As if there weren’t enough problems with the absolutely crazy proliferation of guns in the United States, some people are so caught up in the perceived value of everyone owning and constantly carrying guns, we’re beginning to see what I would consider crazier and crazier legislation to exalt the use of firearms. This article from American Military News is a bit disheartening. Isn’t this a mission the National Guard is designed to fulfill?
If you ask me (I know, you haven’t. Consider it a figure of speech on my behalf) this is nothing more than fear mongering; a cowardly bend of the knee to racism and xenophobia. We already have Police forces, Sheriff’s departments, and various types of Marshals, in addition to the aforementioned National Guard. Who are these “minutemen” going to protect us from? White supremacists. For some reason, I suspect this would actually prove to be a natural way for white supremacists to move closer to realize some of their darkest fantasies.
I’ll reiterate. Bad idea! Bad, bad fucking idea. Here’s an excerpt and you can read more at the link appearing below.
Lawmakers in Missouri are considering legislation that would make it legal to create a Missouri Minutemen, a group of legal gun owners who could be called to action by the governor. On Tuesday, state senators discussed S.B. 258, which would establish “that there shall be the minutemen of the state which shall be called into service by the governor for use in defense during a state of emergency with consent of two-thirds of the General Assembly.” According to the legislation, any legal Missouri resident who is legally able to own a firearm will be allowed to voluntarily join the minutemen
Source: Missouri considering bill that would create armed ‘Minutemen’ volunteer force
April 2nd, 2021 at 3:32 pm
Most of what you refer to as “cities burning” was the result of police using violence against peaceful demonstrators, many of whom took out their frustration against a system stacked against them.
Distrust? Why wouldn’t there be distrust when government shows such disdain and disrespect for people of color. I see you are distrustful of just about everything except right wing conspiracy theories and fantasies. Move along. I’ll have no interest in anything else you have to say.
I will, however, leave your comment up so my readers can possibly see it. Thanks for nothing.
April 2nd, 2021 at 3:55 pm
Thankfully! Now … fuck off, dipshit. Anyone who uses the word “typical” to describe someone’s politics or views on current issues, is revealing far more about themselves than the person they purport to describe.