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Unmask Antifa Act

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Post by AndyC » Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:32 pm

Yes, I know it's MSN:
The "Unmasking Antifa Act of 2018," legislation introduced in the House, carries a potential 15-year prison sentence for those caught engaging in behaviors typically associated with the "antifa" movement of anti-fascist activists.

Under the act, anyone "wearing a mask" or in disguise who "injures, oppresses, threatens, or intimidates any person ... in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege" would be subject to a fine or up to 15 years in prison.
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Re: Unmask Antifa Act

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Post by flowrie » Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:58 pm

Read the same on Brietbart

https://www.breitbart.com/big-governmen ... sking-law/

Not sure why you need a mask law to arrest someone who is already breaking the law ( looting, assaulting, etc..)

But I am OK with it. If I ever need a mask then that will mean there is no longer any law in effect.
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Re: Unmask Antifa Act

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Post by ninjabread » Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:16 pm

I think it's a great idea if and only if the law also applies to government agents.
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Re: Unmask Antifa Act

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Post by DevilDawg » Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:22 pm

ninjabread wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:16 pm
I think it's a great idea if and only if the law also applies to government agents.
Maybe I am misinterputing your statement? Are you comparing Antifa to law enforcement doing raids on criminal elements?

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Post by Soldev » Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:26 pm

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Re: Unmask Antifa Act

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Post by jerry_r60 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:35 pm

flowrie wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:58 pm
Read the same on Brietbart

https://www.breitbart.com/big-governmen ... sking-law/

Not sure why you need a mask law to arrest someone who is already breaking the law ( looting, assaulting, etc..)

But I am OK with it. If I ever need a mask then that will mean there is no longer any law in effect.
I’m with you here. Enforce the law, protect lawful protests, arrest unlawful protesters. We don’t need a special add on because someone wore a mask. I think that’s another one of the silly government over reaches that just happens to currently be “on my side”, anti ANTIFA .

Maybe there is some compelling reason that makes it specially agregious that I don’t know about.


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Re: Unmask Antifa Act

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Post by ninjabread » Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:41 pm

DevilDawg wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:22 pm
ninjabread wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:16 pm
I think it's a great idea if and only if the law also applies to government agents.
Maybe I am misinterputing your statement? Are you comparing Antifa to law enforcement doing raids on criminal elements?
It depends what you mean by criminal element. If you're talking about violent street gangs, et cetera, then no. If you're talking about people who file complaints against illegal 30.06 signs, et cetera, then yes.
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Post by JustSomeOldGuy » Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:08 pm

This seems to me exactly like stupid liberal laws such as banning AR's that have a forward (vertical) pistol grip, or (insert accessory of your choice here).
I'm not a fan of outlawing objects that are merely an adjunct to OTHER bad BEHAVIOUR. We just got rid of some stupid knife laws in Texas, but now we're going to add some stupid textile laws on a national scale? Of course it's easier to arrest/convict somebody for wearing a mask than it is for loitering, vandalism, arson, blocking traffic, marching without a permit, assault, etc. Proving illegal behaviour is more work than proving possession of a facecloth. So I guess my Harley riding neighbor, my yardman, and my surgeon, to name just a few, will all run the risk of 'taking the ride' if somebody complains about them........
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Re: Unmask Antifa Act

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Post by OneGun » Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:16 pm

If you are breaking the law anyway, it does not matter if you also have a mask on your face.

It is like passing a law that criminals have to obey the law.
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Post by Soldev » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:45 pm

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Re: Unmask Antifa Act

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Post by RoyGBiv » Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:02 am

OneGun wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:16 pm
If you are breaking the law anyway, it does not matter if you also have a mask on your face.

It is like passing a law that criminals have to obey the law.
I'm on this train too.
Mask law is unnecessary. Just enforce existing law.
What if I have a cold and I'm wearing a hospital mask, then somebody sees me doing something they interpret incorrectly and call the PoPo? Do I get 15 years? How about we just enforce the laws against rioting and assault instead of this publicity stunt?
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Re: Unmask Antifa Act

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Post by OlBill » Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:43 am

Bad law. 15 years for a dress code. We don't need more laws.


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Re: Unmask Antifa Act

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Post by Papa_Tiger » Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:49 am

OlBill wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:43 am
Bad law. 15 years for a dress code. We don't need more laws.
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Re: Unmask Antifa Act

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Post by crazy2medic » Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:58 am

OlBill wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:43 am
Bad law. 15 years for a dress code. We don't need more laws.
Are you suggesting (Gasp) that congress not pass laws? Whatever would they do? You would take away the only thing that makes them important!
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Re: Unmask Antifa Act

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Post by Papa_Tiger » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:11 am

crazy2medic wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:58 am
OlBill wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:43 am
Bad law. 15 years for a dress code. We don't need more laws.
Are you suggesting (Gasp) that congress not pass laws? Whatever would they do? You would take away the only thing that makes them important!
Congress doesn't need to pass drivel like this. Just like they didn't need to pass "hate crime" laws or other things that enhance the penalties for certain behaviors or against certain "protected classes".

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