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Dave Killion — August 16, 2011

Seattle Black Panthers showing off their advanced communications technology

Too many good things to let just slip by:

  • “The Atlantic” has an article on the racist origins of gun control in general, and the impetus created by the Black Panthers –

“In February of 1967, Oakland police officers stopped a car carrying Newton, Seale, and several other Panthers with rifles and handguns. When one officer asked to see one of the guns, Newton refused. “I don’t have to give you anything but my identification, name, and address,” he insisted. This, too, he had learned in law school.

“Who in the hell do you think you are?” an officer responded.

“Who in the hell do you think you are?,” Newton replied indignantly. He told the officer that he and his friends had a legal right to have their firearms.

Newton got out of the car, still holding his rifle.

“What are you going to do with that gun?” asked one of the stunned policemen.

“What are you going to do with your gun?,” Newton replied.”

  • I think this is a good trade, and happily the choice is still mine to make (for the moment).
  • One more reason the government should not be involved in mass transit.
  • Please visit our new Facebook friend, Fred Hi-Yek

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Todd Kuipers says

Excellent! Thanks Dave!

— August 17, 2011

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