is just an example of our imperialistic intentions, even a single ration of rum would get you arrested for driving while intoxicated if the desk-bound weiners have their way, ships are decked with all colors of the rainbox, and fireworks???? puhleeeeeze! no fireworks allowed, they're too dangerous.
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    • Profile picture of the author rodonet
      Originally Posted by yukon View Post

      Here, I found the rest of your crazies dating back to Sept. 10th 2002 with same exact OP story.



      Yawn...
      Fine piece of detective work, Sherlock!
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      • Profile picture of the author yukon
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        Originally Posted by rodonet View Post

        Fine piece of detective work, Sherlock!
        Thanks Cornhole Jackson.

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        LMAO at that brainwashing forum sig., figures, ha, ha.
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    LOL - and for a minute I was thinking exactly what I am not stocked up on that I should be.

    Alarming......and very timely.

    Thanks Sandra.
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