Spokane, Washington. “Armed Patriots Stand Against Feds!”
I can’t say that the number of patriot/fed confrontations is large, but it may be growing. I wonder how common these “confrontations” may become before somebody does something foolish and a number of people are wounded or killed.
Then what? Another “shot heard round the world”? Abject surrender to tyranny? Patriot snipers?
Somebody’d better start paying attention. The American People are showing signs of real (armed) resistance to government tyranny. Either some idiot in government is going to order “kill them,” of the feds will have to pull in their horns and, maybe, start once again serving the People.
Note where one federal official says, “This is federal property; you can’t bring guns here.” Then, another official says, “If you want to leave, step onto public property,” which is apparently just a few feet away. These statements don’t prove anything. They may be nothing more than inadvertent remarks. But the two statements at least suggests that the “right to keep and bear arms” exists within the States of the Union, even within the states of the United States, but not within “federal property”.
P.S. (March 12th, A.D. 2015) The day after I posted the video (above) The Washington Times published an article headlined “2 officers shot in Ferguson, St. Louis County police confirm.” There was a nighttime demonstration outside the Ferguson, Missouri police department. It was beginning to wind down about midnight. Some police officers had already headed for home. Then several shots were fired and two cops were hit–one in the shoulder, one in the face.
At this moment, I don’t know if the cop shot in the face has been merely wounded or has died.
As I predicted in yesterday’s comments on the video above, somebody has done something “foolish”. The cops will claim that gunman did something “foolish” by shooting two cops. The gunman will claim that the copse did something foolish when they shot 18-year old Michael Brown last summer.
Once these feuds start, who can clearly identify the greater fool who precipitated the confrontation.
How will cops across the country react.
I don’t know.
I do know that, today, American law enforcement are a little more paranoid than they were yesterday. What remains to be seen is how the cops will generally react. Will most cops now tend increasingly to shoot at anyone they deem to pose a threat? Or will most cops realize that more they shoot unarmed people, the more that armed people will ambush cops?
I doubt that there’ll be a single answer to those questions. Some cops will increasingly tend to shoot first and ask questions later. Others will resist the temptation to shoot and instead try to be “reasonable”.
But, are we reaching a point where “reason” is increasingly improbable?
Ohh, and what about Obama and the ATF–will they exploit these shootings by pushing for more gun control?
I’m pretty sure I know the answer to that one.