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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 1 decade ago

Is the reason the Teabaggers carry guns to their rallies is to intimidate people?

Should we as free citizens of a democracy allow them to intimate us? What are our solutions? Should liberals carry guns too?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Those who wear guns in public have extremely serious and dangerous ego problems.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Well, I think it is a message--allow concealed carry. In certain areas of California, it has been an expensive burden on the police who have had to follow gang members who are following open carriers with theft or violence in mind. That is most amazing since California requires open carry guns to be unloaded.

    It DOES intimidate some people, but Alaska and Vermont allow concealed carry and violence is down in those states. Right now, someone in the California legislature is trying to prohibit open carry, citing stats that you are five times likely to be shot if you have a gun (self-serving stats--you are 20 times as likely to have a gun if you belong to a gang, and lots of gang members die to gunshot (leading cause of age under 25 deaths in Oakland).

    So the open carry is getting notice and provoking dialogue. It may eventually have a positive effect.

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  • ICH8TE
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Yeah basically to intimidate the "minorities" and President Obama. But they can't get to Obama because he is WELL protected! If they could have, he would have probably been dead by now. They DON'T need guns at a so-called "peaceful rally" pffft! There are always PLENTY of police at ANY gathering of people! They also take them there to show off and boast to the rest of the klan there. If there was a gathering of all Black Americans like that, the FBI, SWAT, and every other government group would all be there making numerous arrests just because all those Blacks were gathered in one place at one time with GUNS! Pffft. It would automatically be seen as threatening to the country! AUTOMATICALLY! Not so with the "95% White" tea party. Can ya say double standards?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    That's the only reason I can think of for doing it. You have to ask the question what can they say with the gun that they can't say with it> Answer, nothing, except the intimidation factor.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Seems to me they do only when doing so is legal. If the Government is intimidated by armed citizens, the Government should change what it is doing. Armed Conservatives, Moderates and even Liberals who still love America seek to defend the Constitution. Only those attacking it need fear them.

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  • crunch
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Are you saying they were angry and armed?

    You didn't say how many were killed during those atrocious gatherings.

    And, please....if you are intimidated by guns, for your own safety and those around you, never carry one.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Only weapon I saw at a tea party was a pitchfork and that is more of a symbol than anything else.

    Trying to fork the dung out of government.

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  • Bethy
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    They dont

    A majority of the tea party members do not bring guns and those that do are exercising their second amendment rights

    Do liberals know that the moment they use the term "tea bagger" they are giving others the right to use any names for any other group

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  • 1 decade ago

    No.

    Besides the 2nd amendment, some states rights allow it.

    But besides that, we're afraid of what you liberals might try to pull.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    i went to one with thousands of people dint see one gun, but if they did its because it is not against the law. did you even know that?????

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    We carry guns because the 2nd amendment gives us the right to.

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