Seventy-two killed resisting gun confiscation in Boston

BOSTON – National guard units seeking to confiscate a cache of recently banned assault weapons were ambushed on April 19th 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 Lexington’s 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, people, is how the American Revolution began.

April 20, 1775

Let us not forget!!!

Liberals on Infringement

TAXES - Pre Revolution vs Today

Ben Franklin on Liberty

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9 responses to “Seventy-two killed resisting gun confiscation in Boston

  1. Was this how it was written into history? Or is your report an updated version? It was really strong on the message…. I liked it.


    • chrissythehyphenated

      I copy/pasted it from someone who updated it with the military assault stuff. One of my f-buds put it on her facebook wall and I loved it, so shared here.


      • I thought it was excellent. It gets the point across very well.

        This is why I am conflicted. I do not own a gun. My cousin was murdered by a gun… yet I believe in gun rights.


        • chrissythehyphenated

          Your cousin was murdered by a person who chose to use a gun rather than some other weapon. There is no good or evil in any thing, only in the intentions of humans.


          • That is exactly correct. He chose to kill her and then kill himself. If he did not have a gun he would have used a knife.


            • chrissythehyphenated

              I heard an interview with a gang member who admitted freely, “We don’t need guns. We kill each other cuz we’re crazy. If we don’t have guns. we use bats or knives or chains. It ain’t about the guns.”


              • Chrissy, this is the point as to why I am conflicted. Yes it is true that my cousin was murdered. The murder weapon was a gun.

                However, at least one family here in Australia is grieving because someone punched their son in the face and he died as a result of his head injuries. This is a true and real situation. The perpetrator has been put behind bars but not for murder, it was a deal for pleading guilty to manslaughter. The action was deliberate yet they felt that they could not convict with a murder charge.

                Then there are all those deaths that have come from stabbings, including a Police Inspector who was stabbed in the throat. The mother and son in that case are still waiting to go to trial.

                Let’s not forget the other murder weapons: hands for strangling, rope for strangling, pantihose for strangling, a kettle struck to the side of the head, stiletto heels!! and the list goes on.

                Criminals have access to illegal guns. When they cannot buy them, they import them (another racket uncovered here in Oz). They go on the streets and they murder each other. Almost every day there is a shooting somewhere in an area that is known for the criminals who live there (they just happen to be Lebanese both Christian and Muslim), This is a description of Sydney and in Melbourne it is the Sudanese community that is creating terror.


  2. Dudge OH Politics

    I cut and pasted this into a blog after it was posted by a Twitter/FB friend of mine and my blog hits have gone crazy. Usually, I’d be happy to get a handful of hits, but this entry has had just over 3300 hits, as I type this (for comparison, my next most popular entry has had 40!)!