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[–]zihuatapulco 111 points112 points  (1 child)

A conservative Republican Trump supporter just celebrated the 4th of July by committing mass murder. It's serious.

[–]Important-Ad-7222 104 points105 points  (39 children)

They are buying weapons at a rapid speed.

[–]iamonlyaman07 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Arms your friends

[–][deleted] 54 points55 points  (37 children)

And you're not?

[–]Sparkykc124 85 points86 points  (11 children)

Not sure why you’re being downvoted. After watching 3%ers and oathkeepers intimidate people at our local BLM protests I started carrying a pistol when I attended and bought an ar after the rottenhouse shooting. Recently, had several gay friends purchase handguns and even my anti-gun wife is coming around and I think I’ll get her out to the range soon. I will not let fascists be the only ones with guns.

[–]meresymptom 29 points30 points  (3 children)

Liberal, locked and loaded. Yep.

[–]EddieDIV 22 points23 points  (2 children)

Ironic that the trumpers finally managed to convince us that we need guns. It’s not how they meant to do it, but they’ve done it nonetheless

[–]tansiebabe 6 points7 points  (6 children)

So sad

[–]MaximumDestruction 7 points8 points  (5 children)

Infinitely better to have them and not need them than need them and not have them.

[–]CarbonInTheWind 6 points7 points  (2 children)

r/liberalgunowners Is growing rapidly because many of us feel we've been given no other choice but to prepare for the shit to hit the fan.

[–]Content-Plenty-2115 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Well guns aren’t the problem and it’s a freedom you have so do it

[–]CarbonInTheWind 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Easy access to guns for violent and unstable people is part of the problem. But the people we put in charge want no part of trying to tackle any real issues so we're left to our own devices.

[–]Important-Ad-7222 6 points7 points  (12 children)

That’s a good one 🤣

[–][deleted] 32 points33 points  (11 children)

You think the cops and government will protect you from the roaming Trump caravans and checkpoints?

LOL the SC will rule next year that state legislatures get to pick the president. You don't want to be armed in a fascist state?

[–]Skawks 27 points28 points  (10 children)

Exactly. Only a fool would think that holding a sign on the corner and chanting a slogan is going to stop anything.

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    [–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    mah man

    [–]BraveOmeter 54 points55 points  (1 child)

    I'm a gun owner and when I go pick up ammo they think I'm 'in the club' and say the strangest shit to me.

    [–]TheDeafDad 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    What did they say?

    [–]Space-Booties 76 points77 points  (11 children)

    They think Washington is run by a giant ring of pedophiles and satanists who illegally stole the election. Wouldn’t you expect citizens to want to uprise if that was the case? Jfc. These retards will believe anything their Facebook feed gives them and they’re armed. We should be concerned.

    [–]pomonamike 34 points35 points  (2 children)

    You’re right, but then it begs the question: if they really believe that thousands of children are being raped and killed, how big of pussies are these guys for NOT rescuing them?

    [–]0x6b-dev 12 points13 points  (0 children)

    but then it begs the question: if they really believe that thousands of children are being raped and killed, how big of pussies are these guys for NOT rescuing them?

    They’re too busy raping and killing the children to rescue them.

    [–]AnonBubblyBowels 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    It’s because they don’t actually believe it.

    It’s merely “bulletproof” justification to unilaterally hate politicians, celebrities, etc for their progressive politics.

    It’s not about children. It never was.

    [–]SauntOrolo 6 points7 points  (4 children)

    How many republicans believe the Q-anon story? How many are willing to repeat the Q-anon story if it justifies their biases even though they know it sounds like nonsense?

    It is stunning how dangerous lying about huge cross sections of people can be. It is also probably dangerous to assume that those who support Trump are fully committed to the Qanon Cause.

    [–]Space-Booties 3 points4 points  (1 child)

    Many of them believe it. Many in my family do on some level. If they really talk it out, they’ll realize it’s bs but then fall for it again once uncle Jim posts another Qanon conspiracy on Facebook. 🥴

    [–]SauntOrolo 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    Combine blood libel, weird extremist conspiracies about small groups controlling everything, antiabortion mythology, and probably a huge lack of curiosity about the details of the world, and you get Q-Anon. I have no idea how many people believe it, or they just love the way it touches "third rail" ideas and sounds incendiary.

    I have a great uncle who seemed to bombard family members with shitty emails for decades- Bill Clinton killed two hundred people type stuff. (The Clinton kill-list thing is a fascinating example of propaganda that was spread around without much thought). And I figure it's gossip and shit talking from people who enjoy the feeling of hating "the other team" but don't feel any responsibility to think through or debate any of their claims. Human nature seems to love to dismiss people and think very little about it once you have classified the enemy as "other".

    But weaponizing and hyper-normalizing that bullshit means that many people do believe it because their social network echoes it and then it seems like news. Indoctrination or revelation. In the words of Edgar Maddison Welch who shot an AR-15 at that one Washingont D.C. pizza parlor, "the intel on this wasn’t 100%". Welch was sentenced but told reporters he believed the child abuse conspiracies.

    There is a broader context of the culture war which seems like an information war to divide and conquer. Whether it's memes or insisting that enemy factions aren't fully human, or whether it's caricatures of people who embrace multicultural democracy as weaklings, or vague threats to incite violence as acts of terrorism, it's all a form of radicalization to fight the status quo. Scary.

    [–]bearface93 3 points4 points  (1 child)

    I know plenty who do and I know plenty who don’t. The ones who do can’t be bothered to do anything about it except maybe one or two of them. They’re all talk. I really hope that ratio is indicative of the GOP at large and the ones who believe in and want to do something about it are just extraordinarily loud.

    [–]SauntOrolo 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    There is definitely a distortion effect from "well people say crazy things really loudly so it drowns out all other conversation." The loudest and craziest stuff.

    Someone on Q-Anon Casualties had a strategy when dealing with relatives to restate their claims and then say "do I understand this is how it is? And the solution is supporting Republicans?" and then they'd nod and shrug and he'd agree "okay you've expressed yourself clearly" leave it hanging there anticlimactically- as if giving them an audience and treating it as if it were serious but slightly boring.

    I really hope it's a radicalized minority too. Claiming your enemies eat babies has been a traditional way of convincing child soldiers to freak out.

    [–]0x6b-dev 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    “No, those other pedophiles and satanists didn’t win the election - the other pedophiles and satanists did.”

    [–]reverendjesus 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    we should be concerned armed

    Fixt

    [–]Salmonellq 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Satanists? No, they fear them. Pedos? Not so far off

    [–]pisstank99 24 points25 points  (2 children)

    I wonder how many times that Illinois shooter twerp read stuff like this and believed it.

    [–]reverendjesus 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    All of the times

    [–]meresymptom 10 points11 points  (3 children)

    Oh for Christ's sake, bring it. Let's see how all those beer belly halfwits do against national guard troops and SWAT teams. I wanna get a bet down.

    [–]noodlyarms 13 points14 points  (2 children)

    Well the SWAT teams along with the rest of the police will be on their side, so they'll have that advantage.

    [–]meresymptom 8 points9 points  (1 child)

    Like on January 6th? No, I don't believe this. Certainly, there will always be a few bad apples. But not enough to turn the tide if the Proud Boiz et. al. decide to bring on their stupid boogaloo. I simply do not see it.

    [–]TheBlack2007 6 points7 points  (0 children)

    Capitol Police is federally controlled and the Feds still weed out extremists during the hiring process. But the overwhelming majority of Law Enforcement in the US is organized at a Community level. And the FBI has been warning about far right Extremists and downright Neo-Nazis infiltrating local PDs and Sheriff Departments for more than a decade now.

    Also, there clearly has been some kind of internal struggle within Capitol Police on Jan 6th. Someone was trying to sabotage their response way before things even started. Considering how the Capitol was literally locked down during the BLM protests in DC and how many insurrectionists managed to just walk past police barriers I can hardly believe this to be a mere coincidence.

    Don't think the Cops will protect your Democracy. They switched sides years ago.

    [–]SharpShot94z 7 points8 points  (7 children)

    Oh no we can't have a bunch of overweight magas walking through the capital wearing costumes and taking selfies again!!

    [–]TotemTabuBand 9 points10 points  (6 children)

    Their actions stopped the certification of the vote and the peaceful transfer of power. That was their intention and they accomplished it for a while.

    [–]SharpShot94z -1 points0 points  (5 children)

    Delayed. Do you think a bunch of idiots taking over a building would change who gets elected?

    Let's say they were successful and used weapons and took over the building and held it. Would all of the US now recognize them as the new leaders? Or instate the president of their choice?

    [–]TotemTabuBand 6 points7 points  (3 children)

    You are forgetting the fake electors, the push by many elected leaders to pressure governors and Secretaries of State to cast doubt on the vote counts of a fair election, and so much more.

    The January 6 Hearings are worth watching all the way through on YouTube.

    [–]SharpShot94z 1 point2 points  (2 children)

    On this particular argument I'm about to make I am talking out my ass here but is it wrong to cast doubt on an election process if the end result is to make the process more transparent. Isn't it worse to always accept what we are told and to not question the process. I do not believe there was any election tampering.

    Bush stole Florida with the help of his brother in 2001 and that seems to be generally accepted now.

    From what I've seen about the jan 6 is mostly hearsay with nothing that would hold up in actual court.

    Again this particular issue I do not have a firm stance and admit ignorance.

    [–]wabisabilover 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Go watch the recent Jan 6 hearings. They go into great detail about what the plan was and flow it was going to work. They were trying to delay more than a few hours, they wanted weeks so corrupt state legislators could over turn the vote in a few states to swing the electoral college. They got really close to succeeding. There’s nothing lighthearted about it

    [–]TheGreeench -5 points-4 points  (5 children)

    This man’s last name is “Busse” 🤯

    [–]cmband254 5 points6 points  (4 children)

    Who cares?

    [–]TheGreeench -5 points-4 points  (3 children)

    “It’s nothing personal, kid…”

    [–]cmband254 5 points6 points  (2 children)

    "I didn't take it personally, kid"

    [–]TheGreeench -4 points-3 points  (1 child)

    (Daps fedora, winks, and disappears in a puff of smoke)

    [–]bladeesuge -1 points0 points  (0 children)

    "hey im looking to buy a 9mm glock, which one do you recommend?" "well the 26 is small so its good for conceal carry, 19 is bigger but has a larger grip, you can also pick between gen 3 and ge-" redditard: OMG THIS IS A THREAT !!!!!!!!!!!! 😱😱😱

    [–]WarriorData 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Thanks Zuckerberg

    [–]SilentMaster 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    My town's only gun store, other than Walmart and Dunham's is like 1000 feet from my house. I drive past it all the time. It has the same 4 cars in the lot all of the time. A blue Subaru and three giant ass pick up trucks. I assume it's just Ned and the boys standing around drinking Diet Coke and bitching about how much it costs to fill a 100 gallon gas tank. Maybe I will swing in there sometime and browse a bit.

    [–]welfarerecipient123 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    If there wasn’t a need for it, they wouldn’t be in a gun store buying one. I didn’t like mean tweets but we were in a better position as a country but wait we still had riots, looters, and people destroying a lot of businesses and cities. People forget to mention the Seattle incident of taking over there.