GUN Black Lawmakers Call Gun Rights Sign Racist

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  1. TL1000RSquid

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    Black Lawmakers Call Gun Rights Sign Racist

    POSTED: 5:01 pm EDT April 24, 2007
    UPDATED: 1:20 pm EDT April 25, 2007
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    HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Black lawmakers are demanding a police investigation of a banner held at Tuesday's run rights rally in the state Capitol.

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    PICTURES: Hundreds Of Gun-Rights Advocates Rally At Capitol

    The banner (pictured right, click here for a larger image) called for Rep. Angel Cruz, a lawmaker of Puerto Rican descent, to be "hung from the tree of liberty." Cruz has proposed a bill that would require a $10-a-gun yearly tax and force gun owners to submit a recent photograph and be fingerprinted.

    Cruz responded to the sign.

    "We applaud you for expressing the way you felt, but terroristic threats on a legislator who is trying to do a job and make a difference on the quality of life will be unacceptable," Cruz said.

    The head to the Legislative Black Caucus said that the sign was a threat to a colleague's life and also an act of racism.

    Paul Estus of Ridgway is one of two men who held up the banner today. He said during the morning rally that the lynching tree was "just a figure of speech."
     
  2. DaJMan

    DaJMan When i was young, i dreamed of being a baseball

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    they should have written - "...metaphorically hung from the metaphorical tree of liberty..."

    for those dumb cunts that cant put 2 and 2 together :uh:
     
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    Not quite the right way to go about getting your point across, but still I think they are over reacting on this one.
     
  4. Aequitas

    Aequitas If it keeps on raining, levee's going to break.

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    So now black people are the only ones that can be hanged? Give me a break.
     
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    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    :rofl: Im sure more whites have been hung than blacks. Back then, that would be senseless destruction of property :rofl:
     
  6. CPipes

    CPipes Shit definitely just got real!! OT Supporter

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    I can understand crying about it being a threat but shut the fuck up about it being racist, christ.
     
  7. vettefan52

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    so we have the spics and dems against us... nice to know.
     
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    wtf spellcheck?

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    wtd did he really say that? He needs to not be a rep anymore, seriously wtf??
     
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    goto the article, click the link to see more pics from the rally, its like the 6th pic ithink
     
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    fuck the tree of liberty hang him from the oak tree out back.
     
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    last I check, the gov't didn't GIVE me the right to own guns, they acknowledged that I already had it :squint:
     
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    They don't like to do that, they try and convince you that right is really something else.
     
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    Police investigation? Since when is it illegal to be racist? Although, hell, if they're gonna take away the second, they might as well take the 1st while they're at it.
     
  17. CPipes

    CPipes Shit definitely just got real!! OT Supporter

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    If there is a police investigation, i'm pretty sure it's because of the threat part not the racist part.
     
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    The funny part is that the guy is Puerto Rican, which isn't even from "black descent". They are Hispanic. :rofl:
     
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    Don't be a racist bigot.
     
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    .. he left out the, "..need to fingerprint and take photos of the gun owners as if they are criminals. While we are at it, we'll add a $10 tax to each gun every year!"

    If that were the case, I'd have to pay $80 a year in gun taxes. Kiss my ass.
     
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    I think it meant to say "firearm owners against crime". :mamoru:
     
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    I don't even see how it's a threat. It said, "he should be hung" not, "we're going to hang him".

    I guess people forget metaphores these days.
     
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    Ah, good ole PA. I'd be VERY suprised if something like that would pass. And I could only imagine what wuold happen if some Hispanic rep. went to the northern part of the state and demanded that everyone paid $10/year per gun.

    They probably wouldnt find him.:noes:
     
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    CPipes Shit definitely just got real!! OT Supporter

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    Even worse I don't understand how it's racist
     
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    how on god's green earth is that even remotely racist?! :rofl:
     

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