72 Killed Resisting Gun Confiscation in Boston

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Boston – National Guard units seeking to confiscate a cache of recently banned assault weapons were ambushed by elements of a Para-military extremist faction. 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, Massachusetts Governor Thomas Gage declared that the extremist faction, which was made up of local citizens, 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,” issued an executive order authorizing the 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.

Gage issued a ban on military-style assault weapons and ammunition earlier in the week. This decision followed a meeting in early this month between government and military leaders at which the governor authorized the forcible confiscation of illegal arms.

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 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 off regarding the government’s plans.

During a tense standoff in the Lexington town park, National Guard 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 reportedly fired by one of the right-wing extremists.

Eight civilians were killed in the ensuing 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. Colonel Smith, finding his forces over 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. The governor also demanded the surrender of those responsible for planning and leading the attack against the government troops.

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.

On July 4th, 1776 these same extremists signed the Declaration of Independence, pledging to each other and their countrymen their lives, fortunes, and sacred honor. Many of them lost everything, including their families and their lives over the course of the next few years.

Lest we forget…

Author: jcivitas
Source: Fauquier Free Citizen

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  1. says

    Am guessing these “extremist” …”criminals” were only named as such to give Governor Gage the “legality” he needed to try to confiscate those weapons. If truth be known, they probably did not commit any other crimes but owning military style weapons….The government officials will lie and say anything to justify breaking the law themselves. We have a right in this country to own and bear arms…not hunting weapons…it means weapons of SELF PROTECTION. You cant defend your family from the government with a 30.06. To defend against the government, you need the same type weapons that will be drawn on you…The right to bear arms is for the purpose of defending against a tyranical government..not against bears and deer. That governor needs to READ the definition of the constitution.

      • says

        You can start a recall just like colorado did and stand up to them but also people who report events that happen do not tell the true so i will say this the information is out there all you have to do is let it in.

      • Clayton says

        That means that Gage was acting outside a constitutional form of government. If all men are created equal, then who has the authority to tell you that you can’t bear arms of any kind? No one. And that means the orders were not lawful or legal. It means that force and coercion were involved, also not an element of a lawful contract.

      • Derrick says

        Daniel is right, the Constitution we know today wasn’t drafted until after the new American government tried to be a Confederacy (which failed, of course). Seph really needs to read a history book…

    • Tana says

      Amen and Amen! This is also how Hitler was able to take over, having his ss men start things in Jewish communities and say it was the Jewish community causing the problems. Gage needs to get over himself and Obama and quit trying to tread on our civil liberties!!

    • Eric Carlson says

      This story is a story, a reenactment of how the American Revolution began. This is not current news, unless you are still living in 1775. Please complete High School American History before commenting on this story. Thank you, all you uneducated people for making stupid comments.

  2. says

    Those people are not exstreamist nor are they terriost they are american citizens that are not gonna let the goverment take what they have the right to have its not a privelage it is a right, I personally thank those people who stood against all odds for what they believe in, to those folks you are not alone in this war that the goverment is trying to wage on honest, hard working god fearing americans they are hundreds of thousands of us when the time comes, my hats off to you and god bless….

    • Brakechute says

      As this article illustrates, the labels are based on which side you’re on. History is written by the victors. If you go against the government, be prepared for labels like “dissident”, “rebel” and yes, “terrorist”. At least until we win… :)

    • alice says

      amen and I will be right with them if the time comes. I will not be disarmed while i’m still alive

      • kes says

        big talk when you know you’ll never have to back it up. just stick close to the doublewide and no one will bother you.

      • KenO says

        Im right there with ya. no big talk just big gun, f off everyon else. Come get some… Ready for the shrug.

    • James says

      Just curious, how many Tea Party rallies have you attended that would warrant your assertion of the Tea Party having “no clue”? Next time you speak about who has a clue, perhaps you can use correct spelling and grammar in that process of condemnation.

    • Charles says


      The Tea Party isnt ABOUT Gun rights ,,,idiot,,please get on board,,the Tea Party is about,, TAXED ENOUGHT ALREADY

      • says

        It is about your rights . And having a government that has been so corrupted that there only job is in self interest we need to tear down existing government and rebuild. The government is supposed to be the voice of the people not big business not other governments. we need to take our rights back.

      • Aunt Jane says

        While that is true, our real purpose is LIBERTY!! Return to constitutional government, fiscal responsibility etc. Insisting on the government abiding by the law!

      • David says

        Actually, this Tea Party was all about taxation ‘without representation’ – very different than our current situation. These folks, I respect, because it laid the grounds for modern democracy. Take a history lesson.

  3. Kyu~ says

    I think it’s funny how one anonymous government official said no one would have been killed had those “extremists” obeyed the law and handed over their guns but doesn’t point out that no one would have been killed had the government not attempted to trample on their 2nd Amendment rights…

    • Gandalf says

      Well, that may be relevant if the second Amendment had existed when this occurred. At the time of the Boston massacre, there were no second Amendment rights. There wasn’t even a constitution. The constitution would not be created until after the Revolutionary War and the Articles of Confederation.

  4. says

    It would be a tragedy to open fire on our veterans and military, but I would do it. It’s the only way I and others could make a statement to the CORRUPT GOVERMENT of this GREAT NATION. MEN GAVE THERE LIFE IN PAST WORLD WARS FOR OUR FREEDOM, NOW WE MIGHT HAVE TO GIVE OUR LIVES FOR THE FREEDOM OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

  5. Jim37015 says

    I see lever actions,shot guns and even a pellet rifle.Oh sure theres some MAK and AK 47’s and they’re probably not full auto. This is government trying to disarm the citizens but it will go very badly for the government.

  6. Cliff Fox says

    What part of “the right to bear arms shall not be infringed upon” does Massachusetts Governor Thomas Gage not understand? He’s going to start an all out civil war if he continues his blatant disregard for the Constitution of the United States!

    • ALF says

      This article is not “news”. It is a historical account of the begining of the our war for independence from Britain. It happened in 1775, but was written in a manner as to seem like it happened today so as to give an idea of what our government and media would tell us what happened. If this did happen today we would be labeled as terrorists and extremist milita members and be demonized for resisting totalian powers.
      Be sure to read between the lines in these thing before getting angry and making a response. We need to apear smarter and more rational than the slave minded liberals who encite panic.

    • Lewyk says

      It amazes me how many people did not get the point of this story… This was a history lesson folks….. BEFORE the Constituion, BEFORE the Declaration of Independance….

      Read the entire thing people, holy crap.

  7. Tdog says

    The media has elevated the firearm to a level of notoriety that lends it to being jewelery or a status symbol. The fascination and novelty of guns has to be taken from them and they must be reduced to being the mundane items they are. I don’t see stabbings in the news except as a side note, as though anything other than attempted murder with a firearm was “barely a crime at all”. Belching out firearm laws in the hopes one of them will get the desired effect is not an answer. Limiting magazine capacity is as likely to prevent shootings as limiting gas tank capacity is to reduce traffic accidents. Also; schools are targets, period. The gun-free zone is where, if you’re that far gone, one goes with their weapon of choice to possess the advantage of having acquired the weapon. Process “Police Station Mass Shooting”. I also find it immensely irritating that it is acceptable to jam “assault weapons” into the arms of some young kid and require they to go to fight for some obtuse political/corporate end at the arse end of the globe, but if he/she wants the same tools to defend their own home from clear and present dangers, suddenly they can’t be trusted with the hardware. “Here’s a helicopter that’s lethal at ten miles, defend my oil. What? You want a varminting rifle to protect your kids? And there’s nothing for ME in it? No way!”

  8. David Perry says

    Since Colonel Francis Smith was actually a British “Redcoat” and not local militia himself, the story would have been better told as being Federal or US Army troops seizing from the citizenry.
    “During World War I, Congress passed the National Defense Act of 1916, which required the use of the term “National Guard” for the state militias and further regulated them.”
    This is not to be confused with the militia as termed by the Constitution, which was and is more or less the able (male) citizenry.