American ParaMilitary Extremists Riot!!

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  1. Shizamus

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    Could it Happen Again?
    Scores Killed, Hundreds Injured
    As Para-Military Extremists Riot
    Boston, April 20—National Guard units seeking to confiscate a cache of
    recently banned assault weapons were ambushed on April 19th 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 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 widespread 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 April 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 Lexington’s 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 overmatched 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 has
    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.
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