Second Amendment Follies at Sand Land's Capitol, Courtesy of Dennis Gilman

Gilman and I get to know some of our fellow Sand Land-ers and reconnect with old pals like Buffalo Rick...

There's nothing more fun on a mild, sunny day in Arizona than getting out and about and talkin' to ordinary folks.

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-Jim Carrey, Right on Gun Nuts, Fox News, Emma Stone...
-Arizona Gun Nuts Rally at State Capitol in New Dennis Gilman Video

Above is a compilation of footage of videographer Dennis Gilman and I doing just that at a series of pro-gun rallies at the Arizona State Capitol held in January and February. (Gilman flew solo at the January rally, I joined in during two February events.)

You never know who you're going to meet or what people are going to say. Like the fella with mutton chops who interrupted a conversation he wasn't a part of to inform me that he wanted to "bump fire" all over my face.

Lordy, is that a sexual reference, a threat, or is he just telling me he likes me?

See, bump firing is a method by which a shooter uses the recoil of a semi-automatic weapon to simulate automatic fire. You can do it on your own, or purchase a perfectly legal, slide-fire stock to achieve the same end.

Not sure why this guy was so sensitive about the subject. I mean, there are countless bump fire videos on YouTube. Heck, if I owned an AR, I'd give it a whirl. It looks pretty fun, 'til you imagine some psycho doing likewise.


A perfectly legal rush, if you can afford the gun, the ammo and the slide-fire stock...

The kid with the Confederate flag? As I grew up in North Carolina, I'm familiar with all of these apologist arguments in favor of slavery and the Confederacy. You'll notice how quickly Zack transitions from saying that the Civil War was about states' rights instead of slavery to defending slavery itself.

As he's just 18, I assume someone fed him this line. Probably someone who should know better. Though it does make you wonder what they're teaching at Centennial High, which is overwhelmingly white.

Bump firing without a slide-fire stock...

Not to pick on Cowboy Zack, but he is a living, breathing argument for forced integration. Nor would he last long in South Phoenix waving that bullshit around.

On another topic, I usually find that a little bit of local Mexican-hater Art Olivas goes a long way, so there should be enough footage of Art in this video to get you into the next decade.

There's also an interesting discussion of when these so-called "patriots" may have to fire on law enforcement. The young man I discuss this with is college-educated, so a lack of book-learnin' is, apparently, not the issue.

As Gilman says in his video description, "Welcome to Arizona." True, there are wackadoodles everywhere in this great land of ours, but for some reason, we get more than our fair share here in Cactus Country. Something in the water, the soil, the air, or all three?



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leonardclark
leonardclark

Thanks once again Mr. Lemons and Mr. Gilman for putting a spot light on rhe right wing extremists who ultimately want to destroy this democratic republic and put in its place a Taliban like Theocracy !

Vassago
Vassago

Art Olivas........might I say......another BUMBLING USEFUL IDIOT.

Francisco Cortez
Francisco Cortez

These guys are all a bunch of idiots. They are what's wrong with Arizona. To the Native American on the video that said that he doesn't want his land taken over by foreigners; News for you dumb ass! it already happened by Europeans a long time ago!!

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

The HS kid at the beginning of this video just PROVES how bad the schools are in AZ.  The kid is an idiot.

Mary Doe
Mary Doe

Thanks. Saving for my collection of 'When we lived in Arizona' for my kids.

royalphoenix
royalphoenix

Bump fire...wth kinda crap is that ? Scopes are for non-shooting f--ks anyway. peace

valleynative
valleynative

bump firing looks cool, and can be fun, but without the special stock and a lot of practice, the "bump" means you've got very little control and will be out of ammo very quickly.  I'd rather face a clown bump firing than somebody who knows how to use a .45 pistol.


david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

lol this is for you tea bags..Arguing with a tea bagger is like playing chess with a pigeon..no matter how good you are, the pigeon just knocks over the pieces, shits on the board, and struts around like its victorious over something....

Tea bags that try and intimidate are like ankle biters...they bark a lot, but the bite is weak and insignificant. 



ChemTrailKaren
ChemTrailKaren

BUFFOLO RICK IS HOT! I heard he beat the shit out of gilman and lemon ran like the fat ass coward he is. Fuck the new times. 

Warrior-X
Warrior-X

Actually, it's not just in South Phoenix that is offended by the Confederate flag B.S. It's the entire valley. You see, you don't need to be black to recognize what the Confederate flag represents. Everyone who is well educated, knows what it is. And whom is associated with it.

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

lol art is a crazy lil kook that reminds me of a chihuahua...barks real loud, but hes so tiny the only threat he imposes is to your ankles.. 

clothswordtees
clothswordtees

The kid is partially right, Lee did free slaves that he could find work for. He however kept the old and those he couldn't find work for. His wife's father was the slave owner, they were passed on to her. If you read about Lee he was opposed to slavery long before the confederacy was formed, he fought for Virginia.

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

@WhoKnows Evidently he never read the articles of secession enacted by the states that formed the confederacy. or never heard of Alexander Stephens, the Confederate vice president who quite succinctly spelled out the importance of slavery to the south in his "cornerstone speech":

 "Our new Government is founded upon exactly the opposite ideas; its foundations are laid, its cornerstone rests, upon the great truth that the negro is not equal to the white man; that slavery, subordination to the superior race, is his natural and normal condition.["

There you have it - an American nation founded on the concept of untermenschen and herrenvolk. Now you can appreciate why neo-nazis love to fly the confederate battle flag.

Gilman's video shows how superficial tea bagger and gun-nut philosophy is. It's founded on myth and half-truth.

Vassago
Vassago

@Valleynative......You posted: "I'd rather face a clown bump firing than somebody who knows how to use a .45 pistol"...what a stupid statement!!....I would like to see You doing that, see how many holes your ass gets.......well... unless that CLOWN doing the bump firing is the CLOWN SHURF, then I guess You can do that without any danger of beign injuried. 

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@valleynative Is that what happened to you?  The gun stock knock out your balls?

allanbartlett
allanbartlett

@ChemTrailKaren you're just jealous because bunghole rickey sucks cock better than you.

He swallows, you're a spitter. BUT, you beg for anal, that's a plus one.

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@ChemTrailKaren lol yea right...the only thing Rick beats the shit out of is his dick when he masturbates daily...fuck you, and fuck him. 

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

@Lone_Wolf

If you look at the artwork on the Lil Jon and the Eastside Boys album Throw your Hood Up Lil Jon has a Confederate flag draped over his shoulders and a Confederate flag is on fire. BTW Lil Jon and the Eastside Boys are black and are from Atlanta, Georgia.

ChemTrailKaren
ChemTrailKaren

@david_saint01 Art works hard for the tea party. What have you done for this country lately besides gay marry and kiss illegals but holes? 

valleynative
valleynative

@mikefrombisbee And you can judge the whole group based on the words of a very few.  Doesn't that seem a bit hypocritical coming from somebody who's just been condemning bigotry?

valleynative
valleynative

@WhoKnows How are things on the playground?  Do your parents know you're using the computer?

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

@david_saint01

lmao that was awesome. I nearly spewed my soda from my nose.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@david_saint01 Didn't Ricky get arrested for doing that in front of a 13 year old girl?  These guys have done so many crazy things, it's hard to remember!

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

@ChemTrailKaren

The only thing Art does is provide me with free entertainment. BTW, the original Boston Tea Party was a protest to the Tea Act and the Boston Massacre of 1770. But Massachusetts is considered too liberal for your dumb ass.

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@ChemTrailKaren @david_saint01 LMAO art works really hard at acting like a dumbass, and picking fights he shouldnt. I met the little turd, and hes a bitter, ignorant, scared little man...as for you, you are barking up the same tree..stop, before its too late. PS gays are Americans too..so apparently you arent a patriot, just a bigot and racist. People like you destroy our country, not make it better..in short, go fuck yourself with a rusty fork 

valleynative
valleynative

@mikefrombisbee  Mike, you made me laugh out loud.

Look the word up in a dictionary.  It's not at all limited to race, ethnic group, or culture.   When you lump a whole group (any kind of group) together and assume that they all share the traits of the few examples you see, you're a bigot, and pretty dumb, yourself.

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

@valleynative @mikefrombisbee You need to learn the difference between bigotry - unfairly judging a racial or ethnic group because of skin color or culture - and the well-earned contempt that an entire group earned because of their foolishness, bigotry and willful ignorance. It doesn't mater what color they are or religion they espouse. If they hold to foolish, fantastical ideas - as tea baggers all do - they earn - and deserve -my contempt,.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

@WhoKnows @david_saint01

Yup. He was convicted of felony exposure. I thinkhe's now a registered sex offender.

leonardclark
leonardclark

@david_saint01 @ChemTrailKaren Thank you David...so true and on point ! But doesn't matter...these anti-American anti-democratic republic fascists only desire to the destroy the nation they have now come to hate. Reasoning will do no good with a certain element among them just as reasoning would have done no good with the last little filthy nazis who died needlessly on the steps of the fuhrers bunker.

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