I freakin love this gun billboard (features Native Americans)

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posted on Apr, 30 2013 @ 11:02 AM
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First off, let me point out that I'm Native American and I think it's ridiculous for any Native American to pretend this billboard is offensive to them. What they should really admit is that they are pro-gun control and this billboard has nothing to do with their being offended as a Native American. This billboard puts it all into perspective really. It simply points out the plight of the Native American after signing peace treaties with the government...poverty, dependence, alcoholism. The U.S. Government said, "Give up your guns, we'll take care of you," with promised welfare, health care, education, a reservation home land, housing, etc... Bottom line...Reservations have become small pockets of socialism within one of the strongest democratic nations in the world, well, what used to be strong democracy. And we all know how far along the socialist nations of the world have gone!


But Irene Vernon, a Colorado State University professor and chairwoman of the ethnic studies department, told the Associated Press that the plight of Native Americans history with the U.S. is much more complicated than whether or not American Indians were armed.


This billboard is only in Greeley, CO, and a local professor/Native American, who heads the Ethics department at a local university came out complaining that it is offensive to her Native American heritage. How? Obviously, this professor is a liberal anti-gun Obama supporter who would rather see the guns taken away. She was only upset because the billboard speaks volumes of truth...

I think many Native's probably agree with me here whether they are Obama supporting democrats (which nearly 100% of Native Americans are, well, on the Reservations in my neck of the woods anyways) or a gun-toting conservatives.


"I am a Navajo Indian and I am not offended by the billboard. The billboard merely points out broken promises by the U.S. government," said one comment.


I personally agree with this billboard...DON'T GIVE UP YOUR GUNS AMERICA! THE GOVERNMENT CAN'T TAKE CARE OF YOU, ONLY YOU CAN TAKE CARE OF YOU!

[url=http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/04/29/17976890-pro-gun-billboard-featuring-native-americans-causing-controversy-in-colorado?lite]Source[/url ]

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posted on Apr, 30 2013 @ 11:06 AM
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Excellent thread (as always
). It may be a little off center of P.C. to some folks these days....but no less accurate for that. I'd seen something real similar to this one on a T-shirt in the truck stops a few years back. I still wish I'd picked it up. Like yours, it's SO accurate it just vibrates with truth.



Yes, indeed. They were the first ...and the first to see what Government abuse could bring while a public stood by and passively watched at best ..cheered at worst.



posted on Apr, 30 2013 @ 11:07 AM
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S&F for your well written post: History is history regardless of people's current views; Salute!


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posted on Apr, 30 2013 @ 11:13 AM
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1/3 Cherokee here, I find it awesome. Of course it takes a lot to offend me. I grew up watch John Wayne kill them "durn injuns".

Looking past the obvious Native Americans holding guns picture, it speaks volumes to anybody who is familiar with native american history. Small pox ridden blankets, Trail of tears, treaty after treaty broken and violated, forced reservations, its disgusting how the romans, errr I mean colonial americans treated them. It shows that the corruption in our government is not recent, and has been going on for over 200 years. Then look back to this same mindset of politics and government in england, their treatment of the scots, invasion of jerusalem, etc. Then go back to the romans and how they acted.

All roads lead to Rome. Want to know how America is going? Look to Rome. (wow, I meandered way off topic there)



posted on Apr, 30 2013 @ 11:15 AM
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But you didn't stray too far because you made some good points. Well said.



posted on Apr, 30 2013 @ 11:16 AM
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/applauds~ Well said sir. Well said! I can't think of a better trump card in the Gun-Debates than the history of the American Indians, if there is a better one I'm not seeing it. I also briefly saw this on the MSM today but had to run to work so I didn't get a chance to see the billboard itself.

Thank you for posting this!


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posted on Apr, 30 2013 @ 11:20 AM
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Pointless billboard as no one is even asking anyone to turn in their guns.

And yes I am pro-background check
Pro-only letting law abiding citizens be able to buy guns
And pro-closing any loopholes that enable criminals to bypass a background check in order to buy a gun.
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posted on Apr, 30 2013 @ 11:26 AM
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Originally posted by muse7
Pointless billboard as no one is even asking anyone to turn in their guns.


Yet!


And yes I am pro-background check
Pro-only letting law abiding citizens be able to buy guns
And pro-closing any loopholes that enable criminals to bypass a background check in order to buy a gun.


This is where it all starts and then once these measures still fail to prevent lunatics from getting guns and shooting up schools, the next step begins...taking away all guns!


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posted on Apr, 30 2013 @ 11:27 AM
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BS...Not only are some cities asking people to turn in their guns, some are even paying people to turn in their guns.

Goog



posted on Apr, 30 2013 @ 11:39 AM
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Star and Flag!

The faux butthurt that this will generate from the antigun crowd is amusing.


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posted on Apr, 30 2013 @ 11:41 AM
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So what laws can you create that criminals will obey?

Or is what you mean that you want laws that law-abiding citizens will obey that criminals won't?

Tired of Control Freaks



posted on Apr, 30 2013 @ 11:41 AM
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Originally posted by Berzerked
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BS...Not only are some cities asking people to turn in their guns, some are even paying people to turn in their guns.

Goog


Oh you mean the same gun buyback programs that have been going on for decades across thousands of communities? Which is not mandatory and provides a good way of disposing of guns.

You mean to tell me that the Obama death squads, which the Republicans and Conservatives have promised us ever since Obama took office, aren't going from door to door breaking in demanding everyone to turn in their guns?



posted on Apr, 30 2013 @ 11:46 AM
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We have companies advertising bullet-proof backpacks for children so they can wear to school....

If that is not a sign that there is something seriously with our society, then we are definitely going down the toilet


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posted on Apr, 30 2013 @ 11:46 AM
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Perhaps you see the billboard as pointless because you miss the point. It's not really about guns, it's about trusting the promises of the US Government. I can't think of anyone for whom that ever worked out well. If we trust the US Government to decide which rights we are allowed to exercise, we will be sorry. They are relentless. They will never stop taking, and taking, and taking, and taking ...

That being said, I am offended by that billboard. I don't see any representatives of the proud Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina. Of course, the reps I know might have been tending their stills when the photo was taken, but I guarantee you that they were armed.
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posted on Apr, 30 2013 @ 11:47 AM
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Originally posted by muse7

Originally posted by Berzerked
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BS...Not only are some cities asking people to turn in their guns, some are even paying people to turn in their guns.

Goog


Oh you mean the same gun buyback programs that have been going on for decades across thousands of communities? Which is not mandatory and provides a good way of disposing of guns.

You mean to tell me that the Obama death squads, which the Republicans and Conservatives have promised us ever since Obama took office, aren't going from door to door breaking in demanding everyone to turn in their guns?




You posted that nobody was asking anyone to turn in their guns and I pointed out that you were wrong.
Deal with it



posted on Apr, 30 2013 @ 11:50 AM
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That's a Great Billboard.
People forget that history has a way of repeating itself.
I believe as my husband does, the present government in the United States of America is Very Afraid that
We The People Will Wake Up and Stand Against as One and Fight to get our Freedoms Back and Our Country Back!

This is what my husband said to me after I showed him this thread and the Billboard.
Remember Wounded Knee and learn the lessons of past mistakes.

I looked up Wounded knee on the internet, I know my husband is half of Lakota Sioux Indians, his father is full blood.
I will attached the link to the article for anyone interested, but the last paragraph just caught my attention.

We all know history repeats itself. The American Indian lost their lands and freedoms to a power they could no longer fight. Are we the pro- gun people going to be put in another camp with the ghost dancers?

gun-control-debate.com...

And another Great article is this one. Gun control would disarm American Indians — again.

Latseen writes on his blog an entry entitled, “Our people were always armed“: “Gun control is not for Native people. It is for people who can’t or won’t take on the sacred duty to protect their families, their people, their lands and their way of life. When I was 13 I attended a gathering of the tribe’s warriors with my grandfather. All able bodied men reported to the center of the village with their weapons to be inspected by the War Chief to assess the ability of the tribe to protect itself. No Native person should support expansion of power for the US to take away, ban or regulate the sale or possession of firearms by Native people. They don’t want us to be able to protect ourselves anymore. They say that they will take care of that. But we know better. Tribes have long memories.” So, will liberals stick with the rights of the Tlingit and other Native Americans to protect their families and follow their ancient traditions? Or will liberals try to grab the guns from the Indians — again — as they seek to grab the guns of all Americans?

www.calwatchdog.com...

Of-Course lets not forget the Trail of Tears.
www.history.com...

S & F OP. For bringing this article to us.
To muse7 and his


Pointless billboard as no one is even asking anyone to turn in their guns.

You're Wrong,, People need to be reminded, if only because the Main Lamb Media will not remind Americans of our past mistakes, the media only wants to keep America Dumb and watching Honey Boo Boo.
Sorry OP, I'm ranting.



posted on Apr, 30 2013 @ 11:55 AM
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The signboard is MOST CERTANILY in bad taste.

And the blame should be attributed in FULL to the anti-gun lobby whom are living in disneyland, for unnecessarily opening up a can of worms over their stupidity to challenge the 2nd amendment without resolving the deeper issue of violence.

NOW, every 2 bit citizen with an axe to grind against US and neighbours will ply the highways and hallways of every space to thrash the idiotic anti-gun lobby and opportunity to hit out at the US govt. This is only the beginning of widespread consequences of the anti-gun stupidity, which was unnecessary AT ALL!

High time the Republican party steps forward and smokes the pipes of peace with the angry People, and get the inconceivably stupid democrats over the gun policy to issue a statement in bold that they are NOT gunning for americans' guns, now or ever, inorder to pacify the nation, or hell will break loose by those whom have no conscience for human life or even rationality over long buried and settled old wounds.
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posted on Apr, 30 2013 @ 11:59 AM
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The best part of the story is on another news feed, A woman who has never seen the billboard is "TOTALLY OFFENDED" It looks like the PC people need to be put on a reservation
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posted on Apr, 30 2013 @ 12:00 PM
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Oh you mean the same gun buyback programs that have been going on for decades across thousands of communities? Which is not mandatory and provides a good way of disposing of guns.


Please show some sort of link to support your claim to the above quote.

Op not to derail your Fantastic thread, but I'd like to bring to muse7 attention that my state of Arizona has a change to that. I think it's a good idea, get some money flowing back into the local economy.

Jan Brewer Signs Guns Bill Requiring Resale Of Buyback Weapons


www.huffingtonpost.com...
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posted on Apr, 30 2013 @ 12:09 PM
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From a pure advertising standpoint, it is a pretty good billboard - especially considering it comes from the right. But from a reality standpoint, of course, it's sensationalist, fear-mongering BS.




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