72 Patriots Killed Resisting Massachusetts State Gun Confiscation

72 Patriots Killed Resisting Massachusetts State Gun Confiscation

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538 molon labeWhen I first saw this headline I thought to myself, “here we go, it’s started. The gloves are off now.” This is the kind of incident that will certainly cause the citizens of this great land to take action, and I was right. Please be sure to read all the way to the end.

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 wide-spread 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 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 the Lexington 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 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 fellow Americans, is how the American Revolution began, April 20, 1775.

On July 4th, 1776 these same “right wing anti-tax extremists” signed the Declaration of Independence, pledging to each other and their countrymen their lives, fortunes, and sacred honor. Many of them lost everything, including their families and their lives over the course of the next few years.

This is a powerful reminder of how far we have come as a nation. In many regards we have come full circle and find ourselves in a situation not unlike that of our founding fathers.

For those who claim that the Constitution is outdated or a living document that requires modification to fit the societal changes, this should be stark evidence to the contrary. Of course, people of that progressive persuasion possess a high degree of intellectual dishonesty and a lot of perfectly good breath can be wasted trying to clear their eyes and their minds.

The recent actions of the state government of Connecticut as well as other areas in which progressives are running roughshod over local citizens in violations of their constitutional protections are eerily similar to the lead up to “the shot heard around the world.”

Those state governments as well as the United States federal government need to take to heart the lessons of history and remember what preceded and created the situation in which the founders of America were driven to form a new government.

Rick Wells is a conservative Constitutionalist author who contributes to conservative media outlets. “Like” him on Facebook and “Follow” him on Twitter.

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  1. It is very irresponsible (but not surprising) for this website to post an article with this headline. It will be funny though to see how many GOP fruitcakes believe that this recently just happened.

  2. "And this fellow Americans, is how the American Revolution began, April 20, 1775." The story is about how it all started.

  3. Great reminder of our past…
    sad thing is this very "assault weapon" law has been passed again on a few states so let's see how this all turns out because militia will never stand for government having control of over the weapons.

  4. I did a search on "72 Patriots Killed Resisting Massachusetts State Gun Confiscation" and a number of people have covered this story. Not one Urban Legend came up not even the Liberal Snopes site. I believe we are going to "Declare Our Independence" again!

  5. Does it matter whether it happened long ago, or just recently? Isn't the intentions the same? To confiscate firepower that could be used to defend oneself is wrong and is in violation to the Constitution. Although I do not own any such weapons and in general do not approve of their use even for hunting because it gives the hunters unfair advantage over poor defenseless wildlife. However if the government is going to start confiscating weapons perhaps some folks need these type weapons to even the odds, or we could all become Slaves Without Chains ruled by other men's brains….just because they can over power us….. and are willing to do so.

  6. Floyd J Hardee – yes it matters. In my opinion, the title of this article is nothing more than an attempt by those on the right to trick some low information voters into believing that this recently happened. Some of the comments already made seem to support that thought.

  7. I'm all for you people buying and carrying all the guns you want…hell, why not flock to florida! Just keep your gun toting ways, and intollerent short fuses away from me, and mine. You kill each other off for all I care. Liberal gun law states seem to have higher crime rates.

  8. Manuel Pacheco – No, I meant the low-information GOP voters (like the ones who have commented here) who might think that there was recently 72 people who got killed when the Govt tried to confiscate their weapons. Also, you clearly have no idea what the definition of a tyrant is if you believe that Obama is a tyrant.

  9. Now, I KNOW you're not responding to MY post right Joe? Since I never brought up a single person in "your" party. Personally, I have no bias, I think BOTH sides are assholes. LOL I'll be looking at Independent this time around. LOL

  10. Robert Anthony Dittel Well the fact is this story is true. However, it took place in 1775. :) Read the full article and you'll understand more. I worry we'll have a repeat at some point in time, but for right now no Patriots have died recently for their weapons…not yet.

  11. Joe Redmon Take your dumb a** to Detroit and see for yourself what liberal gun laws have done to the ONCE great city of Detroit ! ! ! Now that it is plain to see that Detroit is a shining example of how liberal gun laws have destroyed a city,take away our constitutional right to,not only preserve our own life,but protect our self's from tyranny as well. My God man how smart do you have to be to see the writing on the wall ! ! ! GET A LIFE Joe Redmon and LEARN TO PAY ATTENTION ! ! !

  12. I for one, read the entire article. I found it to be quite interesting and a bit scary. History does tend to repeat itself. Our country is at a crossroad and many are unprepared for the things that may happen. The majority of our population is so blind to what is actually going on in this country and within our government that if things go south, I won't know who to me more afraid of.

  13. If we all arm up and mass attack, the governshit WILL retreat like the cowards they are! We need another revolution! Kick the arrogant SHIT out of obamagrad! irs, epa, dhs, tsa, batf and all the rest of the tyrannical SHIT in obamagrad MUST GO!

  14. Junior Brown are you sure it isn't the element that is living there that has not taken Detroit down to what it is now.?

  15. Read the entire article…it took place in 1775, when the American Revolution started…not a hoax, just a very old story illustrating what why may well be headed for…

  16. People need to realize something. When it comes down to it, the government wants you to be afraid of them, not the other way around. And as for the Martial law, it won't happen. Soldiers, Navy, Marines and Airmen are not going to agree to oppress the people who back them. So if the ML idea is ordered, it won't happen. The above mentioned will not turn on their own people, in fact, they would side with their families.

  17. Khan Noonien Singh Relax Khan it was a question but I can tell from how you would rather attack me personally what you are all about. I just wanted you to give what you know happened that's all. And by the way, if you are gonna attack someone about their education learn how to write properly! Do you ever just have a normal conversation with anyone. You sure are wasting that great education you have acquired. Bye. I have real matters to deal with.

  18. Tom you need to do a bit more research! It is not Demos against Reps! It is the Bankers, Corporations and Lobbyist that are controlling our Politics today (Military Industrial Complex). Watch Etho's on Netflix. This is one example of where the ultimate control is in U.S.A. Stop fighting little issues like parties, Obamacare or Benghazi. Think BIGGER!

  19. If there is any blame to be brought to bare, it falls directly on the backs of Obama and his gang, including in this case the Massachusetts State governor and Massachusetts State lawmakers. The laws they have passed are truly unconstitutional. Much more of this resistance will follow all over this country.

  20. This article is therefore not a contemporary news report, but rather a form of satire that seeks to criticize modern calls for additional gun ownership restrictions such as bans on "assault weapons" and the potential for stripping citizens of weapons they might need to protect themselves against government depredations.
    So who are the idiots.. it's frigin statire.. frigin douchnozzels.. go troll on HuffPo

  21. Russ Timberman based on the comments on this page you may want to inform the rest of your conservative brethren, as they obviously believe that this actually happened.

  22. Russ Timberman based on the comments on this page you may want to inform the rest of your conservative brethren, as they obviously believe that this actually happened.

  23. Russ Timberman

    Robert Anthony Dittel – "I did a search on "72 Patriots Killed Resisting Massachusetts State Gun Confiscation" and a number of people have covered this story. Not one Urban Legend came up not even the Liberal Snopes site. I believe we are going to "Declare Our Independence" again!"

    Tonya Shank – "Robert Anthony Dittel Well the fact is this story is true. However, it took place in 1775. :) "

    Nicole Bullock – "I for one, read the entire article. I found it to be quite interesting and a bit scary. History does tend to repeat itself."

    Russ Purtee – "Read the entire article…it took place in 1775, when the American Revolution started…not a hoax, just a very old story illustrating what why may well be headed for…"

    These are the top comments on this page. You people are so inundated by ignorance that you can't take one minute to use google to see if something you are spouting off about is real or fake.

  24. I find it Amazing that people do not know what the Militia is and that it is divided into two classes! Furthermore People Fail to realize that the National Guard and the Navy are the only Two Branches of organized Military Forces that are directly tied to and protected by the Second Amendment.

    The Regular Active Army, Air Force, and Marines where created by Statutes and are not encompassed as a Militia within the meaning of the Second Amendment!

    Article 1 Section 8 of the United States Constitution gives congress the power and responsibility "To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the militia, and for governing such part of them as may be employed in the service of the United States, reserving to the states respectively, the appointment of the officers, and the authority of training the militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;"!

    In keeping with that constitutional authority and responsibility congress classified the Militia into 2 classes organized and unorganized!

    10 U.S. Code Section 311 "(a) The militia of the United States consists of all able-bodied males at least 17 years of age and, except as provided in section 313 of title 32, under 45 years of age who are, or who have made a declaration of intention to become, citizens of the United States and of female citizens of the United States who are members of the National Guard.

    (b) The classes of the militia are—

    (1) the organized militia, which consists of the National Guard and the Naval Militia; and

    (2) the unorganized militia, which consists of the members of the militia who are not members of the National Guard or the Naval Militia." The National Guard is the Organized portion of the militia and the part you are referring to is the unorganized!"

    The purpose of the unorganized militia is to provide a body of citizens that congress can draft as needed for military service! It was never intended for us to have a Standing Army which is why Congress has to Appropriate Bills every to years for a defense budget!

    This organizing of the Militia is consistent with the prefatory clause of the Second Amendment!

    There are two functions in the Second Amendment (1) it highlights the importance of a civilian militia , and (2) it guarantees that the people will always have their arms available to them for collective (Military) and individual (Private) self defense!

    The National Guard Is A State Military Force and is under Control of the Governor of the Sate to protects its Sovereignty as Granted By the Eleventh Amendment from a overbearing Federal Govt. thus the Commanding Officers of the Militia are appointed by the States as dictated by the Constitution! This ensure loyalty to the states in the event congress should try to use the National guard against the people!

    In the event Congress or the President of the United States Should Attempt to usurp the Constitutional Order. The Militia a.k.a The National Guard is the first line of defense and Each state Governor has full authority to use the militia to suppress insurrections and repel invasions!

    The Unorganized Militia can quickly be drafted and Organized as needed. One would be wise to learn about the militia and its function and organization.

    All of these so called "Patriots" and Self Proclaimed "Militia" nuts are nothing more than vigilantes taking the law into their own hand! This is a bad idea because Posse Comitatus only applies to Federal troops. In the event of complete civil unrest the Governors of the State can deploy National Guard Troops to restore order!

    http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/10/311

    Article 1 Section 8 of the Constitution.

    http://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/articlei#section2

  25. Junior Brown Joe Redmon was using "liberal" in the non-political sense of the word. Like, "apply liberally"

  26. Joe Redmon dude are you a fucking dumbass??typical obama moron voter… i bet your house is a " PROUD GUN FREE ZONE" LMAO!! get ready to be robbed by crooks.. fucking leftist,libera mindless SHEEP.

  27. its has started.. people are fed up and are going to start fighting back against the feds and people destroying our rights.

  28. “The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms, is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.”
    -Thomas Jefferson

    “A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government.”
    -George Washington

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