Scores Killed, Hundreds Injured as Para-Military Extremists Riot in Boston Area

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  1. 22WRF

    22WRF Well-Known Member

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    Scores Killed, Hundreds Injured as Para-Military
    Extremists Riot in Boston Area

    National guard units seeking to confiscate a cache of recently banned assault weapons were ambushed on April 19th by elements of aparamilitary 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 widespread refusalby the local citizenry to turn over recently outlawed assault weapons. Gage issued a ban on military-style assault weapons and ammunition earlier inthe week. This decision followed a meeting 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 "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 byone 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 aretreat.

    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 "ring leaders" of the extremist faction, remain at large.
     
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    Looks like someone has been gazing into their crystal ball. Not real clear but perhaps got kind of a blurred, maybe blended vision of things past and future.
     

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    Good job, 22. Thumbs up. ;)



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    Great allegory, 22....things change, and remain the same...
     
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    That is why I do not fear a full-blown small arms confiscation. Once a report such as this passes across the Associated Press Wire, millions of partisans will call in sick and crack open spam cans. That is the one great thing about the mass media, nothing happens without everyone instantly knowing.
     
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    !!!!!OUTSTANDING!!!!
     
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  10. 22WRF

    22WRF Well-Known Member

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    This average Joe may others here are combat tested. So Mr Piglet I guess you are on your own.
     
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    Did you write that 22? I saw it over here earlier as well. If you wrote it, that's AWESOME! Even if not, it's a dang good find! :D
     
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  12. piglatinhater

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    Awesome! So we're 50 strong?

    50 has-beens and a couple of actives against 200?
     
  13. Bruce FLinch

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    Who will be the next Paul Revere, Sam Adams, & John Hancock??? Let's keep it a secret! ;)
     
  14. islenos

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    has-beens? I think of it more of Seasoned. Many of the 'has-beens' have in fact killed another human being in combat. How many cops and national guard have done so.

    There is never a motivation that is greater then fighting for freedom in owns own land.
     
  15. Michael A

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    New here, but would like to share my thoughts,,,,

    I don't think most people realize just how many prior military there are in the US that are no longer "Active". I am sure not ALL of us are willing to fight for the 2nd Amendment rights we so dearly love, however I AM sure that those of us that would let them learn from the stupidity of the Governments mistake by trying to "disarm" the United States as a whole, far out number the "others".

    If you come for MY guns, come prepared to die.
     
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