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Pot …

meet kettle. The ATF accusing anyone of intimidation is almost laughable.

UPDATE: I’ve read the whole complaint. It would seem to me that citizens ought to be able to photograph agents of the government pretty much at will, and this should not be treated with suspicion. I sincerely hope that the judge in this case understands the need for citizens to be able to monitor the activities of their government.

When you have the power to ruin people’s lives and livelihoods with a stroke of the pen, then citizens damn well ought to have the right to scrutinize those activities. I’m sorry the agents felt threatened. I might even understand, if they don’t get the context, why they might feel that way. I’ve deleted more than a few threats to law enforcement on here, and I certainly don’t condone anyone advocating violence against anyone, including federal workers and law enforcement. There are boneheads in the pro-gun movement. They are out there. I don’t think Ryan Horsely or the person photographing the agents at work are among them, however.

Perhaps if government workers feel intimidated doing their jobs, they should be allowed to carry firearms if they want to. The second amendment, and one’s right to self-defense don’t go away just because you get a government paycheck.

6 Responses to “Pot …”

  1. Michael says:

    Yes it is laughable…pathic as well.

  2. David Codrea says:

    Actually, George Mason defined the militia as “the whole people except for a few public officials,”so if we’re going to start disarming anybody, I say let’s start there.

    Talk about feeling intimidated doing your job–that describes the Red’s situation in a nutshell. If some government agent can carry a gun with impunity, why shouldn’t you or I be able to?

  3. Sebastian says:

    I don’t disagree, really. I didn’t mean to imply I’d find them being able to carry with impunity, and no one else acceptable.

  4. vinnie says:

    “I’m sorry the agents felt threatened.”I am not necessarily sorry that they felt some threat. I DO NOT want them to feel physically threatened. A threat to their career and financial well being through proper legal channels , I am O.K. with that. Hell I am warm and fuzzy with that.

  5. Michael says:

    I agree one should never threaten with violent action agains any person,let alone a LEO. Every life is worth something to somebody,even it is just God.

    As for the monitoring,yes we should be able to watch our government,infact we should insist on it.

  6. Sebastian says:

    Physically threatened is what I was meaning to imply. Feeling threatened because they don’t want the light shined on their activities? That’s tough titty.

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