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Newsweek, a publication many don’t think of as being all that progressive, ran an op-ed just the other day that warned of the penitential for an armed insurrection in the event former President Donald Trump runs in 2024 and loses. This op-ed is no more than “bait” that is designed to anger Trump supporters and gun owners while enforcing the narrative that gun owners are dangerous maniacs.

From the Newsweek op-ed: 

Mike “Wompus” Nieznany is a 73-year-old Vietnam veteran who walks with a cane from the combat wounds he received during his service. That disability doesn’t keep Nieznany from making a living selling custom motorcycle luggage racks from his home in Gainesville, Georgia. Neither will it slow him down when it’s time to visit Washington, D.C.—heavily armed and ready to do his part in overthrowing the U.S. government.

Millions of fellow would-be insurrectionists will be there, too, Nieznany says, “a ticking time-bomb” targeting the Capitol. “There are lots of fully armed people wondering what’s happening to this country,” he says. “Are we going to let Biden keep destroying it? Or do we need to get rid of him? We’re only going to take so much before we fight back.” The 2024 election, he adds, may well be the trigger.

Nieznany is no loner. His political comments on the social-media site Quora received 44,000 views in the first two weeks of November and more than 4 million overall. He is one of many rank-and-file Republicans who own guns and in recent months have talked openly of the need to take down—by force if necessary—a federal government they see as illegitimate, overreaching and corrosive to American freedom.

Liberal Journalists often claim to have their fingers on the pulse of American politics, but when it comes to the 2nd Amendment and the 2A community these people get it wildly wrong and take the opinions and comments of anonymous individuals and the occasional outlier to be the mainstream view.

As for this idea that every gun owner in America is waiting for that moment to strike like some sort of snake in the grass, there are plenty of people you can find like that but for the most part these individuals are mocked or shunned for fear they are a federal agent attempting some form of entrapment. When discussions over the so called “Boogaloo Boys” are had it is general in jest and these conversation often revolve around making fun of these sorts of people.

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Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
30 days ago

If there was ever a time to start another revolution, it would have been the moment the great democrat scam enabled the democrats to declare two misfits as winners. But no shots were fired. The second time a revolution might have been justified was the January 6, 2021 GOP rally. At that event only one shot was fired and that one was triggered by a Capitol Policeman who killed an unarmed woman who threatened no one.

Any democrat who fears a peaceable, lawful conservative is paranoid or lying. If they’re so distraught with “all” the illegal guns, they should go after them first. Confiscating a half-billion privately and legally owned firearms would greatly increase the crime rate. But they already know that and what they really want is to disarm their neighbors, friends and relatives, the people with whom they interact.

They’re not interested in the hundred million Americans with criminal records, rap sheets if you will. Gun grabbers live in higher social strata and don’t work with or even see the criminals who prey on unprotected people, many of whom live in the lower strata. Most with rap sheets are older and inactive. More than two million criminals languish in federal, state and local prisons and jails.

If they really want to curb crime, they should push congress to form joint task forces from federal, state, county and city law enforcement and concentrate on the 63 counties (2 percent of the total) where half of America’s murders occur. Everyone knows precisely where they are because the current administration and a handful of governors and mayors put exclamation points on them. Besides, if the 150 million armed conservatives wanted a revolution, we’d know it by now.

Michael Shalit
30 days ago
Reply to  Gene Ralno

You shouldn’t have neighbors fighting each other nor should you have civilians trying to kill police or soldiers. If anything you need to stop the source of the trouble which means social media and fake news needs to be silenced and that will only happen the hard way.

Ecks Mann
Ecks Mann
28 days ago
Reply to  Gene Ralno

There were 2 murders by Capitol police on 6 Jan. Completely unarmed, Rosalind Boyland was literally beaten to death by several Capitol police including women officers. They all will hang if there is justice.

Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
28 days ago
Reply to  Ecks Mann

I’ve not heard that story. Witnesses and even her friends testified that she was trampled in the fray. We may never know the truth because the incident was carried out mostly by an out-of-control pack of people consumed by hysteria. I’d guess they never had authority and used this event to experience a bit of it.

The few conservatives in that irresponsible spectacle were swept up by their over-energized wish to prove the election was rigged and illegal. I believe those few were correct but most conservatives maintained better emotional control. A revolution may come but that was not a good time because they could not possibly have won.

In fact, Pelosi’s minions now are having a heyday with their overzealous and probably illegal prosecution of everyone with the slightest razor-thin connection. It was ineffective, led by morons, accomplished nothing for the good guys and energized the bad guys. At best, it was an embarrassment for conservatives.

H. D.
H. D.
19 days ago
Reply to  Gene Ralno

They have video of cops hitting her with collapsible steel batons

Bob McGlothlin
30 days ago

If it’s another rigged election. I’m betting on it.

Bemused Berserker
Bemused Berserker
30 days ago

“A Little Rebellion Now and Then, is a Good Thing.” – Thomas Jefferson

SIC SEMPER TYRANUS

Ecks Mann
Ecks Mann
28 days ago

That’s not a Jefferson quote. The man was genius and very eloquent writer. What you wrote sounds more like Martha Stewart if she is conservative and a little drunk…
Here is the real quote: “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants”.
Glad you are on the right side anyway though Bemused.

Alex
Alex
25 days ago
Reply to  Ecks Mann

Actually that isnt a Jefferson quote either, so before you try to sound smart think again !

Daniel Lee Rhoads
30 days ago

They take away our basic rights as a free American people and then then take away our guns so that we cannot defend those basic free rights, you know what you have left then????? Welcome to their “new American Communist Dictatorship, with every one of us their American Communist SLAVES”!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is what they are “trying to shove down our throats as the free American people today”!!! That is why millions of American people are buying guns today, self/protection for their families!!!!!!!

Bob
Bob
30 days ago

he is not our legal president!

George
George
29 days ago
Reply to  Bob

Bob
………nor was Obama a legally elected POTUS. He was NEVER a US citizen, and finally admitted it to an audience at Kogele. Kenya. In his speech he said”I am the first American president to have come from Kenya”

BLBeamer
BLBeamer
29 days ago

The article was in Newsweek which, fortunately, means no one saw it.

KS Man
KS Man
27 days ago
Reply to  BLBeamer

A magazine which the current owner bought for $1.

Trojan 1972
29 days ago

Must have been a slow news week for this to appear. They have articles made up and ready to publish when things are slow and such is this. It’s their way of trying to start things, seeing what dredges up and then taking credit for such. Gene makes some very pertinent comments below.

Rosie46
Rosie46
28 days ago

How about big they round up the two million illegals and afghan terrorists that the communist Biden administration has let into our country. Then try Biden for treason for this and Afghanistan and the communist takeover through the fake pandemic.

Ecks Mann
Ecks Mann
28 days ago

The only way Trump loses to ANY Democrat is by massive fraud…just like 2020. Bet your ass it would go down without a fight. Should never have let it happen in 2020. Biden is NOT a legit president regardless of what the MSM propagandizes.

Montana Tom
Montana Tom
27 days ago

Biden is a corrupt bag of bones and a Fraud. The country should split between those who support the Fraud and real Americans. Now. Not wait until 2024 to rid us of the Fraud.

B Dugger
B Dugger
27 days ago

As usual the Democratic tactic: blame the Trumpers for what they are planning. Why do you think they are bringing in hundreds of thousands of military aged men and distributing them around the country secretly at night! There can be no good in this. I guess that is why they are not worried about the next election, if we have one!

J. Dillinger
J. Dillinger
27 days ago

Problem, 2024 will be too late, and they own the machines…Problem, we had far too few children, now the brown shit comes for our homes, our land, our women, to ride around on our paved roads in convertibles with blonds like they been watchin in our movies and on the net for the last 100 years…Thousands of us old men die every day, who is gonna take up the gunz, eh?

John
John
25 days ago

If there ever is a rising up to take back our country….it would need to be done secretly..a covert war…small tactical units of fighters doing guerilla warfare. You don’t waste time fighting in the streets with your fellow Americans no matter what they’re political affiliation. You quietly attack those causing the division. You target the media and the moguls at the top, big tech ceo’s, local politicians that support leftist and socialist agendas, those in the education system…you put them all in fear so they think twice about the agendas they spew.When the politicized FBI looks into these hits…you take them out as well. It would have to be small groups of well trained people who all know each other so they cant be infiltrated. And it must never broadcast it’s intentions or seek publicity. Do the assignment and then pull out quietly and wait until the next one…and so on.When you cut off the head…the body dies. Also people like Soros and other billionaire elites must be targeted as well. Thats how the next revolution must be fought…and it must be fought by prayerful God loving people because without God…it will fail.

Camus
Camus
19 days ago
Reply to  John

Agee. God’s Speed.

Terry Kellner
Terry Kellner
19 days ago

Armed with what? Flowers?! Libs best keep to themselves. Let’s pray for everyone assaulted by libs.

Boaz
18 days ago

They have the date wrong!! it’s coming sooner than that. Somebody has to save us from the Marxist and Biden as their leader. Can’t take three more years or the country is gone. Got a surprise for the writer. Antifa and BLM are more dangerous as they don’t do Capitols, they do cities!! However there are also Democrat gun owners who feel the same way. They been lied to by Biden.

Ben Matthews
Ben Matthews
12 days ago

That’s, mostly, because Main(lame)Stream-media, has been mostly, taken-over by the socialists & the “chi-comm” CCP. And, after the socialists take-over, you’re not supposed to fight-back or be difficult to manage…but submit to ‘the elites’ like the ‘slaves’ you’re supposed to be‼️

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