If no one needs semi-automatic AR-15s for self-defense, then why are the Feds ordering 7000 full-auto rifles as personal defense weapons?
My latest brush with fame:
[L]icensed parents can legally carry a concealed weapon in the car during the pickup and drop-off. It is not legal, however, to carry a concealed weapon into a school building and not even … outside the vehicle …. If you … might get out of the vehicle you should … store your firearm [securely] before you get out of the car.
Some find conspiracy theories ridiculous. While they are extreme and hard to believe, that doesn’t mean they’re all false. Consider the story of Operation Gladio.
Some excerpts from the Wikipedia entry:
After World War II, the UK and the US decided to create “stay-behind” paramilitary organizations, with the official aim of countering a possible Soviet invasion through sabotage and guerrilla warfare behind enemy lines. Arms caches were hidden, escape routes prepared, and loyal members recruited: i.e., mainly hardline anticommunists, including many ex-Nazis or former fascists, whether in Italy or in other European countries.
It gets more disturbing:
The electoral support for the Italian Communist Party and other leftists was growing to more than 1/3 of the italian popular vote so that the establishment of a communist regime in Italy seemed possible even without a Soviet invasion, as it had been the case in Eastern Europe. The revolutionary elites … feared only a right-wing reaction, which never really materialized. Fearing such supposed menace, the institutionalized revolutionary forces of the Italian Communist Party turned to demonize any possible reaction: they started referencing to all terrorist deeds, even those clearly originated by the extreme left wing, as part of the ‘Strategy of Tension’ … with Gladio eager to be involved.
[L]inks to terrorism have been either confirmed or claimed in the nine countries, Italy, Ireland, Turkey, Germany, France, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, and Sweden, demanding further investigation.
In short, major western governments including the US creating secret armies that engaged in terrorist acts in multiple countries, with the purpose of manipulating public opinion.
This is a wild conspiracy theory. It’s also well established that it actually happened. Once you get a full grasp on this story, you have a pretty good sense that it hasn’t ended.
So when you see a wild conspiracy theory about a big event, whether it’s 9/11 or the Boston Marathon, don’t dismiss it quite so quickly.