Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Carey Nation: T2ATF's Carry Day - Goin' Postal?


Was it a warning or an announcement?

Yesterday, Carisa Rodriguez, the mayor's admin assistant, alerted KPB employees that the 2nd Amendment Task Force(T2ATF) was mobilizing in the borough parking lot to 'visit'.

If you remember back a few weeks ago, T2ATF met at the SOLdotna Sports Center to insist that they be able to stick loaded pistols in their pants (see related blog posting). Or maybe they were happy to see Mayor Dave Carey and Senator Tom Wagoner join their panel. Your guess is as good as mine.

Mayor Dave welcomed the gun-waving activists that gathered yesterday in the borough's parking lot and he said a lot of patriotic words. Maybe he forgot when T2ATF's main organizer at the Sports Center, Schaeffer Cox, refused to say the Pledge of Allegiance and didn't remove his hat when others did so. And I wonder if Dave has read the group's manifesto of armed rebellion they would mount if another gun-control law was passed? No matter, guns and God ruled the day.

But it kinda made some local businesses and governmental offices a bit nervous. The sign pictured in this posting was from the post office located across the street from the borough building and it reminded patrons that guns weren't allowed inside. It's a reasonable stance for an agency that has been notorious for disgruntled gun-toting employees going postal in the past (but not in SOLdotna!).

I'm just glad some local punk didn't set off some firecrackers behind the T2ATFers as they were flashing their firearms...

I do wonder about the group's motives. With no pending gun-control legislation being proposed in Alaska, and with nothing really shaking on the national level except removing the law that President Reagan signed that outlawed loaded weapons in national parks, I wonder just what point the group is really making...

8 comments:

KittenStCyr said...

Wow, sorry about your rednecks.
The point I'm getting from them is that if you combine ignorance, racism, and class anger, what you get is a shiny new gun.

Wolfe Tone said...

Enjoy your blog, have added it to my Blogroll.
When I stop caring whether or not I still have a job, I, too, will venture a little more into Peninsula commentary.

Alaskan citizen said...

Central Hospital Service Area News: New appointee to CHSA = Norm Olson, formerly a head honcho for Michigan Militia. He attracted a bit too much attention when blaming the Japanese Government for the Oklahoma City bombing and eventually migrated North to Alaska to Nikiski. This may be it's own story or just a yawn in our life on the peninsula.

Wolfe Tone said...

Alaska Citizen:

Are we positive it's the same Norman E. Olson as the Michigan Militia domestic terrorist Wack Job™?

If so, it's certainly no "yawn!"

souldotna said...

Heading to the Assembly meeting tonight- will check this out.

Wolfe Tone said...

I did a little research... and yep, it's the same anti-government evangelical who openly endorsed violent revolution as head of the Michigan Militia.

Yikes.

Alaskan citizen said...

Read through back the back issues of Clarion... there was a time when his coming here was big news.

Alaskan citizen said...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/090102/new_0901020001.shtml

story about norman olson


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