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    Anonymous staunch 2nd Amendment supporters?

    Anonymous staunch 2nd Amendment supporters?

    I told you on Monday, when I announced that I was joining both the NRA and EFF that

    The Tea Party movement has more in common with the hacktivist community than either side wants to admit.

    That common ground is not expansive.  The Tea Party movement certainly is not Occupy or anarchist, and the Occupy crowd is not singing the praises of the Founding Fathers and adherence to the Constitution.  And not all of the hactivist community is “Anonymous” or similar.  My prior post was directed more at the Aaron Swartz’s of the world than at the Anonymous’s of the world.

    There may be some further proof of what I was saying in that some members of the Anonymous hacker group appear — and I stress “some members” and “appear” — to have come out against attempts by the government to infringe 2nd Amendment rights.  I thought the news might be a hoax, and still am suspicious, but an Anonymous related Twitter account seems to confirm it.

    Via PJ Tatler:

    The international hacktivist group Anonymous today warned of “insurrection in America” as the government controls and twists the narrative on gun-related incidents.

    Known for the Guy Fawkes masks worn at protests, Anonymous has styled itself as an anti-authority crusader against government corruption and lack of transparency, and supported the Occupy protests. And now the hackers are stepping into the gun control debate, warning in a lengthy message today that “throughout history authoritarian governments have used gun violence as an excuse to take peoples firearms and control there population.”

    “Obama has been working hard to try and ban semi-automatic weapons and shotguns while at the same time increasing the weapons and firepower that police and government agencies have. Within minutes of the Connecticut shooting, politicians were on the state run media saying it was time to get rid of the guns and they will be talking about it for weeks to come,” Anonymous wrote on its blog. “The Obama administration and his government funded media have been promoting this idea for months. Everytime there is a shooting performed by a crazy person the media talks about it non-stop for weeks or months. But when there is an illegal or unlawful shooting by police that does not fit Obama’s agenda the story is barely mentioned.”

    I don’t know if it’s real or not, but it’s a good listen to:


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    abenson229 | January 18, 2013 at 9:31 am

    Rather than strong 2A supporters, Anonymous is more like a group of anti-government activists…would be anarchists maybe.

    Which until very recently is an attitude I found ludicrous.

    What about Anon hacking the surveillence tapes of the gunman entering the school in Conn. Don’t want to see the shootings just want to see what he is carrying…

    Also wouldn’t it be fantastic to get medical information regarding the shooter? What sort of meds was he taking?

    JohnAdams | January 18, 2013 at 11:43 am

    Not sure what happened to my first comment where I asked that Anonymous find the surveillence video at the Conn. School and release just the portion that shows the shooter entering the school. Given the conspiracy theories floating around it would be educational to see with our own eyes what sort of weapons he carried into the school.

    jeannebodine | January 18, 2013 at 11:45 am

    I would prefer to stay as far away from Anonymous as possible. Anarchy is not my thing and quite frankly, their tactics terrorize. On-line lynch mobs, secure data published, personal lives ruined – all this & more in the name of some goal they deem to be noble? Makes my blood run cold.

    Henry Hawkins | January 18, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    Perhaps Anonymous will be the exception, due to their defining anonymity which slows the process, but historically just about every subversive organization gets co-opted from within sooner or later, usually to be forced toward a greater anarchic existence, doing increasingly ugly things.

      Browndog in reply to Henry Hawkins. | January 18, 2013 at 2:22 pm

      Stop it already.

      Tired, I am, of all this talk around here, grasping at straws, trying to convince each other that all these anarchy groups are somehow not connected to ANACHISTS

      …all in the pursuit of finding an ally.

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