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If this report is accurate, we have a serious problem on our hands folks:
On Saturday night, when Mother Jones staffers tweeted a report that riot police might soon sweep demonstrators out of the Wisconsin capitol buildingsomething that didnt end up happeningone Twitter user sent out a chilling public response: Use live ammunition.
From my own Twitter account, I confronted the user, JCCentCom. He tweeted back that the demonstrators were political enemies and thugs who were physically threatening legally elected officials. In response to such behavior, he said, Youre damned right I advocate deadly force. He later called me a typical leftist, adding, liberals hate police.
Only later did we realize that JCCentCom was a deputy attorney general for the state of Indiana.
We saw exactly that in Egypt.
It's illegal for a private citizen in Egypt to own a rifle. Yet there were people being sniped - shot in the head from a long distance - during the protests. Who was doing the shooting? Obviously it was government goons as they were the only ones with the requisite weapons.
Now we see advocacy of doing exactly the same thing right here in America.
An apparent government employee - a Deputy Attorney General no less - appears to have publicly advocated firing on protesters.
We've got Mubarak's police force - here.
Isn't it funny that all the Nazi signs, all the threats, the fact that Madison's Assembly was shut down due to threats of violence are all coming from the political left? And now we have a Deputy DA advocating the shooting of protesters.
Let me repeat this just so you don't misunderstand: If this report is accurate, a deputy district attorney is advocating the shooting of civilians exercising their First Amendment rights by the cops.
It's not just your dog that's going to get shot any more.
The left is always the side that wants people disarmed entirely. The Right seems to favor "reasonable" restrictions on firearms (wouldn't it be convenient to declare everyone one of the "prohibited" under those "reasonable" restrictions?) The cops always want to have SWAT-style weaponry "at the ready" - and they use it regularly too. Why would all that be?
It wouldn't be so they can shoot at you and you, as an ordinary civilian, won't be able to shoot back, would it?
How soon we forget what happened in Germany - and a lot of other places as well.
Unfortunately this is here, this is now, this is America - or what's left of it.
If you want to know why I advocate that the Second Amendment means what it says - the right to keep and bear arms without tracking, registration, regulation or other interference by government is necessary, despite the fact that criminals use guns, the proof of my argument is right here in the form of advocacy of the unlawful use of deadly force by a government employee. Those who argue otherwise are arguing for you to be a target when, not if, that unlawful use of force occurs.
As far as I can determine the original report is authentic. I found the tweets on his timeline.
Update: It appears he was just fired.
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - The Indiana Attorney Generals office announced Wednesday afternoon its deputy attorney general is no longer employed by the agency, after reviewing political website Mother Jones' published allegations that he advocated the use of force against protesters in Wisconsin.