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Re: “Shooting back is just as violent as shooting first

Robbie would be a lot more credible in his piece if he states that when he hears the noise of someone breaking into his home at 3 in the morning he will demand from the 911 operator that the police leave their guns at the station house before they come to investigate.

Posted by jack burton on 06/23/2017 at 9:30 AM

Re: “What Steve Daines doesn't understand about flags and free speech

Great article Dan!

Posted by Irratated citizen on 06/23/2017 at 9:07 AM

Re: “Correcting the record on Montana's marijuana tax

Way to smack down the Brooksderp, Cholewa. Hey Indy, you should make this a regular feature. Goodness knows there is an unlimited supply of derp when Brooks is the byline.

Posted by opus on 06/23/2017 at 2:56 AM

Re: “Shooting back is just as violent as shooting first

Marxists and Islamists who infect our federal government plus the media prostitutes who protect them will gleefully lie, falsify, fabricate, slander, libel, deceive, delude, bribe, and treasonably betray the free citizens of the United States into becoming an unarmed population. Unarmed populations have been treated as slaves and chattel since the dawn of history.


The Second Amendment foes lying about gun control - Firearms are our constitutionally mandated safeguard against tyranny by a powerful federal government.

Only dictators, tyrants, despots, totalitarians, and those who want to control and ultimately to enslave you support gun control.

No matter what any president, senator, congressman, or hard-left mainstream media hookers tell you concerning the statist utopian fantasy of safety and security through further gun control: They are lying. If their lips are moving, they are lying about gun control. These despots truly hate America..

These tyrants hate freedom, liberty, personal responsibility, and private property. But the reality is that our citizens ownership of firearms serves as a concrete deterrent against despotism. They are demanding to hold the absolute power of life and death over you and your family. Ask the six million Jews, and the other five million murdered martyrs who perished in the Nazi death camps, how being disarmed by a powerful tyranny ended any chances of fighting back. Ask the murdered martyrs of the Warsaw Ghetto about gun control.

Their single agenda is to control you after you are disarmed. When the people who want to control you hold the absolute power of life and death over your family, you have been enslaved.
Will we stand our ground, maintaining our constitutionally guaranteed Second Amendment rights, fighting those who would enslave us?


American Thinker

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Posted by Rich Seibert on 06/23/2017 at 12:39 AM

Re: “Shooting back is just as violent as shooting first

moderation is a form of censorship


The TRUTH about the "supremacy clause" - our Constitution does not delegate to the national government authority to restrict our arms, ammunition, regulate firearms dealers, do background checks, etc. The national government may not lawfully circumvent this restriction by means of a treaty wherein the signatory governments agree to disarm their Citizens or Subjects.
https://publiushuldah.wordpress.com/?s=The…

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Posted by Rich Seibert on 06/23/2017 at 12:38 AM

Re: “Shooting back is just as violent as shooting first

The right of a citizen to bear arms, in lawful defense of himself or the State, is absolute. He does not derive it from the State government. It is one of the high powers" delegated directly to the citizen, and `is excepted out of the general powers of government.' A law cannot be passed to infringe upon or impair it, because it is above the law, and independent of the lawmaking power." [Cockrum v. State, 24 Tex. 394, at 401-402 (1859)]

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Posted by Rich Seibert on 06/23/2017 at 12:37 AM

Re: “Missoula is dead. Long live Missoula.

Apologies for the typos. "Knee" should read "one," and the rest are obvious. Fat thumbs/small screen.

Posted by John Kevin Hunt on 06/22/2017 at 4:00 PM

Re: “Missoula is dead. Long live Missoula.

A very well-written piece, albeit knee that proffers non-sequiturs and false equivalencies as argument. Really, is there equivalency between the old Hoerner-Waldorf lung-clogging mill (which technically was in French town), and the architecture of the Merc? The argument offered here concerning the Merc cold be offered about every legacy building in Missoula. Preservation is about maintaining a psychic connection to quality and community. I moved from Missoula to Oregon (soon to return), and an witnessing the same heartbreaking destruction of the downtown of the oldest Incorporated town west of the Mississippi (Oregon City). The oligarchs finally pulled it off. Remember, "you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone."

Posted by John Kevin Hunt on 06/22/2017 at 3:57 PM

Re: “Shooting back is just as violent as shooting first

So, Smedley, which do you think we have now : a government that is feared by it's subjects, or a government that fears it's subjects ? As for me, personally, speaking for myself, I think its the former.

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Posted by alf on 06/22/2017 at 1:21 PM

Re: “Shooting back is just as violent as shooting first

Robbie, your assessments vs solutions is fairly good. Not doable but based upon the premise that in reasonable societies might shouldn't make right. History dosent agree. It's a sad fact that reasonable people who voluntarily surrender their means of effective resistance end up enslaved by ruthless dictators who make life a living hell until they are forceably removed from power. Way too many examples!
I submit that the seething unrest we are witnessing today is about as good as it's going to get. Plenty of outraged idealists balanced by a heavily armed populace that is dead serious about staying that way. A government that is feared by it's subjects is a dictatoship. A government that fears it's subjects is a democracy.

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Posted by smedley on 06/22/2017 at 11:32 AM

Re: “Do you really want an anti-media GOP controlling your news?

Remember the incident occurred be fore the election. Gianforte was a candidate.
U.S. CONSTITUTION, ARTICLE I, SECTION 4, CLAUSE 1
The Times, Places and Manner of holding Elections for Senators and Representatives, shall be prescribed in each State by the Legislature thereof; but the Congress may at any time by Law make or alter such Regulations, except as to the Places of chusing Senators.
(Responsibility for conducting an election of a federal Representative lay primarily with the states and secondarily with Congress.)

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Posted by Carole Mackin on 06/16/2017 at 8:35 PM

Re: “Do you really want an anti-media GOP controlling your news?

MCA 13-1-101 Definitions (38)

(38) "Public office" means a state, county, municipal, school, or other district office that is filled by the people at an election. Fed isn't one of them. Good try

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Posted by niam on 06/16/2017 at 7:23 PM

Re: “Do you really want an anti-media GOP controlling your news?

Wow! Any person sticking something in someone's face and then refuses to leave after being asked in most states is the perp not the person pushing - that's defense - frankly the reporter should have been arrested - if it were I the reporter would be charged with kid napping as I would have told the police I asked him to leave he didn't and then I got up to leave and he wouldn't move - not allowing me to get out of the room the reporter was holding me hostage - that is exactly what everyone should do whenever a reporter tried to intimidate you. They have zero authority over us. They're just vultures.

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Posted by Call the cops on 06/16/2017 at 11:46 AM

Re: “Do you really want an anti-media GOP controlling your news?

Montana electors are you ready to do something about It? The laws on your side.

TITLE 13. ELECTIONS
CHAPTER 35. ELECTION AND CAMPAIGN PRACTICES AND CRIMINAL PROVISIONS
13-35-213. Preventing public meetings of electors.
(2) A person who willfully disturbs or breaks up a public meeting of electors or others, lawfully being held for the purpose of considering public questions is guilty of a misdemeanor.
13-35-106. Ineligibility to hold office because of conviction.In addition to all other penalties prescribed by law:
(3) if an elected official or a candidate is adjudicated to have violated any provision of this title the individual must be removed from nomination or office, as the case may be, even though the individual was regularly nominated or elected.

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Posted by Carole Mackin on 06/16/2017 at 11:06 AM

Re: “Do you really want an anti-media GOP controlling your news?

VIOLENCE IS NEVER OK!!!! No "space invader" as one man above called him, deserves to be beaten up by a sick bully! Wrong! Never use violence and certainly Gianforte does not REPRESENT ME nad many others! Recall!!!

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Posted by Patricia Bowers on 06/15/2017 at 4:24 PM

Re: “Do you really want an anti-media GOP controlling your news?

Ask Scoop Nisker says, "If you don't like the news, go out and make some of your own". GG who has also lived in NJ and CA and has properties elsewhere, certainly is not a Montanan in thought, word and deed is an embarrassment to the people of this state. I say let the recall referendum begin!

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Posted by whirrled peas on 06/15/2017 at 1:14 PM

Re: “Do you really want an anti-media GOP controlling your news?

Whatever one's views on personal space (and here, Montanans may differ from the U.S. mainstream, but let's not forget: Gianforte is NOT a Montanan, but from New Jersey where you better have figured out how to deal civilly with personal space issues early in life...), Gianforte's behavior is unacceptable. Any politician - local, state, or national - should be able to interact with the public and the media with self-restraint and civility.

Do you really want Montana and it's largely wonderful million-ish souls to be viewed through the coverage this incident got? I do not.

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Posted by Mike Carlson on 06/15/2017 at 11:50 AM

Re: “Do you really want an anti-media GOP controlling your news?

"Gianforte the Bully"? Ben Jacobs is a irritating personal space invader and found out the errors of his ways.

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Posted by Mitch Waylett on 06/15/2017 at 11:12 AM

Re: “Do you really want an anti-media GOP controlling your news?

Gianforte will fit in nicely with all the rest of the DC liars. Both sides.

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Posted by niam on 06/15/2017 at 11:04 AM

Re: “Do you really want an anti-media GOP controlling your news?

Declares himself a strong Christian n is swearing up a storm as he is beating up an innocent reporter, grabbing him w 2 hands by the neck, throwing him to the ground n punching him! This zealot is a nut case!!! We sure dont need any more uncontrollable loose cannons in the govt. !!!! Isnt the NPD manbaby Trump causing enough trouble n immorality!!!!??? Gianforte is another PHONY!!!

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Posted by Patricia Bowers on 06/15/2017 at 10:55 AM

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