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Gun-control fans getting thuggish for next Colorado recall vote

posted at 12:15 pm on November 27, 2013 by

A dispatch from Charles Cooke:

“As we speak, we have multiple cars monitoring us at our offices and filming us from the parking lot,” Mike McAlpine, who headed up the recall effort, told me yesterday. “This is not a one-off event. We hold sign-and-drive events on the sidewalks near to busy intersections, and we hold signs inviting people to pull over and sign the petition. Our opponents have taken to blocking us: as cars pulls in, they run up to the driver’s side door and physically stand next to the door so that the person inside cannot open the door and come outside.”

Elsewhere, opponents have formed human chains in order to block anyone who wants to sign. “They yell at the person while they’re at the table trying to sign, or blow an airhorn in their ear,” McAlpine added. “There have been a half-dozen examples of that. In addition, when we go out to knock on doors and present the petition, they will follow us down the sidewalk and scream and yell.” Recently, McAlpine told me, protesters encircled a young black man who was collecting signatures. “They yelled at him, ‘you killed Trayvon! You killed Trayvon!’”

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“Our [recall] opponents have taken to blocking us: as cars pulls in, they run up to the driver’s side door and physically stand next to the door so that the person inside cannot open the door and come outside.”

This is downright obscene, which means that it is acceptable for Leftists.
I wonder … Are there no “NEW” Black Panthers in Colorado?
If not, why not? *chuckle*
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Karl Magnus on November 29, 2013 at 12:19 PM

You know that this is ordered by the scum of the earth lowlife president. And his union thugs ordered him to order them to do this. This is funny.

tmgrant on November 29, 2013 at 5:30 PM

I have this handy tool that lets me open my car door if someone intentionally blocks it.

I actually confronted a guy who was preventing a girl from entering her vehicle. He was a little unhappy with me. Talking managed to diffuse the situation (no thanks to the 911 operator, who never sent any cops)but it’s the first time in my life I wanted a gun, and the reason I’ll have one should it ever happen again.

TexasDan on November 29, 2013 at 8:05 PM

Gun-control fans getting thuggish for next Colorado recall vote

Hey, good luck with that. *snort*

Ronnie on November 30, 2013 at 1:31 AM

They yell at the person while they’re at the table trying to sign, or blow an airhorn in their ear,”

That’s assault and they can be arrested. I guarantee if someone came up to me and blew an airhorn in my ear, they would be picking up their teeth from the sidewalk.

Johnnyreb on December 1, 2013 at 11:01 AM


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