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Senator's nephew, Marine, killed...protestors show up at funeral

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by MTMilitiaman, Aug 8, 2006.

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  1. MTMilitiaman

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    http://www.greatfallstribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060807/NEWS01/608070304/1002

     
  2. DCR

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    Sympathies

    My heart goes out to the family.

    I am impressed with the tolerance afforded to the protesters; Montanans are very libertarian, as a whole (that doesn't necessarily include the transplant and some of the college student populations at UM and MSU, though), and although they may not agree with either the message or motive of the protesters, they grit their teeth and acknowledge that even if they don't agree with the position, folks have a right to express their views.

    Dollars to doughnuts all the protesters were from out of state.;)

    The jury is still out on Baucus on RKBA issues; he generally tends to vote with the national D party position, much to the chagrin of his constituents. It is truly strange that an inland northwest Senator would even be remotely flexible on such things. It's a pity that the populace is hesitant to replace him because it would mean the loss of a fairly influential senior senator who brings back a healthy amount of pork.

    Even if he isn't supportive on firearms issues, though, he is nonetheless at least part human, and deserves the same sympathy all other families who have lost loved ones overseas should receive.

    And good on them for anvil tossing in the soldier's honor!!:cool:

    edit: make that "Marine's" honor.
     
  3. Byron Quick

    Byron Quick Moderator In Memoriam

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    The good Lord might forgive those so-called protesters. I never will.
     
  4. 71Commander

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    I've witnessed these protesters up close and personal. We turned our back to them.
     
  5. Dr. Dickie

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    I believe these folks are from some church in Topeka Kansas (I could be wrong, but that is what I remember).
    Yeah, they have a right to voice their opinion. But we also have a right to voice an opinion. If I lived within driving distance to this so-called church, I would do everything within my power to have a protest outside their doors.
    I must stop writing now. I do not believe in Hell, but for these folks I am at least hoping there is:fire:
     
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    I feel for the family and friends.


    We had a group of about 10 protesters at my friends funeral last month. They were there to test the new law distance laws in Florida. Luckily they were far enough away that most never saw them, plus the 150-200 Patriot Guard Riders helped.
     
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    These freaks are from the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kansas.

    Several states (including Kansas) have passed laws saying that they must remain at least 300 feet away from any funeral.

    The House passed H.R. 5037, the "Respect for America's Fallen Heroes Act" by a 408-3 vote (21 non-votes). The Senate passed it unanimously, and Bush signed it on May 29. It bans all unapproved demonstrations at Arlington and other federal burial grounds. It also bans protestors from coming within 500 feet of a military cemetery an hour before to an hour after the funeral. The only down side, is that I don't think it says anything about funerals not taking place on government land, which is why individual states are still passing their own laws.

    Of course the ACLU already filed suit in Kansas against the law. If it gets struck down in Kansas, all other states will follow.
     
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    I wish that I had been able to make it to Great Falls that day.
     
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    I do, and I suspect that they'll get to see it up close and for an extended duration.
     
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    Good old ACLU. Call me when they stop wasting time and money and decide to fight for a legitimate civil liberty, like a national right-to-carry law. The counter-protestors are better than I am, I don't think I could maintain composure around such awful people.
     
  11. Arkansan

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    Those retards have a website, believe it or not. I was suprised that they could muster up enough intelligence to make one. They even put a "Warning Page" before you go to their main page.

    godhatesfags.com

    Here is an interview with one of the leaders of the group and a fox news reporter:

    http://www.break.com/index/crazyfox20.html

    And on their Wiki Pageit says those creeps went to protest resque efforts at ground zero after 9-11-2001.
     
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    It speaks well of the character of our nation that these protestors are still alive.

    I find it amazing that despite the offence that they commit against the deceased and the deceased's family, none of them have received a prolonged @$$ whoopin.

    It takes a tremendous strength of will to see something like that and turn your back on it.
     
  13. BrainOnSigs

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    I know in which direction I would have shot the anvil.......
     
  14. ball3006

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    I am the only Vet in my family....

    but if there were others and this trash showed up at the funeral, I know I would not be able to contain myself..............enough said.....chris3
     
  15. Justin

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    Not gun related, and, truth be told, I'd rather not allow THR to be used as a way to get publicity for this inbred group of mouthbreathing oxygen thieves.
     
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