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Seventy-two killed resisting gun confiscation in Boston
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:38 pm    Post subject: Seventy-two killed resisting gun confiscation in Boston Reply with quote

Seventy-two killed resisting gun confiscation in 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 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 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 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 radical 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, people, is how the American Revolution began on April 19, 1775.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 12:07 am    Post subject: Re: Seventy-two killed resisting gun confiscation in Boston Reply with quote

Ok, Snopes siad that this is a false news

www.snopes.com/politic...lguard.asp

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:05 am    Post subject: Re: Seventy-two killed resisting gun confiscation in Boston Reply with quote

I don't believe that the "story" was ever intended to be an accurate representation of what happened 200 odd years ago, and neither was it intended to portray something that happend in the recent future. I believe it is a satirical look at a scenario portraying the confiscation of "assault weapons" in modern times, using a lesson from the past.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:56 am    Post subject: Re: Seventy-two killed resisting gun confiscation in Boston Reply with quote

Shocked It may need be done yet!

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 5:05 am    Post subject: Re: Seventy-two killed resisting gun confiscation in Boston Reply with quote

Interesting, Snopes called them automatic weapons not assault weapons. They didn't even get the facts correct.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 6:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Seventy-two killed resisting gun confiscation in Boston Reply with quote

well, they did get the fact that assault weapons are fully automatic right....

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