a75N 1234 AM Thread ta You Retweeted wyatt aSayWhenLA BREAKING Holy fk Seventy-two killed resisting gun confiscation in Boston National Guard units seek- ing to confiscate a cache of recently banned assault weapons were ambushed by elements of a Para-military extremist faction 1058 PM 09 Aug 19 Twitter for Android 3916 Retweets 5899 Likes Wyatt @SayWhenLA ld Replying to @SayWhenLA 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 Governor Thomas Gage declared that the extremist faction which was made up of local citizens 29 tn 543 1420 Wyatt @SayWhenLA Id 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 just issued an executive order authorizing the 12t 420 1267 wyatt SayWhenLA ld 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 1n 417 129 WyattSayWhenLA Id Gage issued a ban on military-style assault weapons and ammunition earlier in the woek This decision followed a meeting in early this month between govermment and military leaders at which the governor authorized the forcible confiscation of illegal arms 1 400 190 Wyatt SayWhenLA ld 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 183 Wyatt SayWhenLA ld 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 aff regarding the government's plans During a tense standoff in the Lexington town park National Guard t 1209 1 0 Wyatt SayWhenLA Id 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 repartedly fired by one of the right-wing extremists tu 3s0 160 Q1360 Wyatt SayWhenLA Id Eight civilians were killed in the Aensuing 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 1 409 1224 Wyatt @SayWhenLA Id Colonel Smith finding his forces aver 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 n 367 uTO Wyatt @SayWhenLA Id The governor also demanded the surrender of those responsible for planning and leading the attack against the government troops t 1202 6 n 38 WyattSayWhenLA Id Samuel Adams Paul Revere and John Hancock who have been identified as ringleaders of the extremist faction remain at large And this fellow Americans is how the American Revolution began April 20 1775 n u34 254 Wyatt SayWhenLA Id On July 4th 1776 these same extremists as Bill Mitchell calls them signed the Declaration of Independence pledging to each ather and their countrymen their lives fortunes & sacred honor Many of them lost everything aver the course of the next few years Lest we forget un 504 JusticeForEricGarmer @th Id Tweet your reply Breaking News History is important Meme
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