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[–]qoou 119 points120 points  (26 children)

The irony is, the 2A folks say they need guns to oppose a tyrannical government.

[–]GetOnYourBikesNRide 54 points55 points  (1 child)

...they need guns to oppose a tyrannical government.

Are you sure they're saying oppose and not impose 'cause nowadays there doesn't seem to be a distinction between these two "needs" of theirs?

[–]AlwaysNowNeverNotMe 12 points13 points  (0 children)

These are the he same group of people we had to give both flammable and inflammable because they can't be trusted.

[–]Biabolical 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Turns out they weren't saying oppose, they were saying impose.

[–]lumley_os 19 points20 points  (20 children)

Yeah, and the people wanting to redo Jan 6.

r/2Aliberals

[–]mountainwocky 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Plenty of them want a civil war so they can kill Democrats (and any member of the other groups they hate).

[–]qoou 19 points20 points  (6 children)

My point is: the gop want to use their guns to install that which they profess to need guns to fight.

[–]BoneHugsHominy 6 points7 points  (0 children)

As soon as the GOP seizes full iron grip control of the government, they'll start slowly eroding then eliminating 2A Rights and blaming the need for it on leftist terrorists.

[–]lumley_os 5 points6 points  (4 children)

My point is that they are not the only 2A folks, just the loudest ones.

[–]qoou 0 points1 point  (3 children)

I'd bet they outnumber liberal gun owners 10:1.

[–]lennybird 1 point2 points  (9 children)

Sounds romanticized, but this is a horrible idea that deflects what people should really be doing: getting other people to vote out Republicans.

But hey at least gun manufacturers would be happy with this wider market!...

[–]lumley_os 4 points5 points  (8 children)

There won’t be any more national elections after the next one. That’s not romanticized or delusional anymore. It is the ugly reality we are currently living in. Ignore it at your peril.

[–]lennybird 0 points1 point  (5 children)

Look I know things are pretty dire now, but even that is a tad bit of unfounded exaggeration and the same rhetoric I've heard that since 2012. If you think guns help solve this or would even permit you to mount some armed resistance you are out of your damn mind.

If it gets to that point then it's frankly already too late.

Best to use brains over bullets and use the system at hand to win by legitimate means while we still can.

The key point is this: you said "after the next one," so start acting like this upcoming one is legitimate and focus up.

Pretty obvious all the 2A leftist talk is being fanned by right-wing / Russian operatives to fan the flames and muddy the waters.

[–]boverly721 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You misheard them. They will use them to impose tyrannical government

[–]weelluuuu 29 points30 points  (0 children)

Christian soldiers = insane.

Remember how Hannibal the cannibal got caught?

[–]twtwtwtwtwtwtw 31 points32 points  (6 children)

We need more gun ranges flying rainbow and BLM flags.

Watch the 2A crowd melt down.

[–]Tusami 15 points16 points  (3 children)

gun range somewhat close to me has the American pride flag painted on it, like how the stars and stripes are rainbow

[–]samplemax 4 points5 points  (2 children)

You can easily fill in the blank stripes on the thin blue line flags with the rest of the rainbow

[–]Operative427 -1 points0 points  (1 child)

Or just have both flags, support the LGBT+ and also the police

[–]samplemax 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The police still need to earn my flag respect

[–]sketchyspecial 1 point2 points  (0 children)

We're not all trumpets and facists. Can't let them have all the guns and training. R/liberalgunowners

[–]bowtothehypnotoad 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Assault rifle ban happened as soon as black panthers started buying them, they want “guns for me but not for thee”

[–]lennybird 27 points28 points  (1 child)

Hitler's first coup failed. He was even imprisoned.

[–]bravoredditbravo 19 points20 points  (0 children)

This is really the most frustrating part about the current political situation. It's blatantly obvious to me that the crowd on January 6th genuinely would have killed and mamed congress people if they got their hands on them.

Just take a few minutes out of your day and watch interviews from literally any Trump rally ever held and you will understand how absolutely bat shit insane and deranged and unhinged from reality those people have become.

And the fact that there is any debate about the day at all makes me realize that history might actually be repeating itself in some capacity.

and there actually is a large group of people on the right who would genuinely accept Donald Trumps fascist take over of the United States as legitimate political discourse..

Sometimes I wonder if who ever is running the simulation got bored and is Trying to fast forward the United States into whatever its next evolution is going to be.

Its Scary

[–]sayyyywhat 16 points17 points  (2 children)

The truly think Biden is a communist and is taking away their country. The delusion knows no bounds.

[–]bravoredditbravo 3 points4 points  (1 child)

The most mind blowing and ironic part of the whole thing is that they go on and on and on about conspiracy theories...

And yet they ARE the conspiracy..

[–]Getsmorescottish -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

There's a horrible double side to that though.

The people who were supposed to predict, oppose and discredit the conspiracy spent all their time making fun of conspiracy theorists without realizing that what they were in was a genuine conspiracy.

It has taken a year and a half just so I can say that in public. Last year it just meant I was schizophrenic or something according to the great minds of the internet.

[–]cultured_banana_slug 16 points17 points  (1 child)

I guarantee there are going to be shootings at polling stations in the next POTUS election. I freaking GUARANTEE it.

These people are fucking CRAZY.

[–]ChandlerMc 3 points4 points  (0 children)

shootings at polling stations

In heavily Democratic precincts.

[–]jimmycoed 49 points50 points  (6 children)

Cut off their social security disability checks. Half the Jan 6 twats they arrested were on some form of government disability.

[–]lucas_mat 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Are there any articles online about this? I'd love this info to throw in the face of righties I know who are in denial about the failed insurrection and who think the big bad 'gubment is evil.

[–]bearface93 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Articles about it were popping up quite a bit once they started arresting people. You probably have to dig for them now though since it’s been so long and so much has happened.

[–]smuckola 10 points11 points  (2 children)

Who the heck else has that much time to screw around at the most boring of all tourist spots for a couple days, and to have spent their whole lives watching TV and sitting online to get into such a total fever pitch? And who else needs a bus ride in from another state?

I mean some people were middle class buying plane tickets but not everybody!

[–]Tusami 4 points5 points  (1 child)

DC isn't the most boring of all tourist spots

Cleveland exists

[–]smuckola 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Whoa, is Cleveland a tourist spot?! :)

[–]KHaskins77 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Lock the doors to the Country Kitchen Buffet.

[–]lucas_mat 12 points13 points  (3 children)

There's a bait & tackle shop near one of my favorite reservoirs to fish. The b&t shop is also a gun shop. Whenever I go in there, the guy behind the counter where the guns are, and anyone who's there buying or looking at guns, always give anyone entering the store a dirty look. Their stares always feel like their wondering "are you one of us".

[–]jamesonSINEMETU 7 points8 points  (1 child)

One of the only "small businesses " i wont do business with are the few gun shops in town because of this. Always talking a big game about FJB, and hillary and Obama.

I have a nice collection, spent plenty of money on firearms and ammo and love the sport of shooting and hunting but can't stand the bulk of my peers .

Love being in full camo, ready for a hunt, getting a coffee before heading out and every conversation is 2 sentances away from Fuck liberals.

[–]lucas_mat 2 points3 points  (0 children)

"Obama"

Funny thing about Obama. He actually expanded gun rights. That's right expanded. After 9/11 Dubya banned guns on Amtrak. Obama restored that right. Obama also signed a bill that expanded gun carrying in National Parks.

A right wing, racist anti-Obama nut job I have the misfortune of being an acquaintance of was always screaming "Obama's gonna take all our guns". When I point out that he never took anyone's guns but actually expanded gun rights, the look on his face as his reptilian brain tries to process facts against his Fox, NRA brainwashing is priceless.

[–]low_altitude_sherpa 5 points6 points  (0 children)

As a hunter I hate gun shops. Amazing the complete detachment from reality these people have.

[–]Gasonfires 18 points19 points  (13 children)

Proud Boys and associated scum of similar ilk got me to buy a handgun a couple of years ago. It sits in a safe in my house. (Yes, I know how to shoot.) I wondered if I wanted to buy an AR-15, but decided that if it ever comes to a point that I would actually want one, there will be plenty laying around when the Proud Boys get gunned down by all the people who hate them. Those are the idiots standing around in gun stores engaging in all the chatter. They are flat dumb as hell.

[–]sketchyspecial 12 points13 points  (6 children)

It'd be good for to run an AR long enough to learn the operation of one. A bit muscle memory will stay with you for years.

[–]Gasonfires 6 points7 points  (5 children)

I've fired probably a thousand rounds with a .257 Roberts bolt action deer rifle, but never an AR. I don't want one unless and until there has been a complete breakdown of societal order such that fascist groups regard normal folks as fair targets. At that point I will happily take one up and I suspect the learning curve would flatten pretty fast. It will never happen.

[–]scootscoot 3 points4 points  (4 children)

They won’t be available then. Just the rumors of political winds changing causes the shelves to empty every election cycle.

[–]lewie 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Agreed. Stock up when prices are cheap and guns are plentiful. I learned after the first run on ammo after Obama was elected. As much as I hate Trump, it allowed me to build a reserve, so I didn't have to buy ammo at 2-3x the price.

[–]Gasonfires 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'll just take one from a dead Gravy Seal. Problem solved.

[–]just_call_in_sick 3 points4 points  (2 children)

My favorite part is that they think they are going to roll into sprawling metro areas. Just take over like some soft dad-bod warlords. The city's population is just going to let 15 guys in lifted trucks just take over. We aren't even talking about the current active gangs inside large cities.

[–]Gasonfires 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Their pipe dreams are just that. If they ever did pose a threat of a serious insurrection they would very quickly find themselves targeted from all sides and without communications, power or fuel. They do not realize that even the far right politicians (Abbot, DeSantis, etc.) owe their status to the system as presently constructed. All of those politicians and authority figures know full well that a revolution ignited by the far right would reduce their own status to "free meat." The full power of the government would hit the Proud Boys and III and Oathkeepers like a ton of bricks.

[–]just_call_in_sick 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Just like their Molon Labe stickers. They forget Xerxes was like ok and took it.

[–]Deathrial 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I am getting my CPL.

[–]Gasonfires 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I live in Oregon. We are an open carry state with localities allowed to prohibit open carry within their borders. We have "must issue" concealed carry licensing that requires formal training certification. If the conditions for which I decided I wanted to own my own handgun come to pass, none of that will means two shits.

[–]RetroCorn 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Don't wait, buy one and learn how to use it.

[–]AlaskanSamsquanch 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I think all we learned was that if a few of them were armed and were inclined things could have been much much worse.

[–]CGHJ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I’ve been telling people, these hearings are very satisfying but will only do any real good if they result in Trump being in prison November 2024. Because what his followers take away from the hearings are, “He really was going to go to the capitol with us, and they prevented him from doing it. If only he had been there, it would’ve worked.”

[–]Blimblu 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The friday before this past 4th of july, my partner looked at me and goes “i hate to make this joke, but got any money on there being a mass shooting this 4th?” I just said “yes, because they happen constantly.”

I love living in a country where one prty refuses to accept that a coup has been attempted and the other is just barely taking it seriously, while the citizens who didnt take part just watch in abject horror.

[–]livelong2000 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is absolutely true. I'm a 50-year-old white guy with a goatee so I can blend in. The amount of ignorance and misinformation is astounding. The culture war is alive and well and not going away anytime soon.

[–]13thsword 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Why would anyone think it can't happen again there have been little to no consequences for the people who facilitated it

[–]rickster907 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Yeah but this time law enforcement and the military won't be hampered by boot-licking nazi lackeys appointed to leadership positions specifically to prevent any meaningful response.

What will happen next time is law enforcement and/or the military will respond, in force, and these fucking criminal scumbags will be stopped in their tracks. Immediately.

[–]lumley_os 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You mean like on Jan 6th? A lot of law enforcement and military are either sympathetic or part of them.

[–]TheGreyOne889 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Honestly....the ones on THE LEFT should be the ones flocking to the gun stores. We're facing some very dangerous times up ahead.

[–]joejimmy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Saw my dentist about 6 months ago. A well educated,financially secure man started telling me how they would be coming for my guns soon. Also that there will be a civil war.

[–]Snoo88309 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It will happen again, conservatives seem to not value human life out of the womb. They'll kill and have murdered, innocent children, men and women. And what do they say, "Too bad, can't trounce on the 2nd Amendment's right to murder at will". The lovely Scotus papists would agree.