Thailand Mall Shooter Broke Every Law Democrats Say We Need in U.S.

General Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister, Minister of Defense and head of Royal Thai Police responds to killings at Terminal 21 Korat mall. (Royal Thai Government/Facebook)

U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “Thai Gunman Who killed 26 in Rampage Shot Dead in Mall,” the Associated Press reported Saturday. Another 57 people were wounded in a standoff at Terminal 21 Korat initiated by a soldier said to be “angry over a financial dispute,” who reportedly killed two people on a military base before driving to the mall. It took police sharpshooters 16 hours to put the killer down as terrified, unarmed shoppers fled, ducked for cover and “ran to hide in toilets.”

Television footage showed the attacker carrying “what appeared to be an assault rifle.” And it was the second “high profile mall shooting” in a month, the prior one committed by a masked  school director “carrying a handgun with a silencer [who] killed three people, including a 2-year-old boy, and wounded four others as he robbed a jewelry store.”

As the anti-gunners say here when such atrocities are committed, “something must be done.”

In the cases of the Thai mall shooters, something has been done, including everything Democrat politicians and gun-grab groups have been loudly demanding to be imposed on a state and national level here. Thailand’s got it all.

“The regulation of guns in Thailand is categorized as restrictive,” GunPolicy.org, a project of the Sydney School of Public Health advises. We need to stipulate up front that this effort is being bankrolled by globalist citizen disarmament interests, including the United Nations, but that doesn’t invalidate the reporting of restrictions, all backed with extensive source citations. Instead, it makes using the documentation “bullet-proof” from challenges by the antis, since we’re using their data.

So we find that “In Thailand, the right to private gun ownership is not guaranteed by law.” We find “In Thailand, civilians are not allowed to possess automatic and semi-automatic rifles,” that is, weapons the mall killer, being part of the government, reportedly had no problem getting his hands on.

If you want a handgun, a rifle or a shotgun, citizens have to overcome several prior restraints, including satisfying the government that they have a “genuine reason” for the license need to obtain a firearm and its ammunition (one license per gun). They need to pass a “universal background check” that includes “income” among its considerations (like “gun control” here, poorer citizens are most affected). And there are “red flag” disqualifiers like “domestic violence … Where a past history or apprehended likelihood of family violence exists, the law in Thailand stipulates that a gun license should be denied or revoked.”

“In Thailand, the law requires that a record of the acquisition, possession, and transfer of each privately held firearm be retained in an official register,” GunPolicy.org continues. We also find that in Thailand they have storage laws and transit laws. Open carry is banned, and if a citizen wants to carry concealed, they must “apply for permission to carry a firearm … to the officials who are competent to issue such license.”

Think of it as “Santa Clara carry.”

So leave it to the media to present Thailand as “awash with easily obtainable firearms, featuring one of the highest gun homicide rates in Asia.” To back it up they cite “the US State Department's Bureau for Diplomatic Security wrote in its 2013 safety report for overseas staff: ‘Thailand has a fervent gun culture on par with the United States and has become a world leader in firearms-related homicides.’”

Who headed State back then?

With the headline and the lede having established that murder with guns is comparatively high, we have to venture deeper into the report to find that the violence is being perpetrated by those who ignore all those “restrictive” laws. Millions have said the hell with approvals and licensing and registration and permits. GunPolicy.org estimates there are over four million “illegal” guns in Thailand but admits it really doesn’t know for sure. Plus there’s a Malay-Muslim insurgency with armed rebels, “as well as the mafia syndicates across the country.”

And then there’s the proliferation “along the Thai-Myanmar and Thai-Cambodian border,” as well as the claim by “experts” that “military, police and paramilitary officials not only have easy access to such weapons but have also been known to sell these to non-state officials.”

In other words, “gun control” doesn’t and can’t work, because the bad guys will always find whatever workarounds they want. And it’s not hard to see the parallels here, especially with the way the Democrats, in addition to demanding disarmament, also ensure our borders remain porous and that foreign populations with priorities inimical to founding principle established in the Constitution are being brought in and embedded into communities throughout the Republic.

Just like our Democrats, Thai officials point to more measures that will have no effect on those causing the problems. They’re calling for more registration and “introducing so-called ballistic gun data.” When those don’t work, and they won't, they’ll be back demanding more.


About David Codrea:David Codrea
David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating/defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament. He blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” is a regularly featured contributor to Firearms News, and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

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CourageousLion
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CourageousLion

I’m not so sure this is being driven by leftist ideology. It may be driven by what keeps happening to people of color at the hands of some of these badge wearing tyrants. REMEMBER Eric Gardner? And how many others that are being beaten, kidnapped and caged for victimless acts?

Bubb
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Bubb

Well said…as usual.

Arizona Don
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Arizona Don

A ban on any gun has NEVER reduced crime if anything it has increased crime. For anyone who does not understand that it takes guns out of law abiding citizens hands but NOT the outlaws hands. People who do not obey laws will not start obeying them just because they are gun laws. So it emboldens them and makes their job (murdering, robbing, stealing and burglary) much easier when only the law enforcement can have guns. Don’t we know by now law enforcement cannot be everywhere at the same time? Constitutional carry assists law enforcement. Restrictive gun laws assists the… Read more »

Deplorable Bill
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Deplorable Bill

Well said Sir.

Arm up, carry on.

Arizona Don
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Arizona Don

Thank you Bill.

CourageousLion
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CourageousLion

If they ban some of the rifles that they want to, such as the AR15 semi auto rifle and make it a felony for having one, I suspect all those newly created “outlaws” will think hard about converting them to full auto just because of the fact if your going to be a felon anyhow, why not go full bore? Throughout the years I’ve shot with folks that have surprised me with the third position on their AR’s. As a matter of fact I can remember a man over 30 years ago in Tennessee who was showing me his reloading… Read more »

joefoam
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joefoam

Obama assured us that this just didn’t happen anywhere in the world but in the USA. We were also assured that the world was a safer place than it ever had been. Was he mistaken and how many believed him without question?

Heed the Call-up
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Heed the Call-up

How many believed Obama? None with rational minds, such as most of the readers of this site.

Vern
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Vern

Only those who love a lie.

CourageousLion
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CourageousLion

Brain dead lemmings?

Doszap
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Doszap

I used to just hate Democrat policies,but after 5+ decades I have come to despise them completely.If I know anyone that is a Democrat in my circle they are outcasts from me.If it were possible I would like to get rid of all of them.THEY just seem to think GOD is dead and someone made them the caretakers of EVERYONE on the planets lives because they are SO WISE. I fear this issue of their insanity on the 2A is going to be the next turning point, and bring us to war again.Over half of Americans are against ALL they… Read more »

Vern
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Vern

Democrats exchanged intelligence for indoctrination, they don’t know any better.

Deplorable Bill
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Deplorable Bill

Well, at least out here in rural Az. we have a sure cure for terrorists, tyrants, cartel operatives, home invaders and people who get so ticked off at a financial dispute they are willing to murder a hundred innocent people. WE SHOOT BACK. They could not do this over there. I refuse to be unarmed. I do the first responding around here and wherever I happen to be.

Arm up, carry on.

Superman
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Superman

Enjoy it while it lasts. Arizona is turning purple.

Doszap
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Doszap

Don’t down vote him,he’s right, the ANTI gunners are laser beamed on AZ as of last week,be prepared for battle or lose your @A rights like VA.
Bloomberg the only SOB I despise as much as Hillary/Obama/and Soros.

joefoam
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joefoam

All I hear and see are Bloomberg ads. He is intent on buying the election or at least getting some down ballot dems elected. And we know all he wants is gun confiscation.Be aware AZ voters they are coming for our state and our guns.

Vern
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Vern

You should be ashamed of yourself. The true color of communism is RED, the same color of blood, which true communists perceive to be that of friend and foe alike. The last commie standing is the true winner, looking at their history should tell anyone intelligent enough to understand the truth of the manifesto. It is a death cult, but you must not be one of the intelligent ones, you gain nothing from communism.

CourageousLion
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CourageousLion

I think most think of the RED states like the RED pill of The Matrix. And the BLUE pill being the one that refers to staying under the control freaks.

Vern
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Vern

That’s true, but the commie flags are for the most part red. The commie red doesn’t stand for anything conservative, it stands for the blood of those whose lives they have wasted so they can take pleasure in every evil thing they do to spill more blood. They love being “professors” who indoctrinate the young and steal their freedom by telling them those freedoms they have lived with are wrong. They tell them there is more and better freedom in socialism/communism than they would have in capitalism. The so-called teachers are guilty of stealing the young peoples freedom before they… Read more »

Larry
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Larry

Thank the MSM for reversing the colors in their post-election maps, at the direct request of the “liberals” who objected to being represented by their most appropriate color (Reds).

Vern
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Vern

All these lefties are not only robbing everybody they can, they are also robbing themselves, they just aren’t smart enough to figure it out.

Doszap
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Doszap

Bill, what is the status of COMMIE YANKEE Bloomberg’s huge PUSH on AZ’s 2A rights, I see they are into your states business also.

Deplorable Bill
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Deplorable Bill

I have not seen them/him out here but the Mexican news channels run Blumberg’s adds all the time. About 4x per hour on each of the local news channels which are 13, 33, 39 and 41 on dish.

Arm up, carry on.

Longhaired Redneck
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Longhaired Redneck

As you are probably aware Bill, there are countless empty unattended holes here in the Southwest desert. Some just need fillin’…

Larry
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Larry

Out where I live, there are abandoned mines. Entire mines. Imagine.

Gene Ralno
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Gene Ralno

Another outstanding piece Mr. Codrea. I’d like to add a word about semantics. Just a word about the 2nd Amendment. It does not say the right of the people to keep and bear “guns” shall not be infringed. Throughout our Constitution, the terms were very carefully chosen and debated extensively among all the colonies. When ratified, the term “arms” included crossbows, slingshots, spears, bludgeons, swords, daggers and according to Jefferson, it also included naval cannons. The definition has not changed except in the minds of the democrats. It always makes me cringe when democrats assert their absurd notions about gun… Read more »

Finnky
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Finnky

@Gene – Imagine it’s tough to find a public range for practice. I’m so cheap, keep trying to practice with 22lr to save on 223 & 9mm ammo – how big is the smallest artillery shell and what would cost per round be if equivalent of Tule FMJ was available? Somehow I expect barrel life ( measured in round count) is considerably shorted than even the hottest rifle round. On the other hand, I do remember someone having some kind of mortar mounted on their little boat in CA when I was young. My how that state has changed!

Tionico
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Tionico

Former brother in law was quite the fabricator. When we were in high school or shortly afte,r he had built a twelve foot scale model of the USS MIssouri, completely functional. Only twin screws, two direct reversible DC motors, storage batteries (Li ion not yet invented), full radio control of both motors, rudder, AND two of the bit three gun turrets could be rotated, elevated, and one barrel in each could discharge, on signal from his controller, a .22WRF round. We lived in California at the time. I’m sure that would land him in jail these days……. but it was… Read more »

CourageousLion
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CourageousLion

If the rumor is true, your younger brother is quite the wimp.

Doszap
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Doszap

If the illegal GCA Acts were all overturned (ALL OF THEM ARE ILLEGAL)and we got back our UNALIENABLE rights we wouldn’t be in the mess we are.WE the people are supposed to have the same weapons available to us as the standing army.Congress used to appropriate funds for the Militias and pay for their training and some gear.
This was the Founders intent.

CourageousLion
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CourageousLion

And it was the 1903 Dick Act that did away with the funding of the Militias in view of empire building. After all you can’t get militia members to invade other countries so they pretty much made a standing army with a new “national guard”. And who is the first to get deployed overseas when they invaded Iraq? The national guard. And a standing army is in direct violation of the Constitution that they crap on all the time all the way back to the first real dictator. Abraham Lincoln. Too bad he wasn’t shot BEFORE the war started between… Read more »

StWayne
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StWayne

Mr. Codrea, Please! Please stop starting every other sentence with the word “And.” That is lazy journalism. You write too well to head down that path. If there’s one thing that kind of writing does, is detract from the flow of the story. You’re rolling along and “Bam!” You’re hit with an ‘And’ speed bump. Word to the wise. Still, great article. I had no idea Thailand was following our criminal lead. Because politicians are so busy with being “anti-Trump” these days, they have shut their ears down and are through listening and haven’t the time for their constituency anymore.… Read more »

Tionico
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Tionico

Hey, I’ve got five acres and some equipment that can move heavy items about, position, handle, deploy, etc them at will. I also live wihtin range of what most would consider “sensitive targets”. I would not object to owning a “naval cannon” although secure dry storage IS an issue here.. but if/when my pretty Grey Lady arrives, I’ve little doubt the means for proper storage of her “fodder” would be an issue.

Oldvet
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Oldvet

@Tionico…Those shipping containers can be had for around 3 K . If humidity is a problem you might have to use fans and or dehumidifiers.

Oldvet
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Oldvet

@Tionico…The only problem I have heard of with the containers was some guys tried to bury them , the side walls collapsed . They are stacking them and building homes with them now. They just are not stress structured from the side .

CourageousLion
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CourageousLion

How about one of these instead of a naval cannon?

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Stripeseven
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Stripeseven

Never Forget.

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Will Flatt
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NEVER AGAIN!

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Deplorable Bill
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Deplorable Bill

The only good news about this is; “I was just doing my job, I was only following orders.” had no effect on their convictions and executions at Nuremberg. Sooner or later, if the courts do not do their jobs to convict and sentence tyrants and treasonous people, there could very well be another revolutionary war. It will happen for the very same reasons the last one did. What chance did those innocent people in the mall have? Unarmed, there is little chance or choice. Run, hide or attack a murderous man with a fully automatic weapon, die or all the… Read more »

CourageousLion
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CourageousLion

Yes, here is what the Democrats want for themselves…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHHj8IavEjk

Arizona Don
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Arizona Don

Very true. Keep up the good work.

Oldvet
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Oldvet

@DB…The difference between then and now , back then those people at the “shopping mall” would not have been unarmed !

Superman
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Superman

Do you wear your tinfoil hat with the shiny side inside or out?

Heed the Call-up
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Heed the Call-up

Kryptonite, I gather you know know this from personal experience. Which way works best for you?

Doszap
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Doszap

The Gandhi of China Xi is so loving and kind to HIS beloved slaves,his head needs to be on a pike.
Plus shut UP Xi,YOU of all tyrants have the balls to lecture US on our right as citizens on our 2nd Amendment RIGHTS?,what a freaking pig.

vintovka 7.62
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vintovka 7.62

How do you explain Stalin’s anti-Semitism if he was enabling a Jewish conspiracy? Stalin, a non-Jewish “Georgian” (Gruzyanin) began persecuting Zionists in the Soviet Union in 1948. Zionists were either executed or sent to the camps for a slow death. A few years later, Stalin invented the “Doctor’s Plot” – the doctors in question were all Jewish. Some died in custody, while others were only saved by Stalin’s death. It seems to me that Bolshevik Iosif Vissarionovich Stalin was actually working against your imaginary conspiracy. Oh, and incidentally, Stalin had Trotsky murdered in 1940. They certainly were not working together.

RoyD
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RoyD

Perhaps you should broaden your knowledge.
https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3342999,00.html

CourageousLion
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CourageousLion

Yea, they did that with their finger nails…BS.

CourageousLion
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CourageousLion

Shhhh…you can’t say those things about the special “tribe”!

Arizona
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Arizona

Democrats say only cops and military should have guns. Democrats also say cops are racists who murder blacks. And here we see that humans are human, and even the military can break laws and commit mass murder.

Laws do not stop or prevent crime- they merely define it. And you cannot legislate morality.

Larry
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Larry

“military, police and paramilitary officials not only have easy access to such weapons but have also been known to sell these to non-state officials.”

If you say this again in Spanish, does “non-state officials” come out as “traficantes?”

Will Flatt
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Demorats are schizophrenic and hypocritical.

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Doszap
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Doszap

Add 100% totally criminal and insane and that may cover it.

CourageousLion
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CourageousLion

Could be…

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Tionico
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Tionico

Some laws DO limit or deter some crime. Laws MANDATING harsh penalties for committing certain acts DO tend to mitigate against crime. Used to be that shoplifting in California was a misdemeanour if the stolen amount was above some small number, perhaps $25 or so. Over $500 it rose to felony level, incarceration for a year or so. Now, in that stupid state , they won’t even arrest for anything under $1000. So what is happening? Homeless rats go into stores, stack up $960 into their carts, and roll them out the door. “Security” have their hands tied, are not… Read more »

CourageousLion
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CourageousLion

Obviously some laws deter some crime. Which is why so many folks are against anarchy because they think that without laws everyone would go bonkers. I suspect not. I suspect that if someone is raped and there is no doubt about it that the newly formed militias would indict the rapist, try the rapist and if found guilty by a jury of free men, hang the rapist.
But then again, my view of what should be or could be is the perfect world which only exists in the minds of men.

CourageousLion
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CourageousLion

Actually, if you think about it…ALL laws are legislated morality. SOMEONE is legislating their view of morality on the rest of us. And since the SOMEONE is typically a psychopathic control freak, the results are disaster.

Oldvet
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Oldvet

Shades of mexican drug cartel war on cops in mexico . Wonder how many ms13 are ny ? What better place to start except maybe commiefornia !!

Oldvet
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Oldvet

Make that the west coast .

Oldvet
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Oldvet

USA…Understand that. Told the story here about them driving an armored type vehicle thru a brick wall and “blowing” the floor out of the bathroom on second floor of an apartment building , just fore one man ,I don’t remember what they wanted him for. Ruined the building for all the other tenants.
But that’s nothing look up H.R. 5383 see what the communist in the demo party want to do to this country .

Oldvet
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Oldvet

TOTO doesn’t like what you say , I’ll fix it I get a notification from Johnathan Garthwaite in which Wayne Allen Root has a write up on this bill (H.R. 5383) it “aint ” pretty .

Oldvet
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Oldvet

I understand it would have to pass both houses , but if they controlled them and the white house , well you saw how bat shit crazy they went on the impeachment

Oldvet
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Oldvet

@USA…I’m not sure the demo party exists even now .

Oldvet
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Oldvet

@USA…Sounds like cloak and dagger to me !

Doszap
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Doszap

No,it’s the COMMIES have finally come out of the shadows.

Doszap
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Doszap

Make no doubt, THERE WILL a cleansing, and a ton of it before we clear this up.

CourageousLion
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CourageousLion

I was just informed by a friend that the company that he purchased a P80 kit from said that they are selling kits and 80 AR lowers as fast as they can get them in to VA residents. That should tell someone something. Seems like we are reaching the ENOUGH IS ENOUGH point of the Declaration of Independence.

Oldvet
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Oldvet

I don’t do face book if you do maybe you could share Wayne’s write up here .

CourageousLion
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CourageousLion
Oldvet
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Oldvet

@CL…Thanks that is the one..

Oldvet
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Oldvet

He was a county commissioner ? Were the they sheriff’s or city cops ?

Will
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Will

@Oldvet,county I would think sheriff!

Oldvet
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Oldvet

@USA…You know I don’t really know why I ask that . That nephew I tell you about once in a while is local sheriff & swat . That’s where I got the info on that apartment . Guess I was thinking sheriff would be more righteous than city cops . There I go thinking again .

Doszap
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Doszap

Most Sheriffs are.

Vern
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Vern

Did you forget the rule? “Old guys rule.” The young guys have the energy, we have the smarts. The sooner the young guys figure that out the better off we will all be in our struggle with the communists.

Vern
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Vern

People become communists because they think everybody else will work so they don’t have to.

CourageousLion
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CourageousLion

It is being done for the fear factor that it imparts on the population. Remember Waco? They could have captured David Koresh while he was out jogging. And yet they decided to do a public spectacle to show the rest of us what would happen if we decided to try and skirt a $200 tax stamp.

Doszap
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Doszap

Most Mexican cops are on the cartels dole.

Vern
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Vern

The idea of disarming the people is all about protecting those at the very top of wealth who believe they are the only people on the planet who need protecting. They believe even those they pay to work for disarming the people are also as expendable as are those protesting. In a dog eat dog world, even top dogs are afraid of their own politics.

Doszap
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Doszap

I hope they know the more they push this when it starts it will be at the TOP.

CourageousLion
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CourageousLion

Northam isn’t afraid YET. When he sees some of his colleges ending up with really bad headaches, he may start becoming afraid.

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Vern
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Vern

The left is totally blind to the truth, they don’t know anything until they personally feel the impact of what they do.

Will
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Will

@Vern,they are about to feel the full impact of the NOV.elections!

Vern
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Vern

Hopefully, sooner.