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Old 05-14-2017, 09:16 PM   #1
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The new doomsayers taking up arms and preparing for catastrophe: American liberals.

WRITTEN BY Matthew Sedacca May 07, 2017

A month before the 2016 US presidential election, Colin Waugh and his wife bought their first firearm.

Donald Trump’s campaign was taking an unprecedented turn, with the candidate baiting gun-rights supporters to exert their influence and suggesting that a loss in November would be evidence of a rigged system. The gun, as Waugh frames it, was a form of insurance in case American democracy dissolved into a quasi-Mad Max society, and liberals became the hunted.

When Trump won, Waugh felt “numb.” His wife was “catatonic.” They both feared for their lives. The couple, liberal Mississippians and stalwart Obama supporters, were not the primary targets of the right-wing vitriol directed primarily at Latino immigrants and Muslims during Trump’s campaign. But from Waugh’s liberal perch, seeing the new president’s supporters on the news screaming “We’ll take back our country!” and hearing similar sentiments from conservatives in his home state, even from friends, felt like a genuine threat.

“For the first time in my life, I realized my own freedom was my own responsibility,” says Waugh. “I could no longer trust Trump, or Congress, to reassure my rights and liberties would remain in place.”

But even though he sought self-sufficiency in his new America, Waugh realized he would need a new community of sorts. So on Nov. 10, 2016, Waugh logged onto Facebook and set up the Liberal Prepper.

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Old 05-14-2017, 09:52 PM   #2
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Old 05-15-2017, 01:17 AM   #3
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Yes, let's tell everyone we know...
We have enough gun control. What we need now is idiot control.
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Funny how quickly everything changes with these folks, once the shoe is on the other foot. They were perfectly OK with restricting gun ownership when their candidate was in the White House. Now that they are the opposition, not so much.
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Well, at least they'll be prepped for the more likely scenarios...
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I was thinking the same thing Alan, at the very least the might learn some information that might be of use some day, but not in the scenario they are envisioning.
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