Newsweek: Armed Republicans will Overthrow Government if Trump Loses in 2024

More Protestors reach the Scaffolding. The crowds there continue to increase.

U.S.A.-( There is fearmongering, and then there is Newsweek-level fearmongering. The once-respected news magazine – which a former reporter recently described as “a painful embarrassment to anyone who toiled there in its golden age,” which is now known for its incendiary click-bait – is at it again, blasting conservatives, gun owners and the Second Amendment, while warning its shrinking über-woke readership of a coming civil war.

A recent story by their science writer, David H. Freedman, titled “Millions of Angry, Armed Americans Stand Ready to Seize Power If Trump Loses in 2024,” is so biased, so heavily spun and just so damn creepy, it defies belief that it was actually set into type by an alleged news publication, or what purports to be a news publication or, more accurately, what used to be an actual news publication.

Those responsible for this inflammatory hit piece should be ashamed. It went lightyears beyond the normal partisan sniping. It defames conservatives, the military and everyone who owns a gun.

Like most anti-gun stories, there are no facts or data. Rather, Freedman stacked a few quotes from anti-gun “experts,” added a dash of propaganda from Everytown, slapped on his byline and hit send.

He opens by creating a straw man out of a 73-year-old Vietnam veteran who, like millions of other Americans, does not support the Biden-Harris administration.

“He is one of many rank-and-file Republicans who own guns and in recent months have talked openly of the need to take down – by force if necessary – a federal government they see as illegitimate, overreaching and corrosive to American freedom,” Freedman wrote.

And then the unprecedented lies begin to flow:

“In 2020, 17 million Americans bought 40 million guns and in 2021 were on track to add another 20 million. If historical trends hold, the buyers will be overwhelmingly white, Republican and southern or rural,” he wrote.

Historical trends? Actually, an overwhelming number of liberal city dwellers including many people of color bought their first firearm over the past two years.

“The idea that people would take up arms against an American election has gone from completely farfetched to something we have to start planning for and preparing for,” Freedman quoted UCLA law professor Adam Winkler as saying. He described Winkler as “an expert on gun policy and constitutional law.”

I wonder how the good professor thinks we should start preparing for a civil war. Build internment camps? Abolish Fourth Amendment protections? Electronically chip and track any American suspected of disloyalty?

“An October study from Everytown for Gun Safety and the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED) looked at 560 protests involving armed participants over an 18-month period through mid-2021, and found that a sixth of them turned violent, and some involved fatalities,” he wrote.

Personally, I trust Everytown data about as much as I’d trust a $20 EOTECH from

“If armed violence erupts the 2024 elections, quelling it could fall to the U.S. military, which may be reluctant to take arms against U.S. citizens,” Freedman wrote. “In that case, the fate of the nation might well be decided by a simple fact: a big subset of one of the two parties has for years been systemically arming itself for this very reason.”

In other words, Freedman says the military is unlikely to fire on American citizens, so Republicans and Democrats will shoot it out amongst themselves unhindered, and only Republicans actually own guns since they’ve been prepping for a civil war for years. Sure, pal.

“Absent a strong response from some combination of police, National Guard and military, it’s easy to see how Republicans would be in a position to essentially take control of the country simply by virtue of their massive arsenal,” Freedman claims.

While I’m somewhat happy I’d be on the winning team in Freedman’s farcical fantasy world, I can’t help but feel sorry for the little fella. He’s clearly in need of help. He needs some serious head-shrinking – at least a few hat sizes. I hope his friends and family can intervene quickly before he goes completely beaucoup dinky-dau.

Freedman’s work isn’t a typical opinion piece. It’s defamatory and harmful – by far the worst I’ve ever seen. It’s so far over the top that we cannot let it stand without voicing strong opposition. If you would care to share your thoughts with Newsweek’s editors, you can reach them at [email protected]

One of the main reasons we created the Second Amendment Foundation’s Investigative Journalism Project was to counter the legacy media’s lies and false narratives. However, I never dreamed I’d ever see anything this bad. In my humble opinion, Newsweek’s story is dangerous – damn near an open declaration of war.

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About Lee Williams

Lee Williams, who is also known as “The Gun Writer,” is the chief editor of the Second Amendment Foundation’s Investigative Journalism Project. Until recently, he was also an editor for a daily newspaper in Florida. Before becoming an editor, Lee was an investigative reporter at newspapers in three states and a U.S. Territory. Before becoming a journalist, he worked as a police officer. Before becoming a cop, Lee served in the Army. He’s earned more than a dozen national journalism awards as a reporter, and three medals of valor as a cop. Lee is an avid tactical shooter.

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Henry Bowman

You can’t overthrow a government that’s already been overthrown. And counter-coup is our Right per the Declaration of Independence.


Watch out, “Libertarians” and southern closet Dems here will bite your balls if you say anything positive about Lincoln.

Henry Bowman

Like I give a F. about what Lefties think. But right-leaning libertarians are OK. Guys like Ron Paul and Hans Hoppe.
AnCap is where it’s at.
And if they tried to bite my big brass balls, their teeth would all get broken.


I was referring to “Libertarians”, aka LoLibertarians, not true libertarians like Hoppe.

Sadly, in one of Ron Paul’s last books, he pretty much revealed he thinks those who want limited legal immigration are unwashed uneducated nativist racist retards, a LOLibertarian, de facto globalist – redistributionist – anti-gun – anti-USA position shared by every politician I’ve ever seen claim to be “Libertarian”.

They love trying to bite my balls, as they did with the 10 downvotes above. It’s amusing.

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Henry Bowman

I’m not a big fan of public figures’ obligatory book releases. Every politician, every ideologue, and others, they all do it. Some books are quite informative, all express opinion, and often push an agenda. I don’t have nearly enough time to take out of any day of my week to sit down and digest what someone’s trying to say. That being said, having not read his book, I’m disappointed to hear that RP is a LOLbertarian. I thought he was closer to the AnCap way of thinking. But I am utterly SHOCKED to hear you say he’s anti-gun!! Did I… Read more »

Wild Bill

We need to know what our enemies think, their arguments and what they are planning.

Henry Bowman

I agree, but I hear this every day and I know what they’re thinking. If more people knew what I’ve seen coming from the Left, they’d be arming up and stocking ammo like WW3 is about to break out – and I see a lot of people already doing just that, too.


The idiots on the left are telling us that they are planning on cheating again, which means the ballot box has failed us and the only option left is the cartridge box . The handwriting is on the wall they got away with it once and they are telling us they plan on doing the same again . Yes this could lead to a civil war and bloodshed and they know it and don’t care because they will try make Patriots look like the bad actors . When the truth is the left has been stoking this for many years… Read more »


If this wasn’t already foreseen. Pay attention tho because this is the leftist saying prepare for another stolen election. And they’re right in a way. We should be ready to move on the AOC’s Omar’s and Waters that push the fights to us. A lot of faux conservatives out there that when shtf, are all talk. Sit on the couch and become keyboard warriors and demand someone do something. It’s always been up to the people to defend our rights from the rats in congress.

Wild Bill

The MSM and socialists (read communists) need to keep low information voters thinking that their conservative neighbors are greedy mean people. Anyone that works to divide us is aiding the socialist take over.

Henry Bowman

The MSM is the ministry of propaganda for the communists here.
Yellow-journo rags like NewsWeak are run by communists and have been for decades. This is why the takeover is almost complete and why we will soon have no choice but accept option #4 or go gently into the night.


That may or may not be true, however……..the right to cast off a corrupt government is preserved in our founding documents, so…..

(and that isn’t just relegated to “voting”)

Back Country Wanderer

People who don’t exercise their god given right to vote are not being citizens and have no reason to bitch and complain. Non-voters are simply consumers.


actually, the paragraph from ACLED was correct. they just didn’t specify that it was the leftists at leftwing protests that was causing all the violence, injuries and deaths. facts do really matter.

Matt in Oklahoma

Fear is a useful tool.


Absolutely. It’s rule #9in the leftard’s bible. Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals. 1 Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have.” 2 “Never go outside the expertise of your people.” 3 “Whenever possible go outside the expertise of the enemy.” 4 “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.” 5 “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. There is no defense. It is almost impossible to counterattack ridicule. Also it infuriates the opposition, who then react to your advantage.” (Let’s Go Brandon) 6 “A good tactic is one your people enjoy.” 7… Read more »


Freedman says”the military is unlikely to fire on American citizens”… FYI, Our military forces have fired upon and killed American citizens in the past! 1. The 1863 New York City draft riots. 2. 1932 Disbanding the “Bonus Army” (forces under the command of Col. Dwight Eisenhower and Col. George Patton, led by General Douglas MacArthur violently cleared unarmed marchers and families from the mud flats of Anacostia, MD. 3. 1967: Detroit’s 12th Street Riot. 4. 1967: Newark Riots. 5. 1968: Widespread rioting after Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination. 6. 1992 LA riots. And let’s not forget the shooting at Kent… Read more »

Wild Bill

OV, Friday night the temps are predicted to fall off a cliff. We are getting ready for that. Being just North of us what is your forecast?

Wild Bill

Sounds like the real thing. Thanks. Lots to do tomorrow.


It is absolutely amazing to me that there are people out there that actually believe this Bull Crap! But then again, I forgot about the average “Boobius Americananus!”

WI Patriot

“The sky is falling, the sky is falling”…

Henry Bowman

Locks on chains STILL don’t trump an AR-15. Nor do skateboards or knives.
Anyone exhibiting pre-attack indicators with any kind of improvised deadly weapon may be subject to aggressive enforcement of the 21-foot rule.


i like the ones starting fires shoot the bottle and let them burn

Henry Bowman

In WW2, our soldiers with flamethrowers would “light’em up”, and the Germans would shriek and fall over the escarpments… Our NCO’s told the raw recruit privates to “let them burn”.

Henry Bowman

Yeah, true dat. Here’s their “final solution” for us.
This is why I’m committed to stockpiling ammo and caching it in nitro-packed sealed plastic ammo cans & battle packs.

Henry Bowman

Also, have a happy new year!

Henry Bowman

Hope your Christmas was blessed, have a great new year!

Henry Bowman

Yes, we had a great time, just the 2 of us. Ready for N.Y.E. now. Already having 1 beer (1 doesn’t do anything to me but sure is satisfying). Having a Moosehead lager because I can practically spit into Canada from here.

Then, the obligatory midnight mag dump out back on our backyard range. Mag dump as in an extended mag of 12ga from a Black Aces Tactical FD12 semiauto bullpup.

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Henry Bowman

Here’s the party popper, with the standard 5-rd mag. Extendo mag is 10+1.


and face mask level 3+ should buy time to level playing field

Roland T. Gunner

He was one of my heros. On the list with Howard Hunt, Mitch Werbell, Mike Hoare, Robert McKenzie, Otto Skorzeny, et al.

Monkey Mouse

Its ironic that the left use the locks on a chain as do several outlaw motorcycle gangs that the left thinks are all “white supremacists”.

Monkey Mouse

They are that naive to thing Civil War won’t happen until 2024? LOL – it will be arriving full force in 2022 at this pace – Newsweek is on the “list”.

Roland T. Gunner

Millions of armed, angry Americans stand ready to overthrow the government if the 2024 election is stolen? I certainly hope so.


warsaw ghetto ,la ghetto ,detroit ghetto, chicago ghetto, heard the undesirables in take their weapons let petulance and hunger fester add disease . time tested formula


On Tuesday January 6, 2021, about one million Americans peacefully assembled in Washington, D.C. to protest the certification of the 2020 presidential election. Their presence was one of the largest ever assembled in the capitol, and rivaled the March on Washington for Civil Rights, August 1963. Erasing, no ignoring this fact, is the motive for the obsession with the small gang of hooligans and idiots who misbehaved at the capitol. Major media and the Deep State are complicate in this perfidy. And they’ve been largely successful in getting millions to fall for the big lie.

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Country Boy

Sounds like “seed propaganda” to send out the message to dem voters, that the dems do intend to cheat the 2024 POTUS election just like they did the POTUS election of 2020


The Declaration of Independence Says We Have the Right to Overthrow the GovernmentJULY 15, 2016 HISTORYDo we have the right to overthrow our government? The Declaration of Independence says that we not only have the right but we also have the duty to alter or abolish any government that does not secure our unalienable rights, including life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Given that the U.S. was formed by settlers who threw off British government rule, there is also an historic precedent for overthrowing the government. In Episode 5 of the six part series on America’s founding below, Rochester Institute of Technology… Read more »


Frankly, I don’t think Trump will run, and if he does he’ll lose during the primaries. My opinion and a few bucks will do at Starbucks.



Back Country Wanderer

1984 and Ferienheight 451 all rolled up into one.